Today’s post is a guest post by Darin Karp, President of Stress Free Corporate Housing, a global provider of temporary housing.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Recife, and Salvador. Brazil is expected to receive about 600,000 international visitors and 3 million local tourists for the World Cup.
According to a 2012 report by Ernst and Young on M&A activity, mergers and acquisitions are expected to increase in 2013. I can believe it as many of my clients today are either in the middle of a merger or have gone through one recently. Certainly, mergers and acquisitions are an important tool in the corporate strategy tool belt as companies aim to capitalize on new innovations, reduce costs or enter new markets. But, mergers and acquisitions are tough. More than 50 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail and more than 80 percent fail to enhance shareholder value.
This article is reprinted from Taxolutions with permission from Rowland, Johnson & Company, P.A.
Many Americans are considering moving abroad to take advantage of professional and personal opportunities in a global economy. But as a U.S. citizen living in a foreign country, your tax situation may become more complex, especially because the U.S. requires all of its citizens and green card holders living abroad to continue to file returns in the U.S., and pay taxes on their worldwide income. Depending on the source and level of your income, however, you may be entitled to a number of tax breaks, chiefly designed to keep you from being taxed doubly by your adopted country, as well as the United States. Whether you actually come out ahead on taxes will depend on which country you work in and its tax rates, along with your individual financial and employment situations.
Who is excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Living in Europe myself, I must admit that I am looking forward to all the pomp and circumstance that the Olympics will bring. I think this event will be good for the region, both economically and spiritually, and I am optimistic about London’s ability to host the games, despite some of the noted challenges. I do hope that the Britons and their neighbors enjoy this momentous occasion – even if it’s going to make my job a little more difficult this summer.
The relocation industry is comprised of a diverse set of businesses. Between third-party relocation management companies (RMCs), real estate experts, finance gurus, brokers, appraisers and more, service partners come in all different shapes, sizes, styles and personalities. This is great news, because corporations are equally diverse and all the different options make it possible to find perfect pairings. Over the course of my blogging, I want to take a look at different criteria to see what, if anything, matters most.
In our business, we get to meet a lot of people. Relocation and HR folks certainly love their networking events. In fact, earlier this year, I was at the ERC event in Las Vegas and was surprised by the number of participants, activities and established business relationships present. It felt like a reunion and, as a newcomer, I was a bit intimidated to join this party of old friends.