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The Expatriate Administrator

The Expatriate Administrator, published by KPMG's International Executive Services practice, offers thought-provoking articles that can help raise awareness about topical and timely issues affecting international assignment programs and globally-mobile employees working for multinational organizations.

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FBAR Revisited: Gone Electric
This article alerts taxpayers to the upcoming filing deadline for calendar year 2013 FBAR reports, and provides updates with a special focus on the new electronic filing requirements.
Taking a Fresh Look at the Latest Immigration-Related Changes from China: Foreign Nationals Face Tighter Regulations
It was merely a matter of time before the Chinese authorities acknowledged and acted upon gaps and deficiencies in the rules and practices in respect of foreign nationals entering and leaving the People's Republic of China. Some new rules, recently introduced in China, focus on standardizing the management of foreign nationals' cross-border movements into and out of China in order to curb illegal entries, illegal stays, and illegal employment. HR professionals should review and adjust their existing visa application procedures and "cycles" in response to the extra administration and prolonged processing time related to visas, so that the negative impact on the travel and work schedules of their employees can be mitigated.
Updated! Supreme Court’s Same‑Sex Marriage Decisions Clarify Some Issues, Cloud Others
In the United States, same-sex married couples recently won federal recognition of their rights and privileges by virtue of a recent Supreme Court decision. That Supreme Court decision, how the federal government is reacting to it, and the significance thereof for employers and their globally-mobile gay and lesbian employees, are examined in this article.
The Marketplace Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the Globalization of Higher Education
Many higher education institutions are looking to take advantage of growth opportunities outside their national borders. This is due, amongst other things, to the effects of globalization, which have created many challenges as well as opportunties.