COVID-19 has left visitors, business travelers and executives stranded in their country of destination – be it in Europe or the United States - and potentially subjecting those individuals and their employers to that nation’s income tax. Likewise, employers confronted with stranded foreign employees on temporary missions must handle any consequences of over-staying a visa or a temporary work contract in compliance with immigration and employment laws. Some countries have relaxed some of these rules while others have yet to provide the necessary guidance.
Join us for a discussion of some of those situations and the various relief measures introduced and how they work. We will be having a closer look at the implications for employers and individuals in the United States and Europe.
Topics for discussion:
Taxation of Employers and Individuals
- What are the taxation rules in the United States?
- What are the current relief measures in the United State?
- What about Europe?
- What can I do if I am unable to depart the U.S. before my authorized period of admission expires?
- What are acceptable ‘business visitor’ activities?
- Due to the impact of COVID-19 on business operations, employers are dealing with layoffs, furloughs, or termination of employees. How does this impact employees on nonimmigrant work visas?
- I planned on going to the U.S. Consulate abroad to apply for a new visa stamp. Can I still go?
- Curtis Best, Managing Director, Andersen
- Scott Bettridge, Immigration Practice Chair, Cozen O'Connor
- David Roberts, Managing Director, Andersen
- Jose Suarez, Partner, Perez Llorca (Madrid)