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Global Mobility Services

Global Mobility Services

For many organisations, the pressure to compete effectively has led to an increase in the size and complexity of their global workforce, placing greater demands on their international human resource teams. Managing compensation, tax compliance and global mobility is increasingly becoming costlier, more complex and time consuming.

KPMG in India’s GMS practice provides tax and regulatory services to help organisations manage their statutory compliances in respect of their globally mobile workforce. 

We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals across India with extensive knowledge of various issues related to global mobility assignments.

Our key differentiators

Executive taxation is a critical area which requires adequate planning. We aim to provide services that meet the expectations of our clients across the globe, and emerge as the tax advisors of choice.

By its very nature of being personal, executive taxation tends to draw significant attention amongst senior executives and high net worth individuals. We recognise this fact and have worked towards meeting their expectations through: 

  • An experienced team of professionals, with extensive experience in providing services related to global mobility management and developing tailored approaches to help improve client delivery
  • Placing senior team members at each location, providing guidance and support on engagements
  • Leveraging our global network and assisting clients across the globe
  • Maintaining client information as confidential.

Our service offerings:

Expatriate Assignments Outbound Assignments
  • Plan the Indian assignment considering commencement date, tenure, etc. to help enhance potential tax benefits and administrative processes
  • Review of secondment contracts and other compliance requirements
  • Assist with the compliance requirements.
  • Design/review global mobility policies
  • Advise on cross-border tax issues and the tax relief mechanism
  • Assist with the compliance requirements
Social Security Regime Immigration / Visa
  • Applicability of social security regulations on an establishment
  • Assist with compliance requirements.
  • Advise on documentation in regard to obtaining Indian work permit and residential permit
  • Support while applying for such work
    /residential permits or their extensions. 
Employee Equity Incentive (ESOPs) Employee Compensation Structuring
  • Conceptualise and design the equity
    linked incentive and compensation schemes
  • Review existing plans vis-à-vis industry
    practices, regulatory norms, etc.
  • Design compensation packages in line with industry practices and tax optimisation
  • Advise on related document
Payroll Services Payroll Diagnostic
  • Advise on monthly tax withholding and net
    take home pay of employees
  • Assist with meeting monthly, quarterly and annual compliance requirements.


  • Review existing employee compensation policies and methodologies to identify any inefficiencies/issues
  • Review work and document flow in light of
    the applicable tax and regulatory environment.
Foreign Exchange Regulations
  • Advise on exchange control requirements for foreign nationals coming to India or leaving India
  • Advise on exchange control regulations in respect of various investment opportunities in India for individuals
  • Assist in setting up a liaison office.

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