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Human Capital Forum
EY and AMCHAM, Bangalore

Date: 09 May 2013
Venue: Vivanta by Taj,  M.G.Road, Bangalore

Program Agenda
Time Topic Description Speakers
9.15 to 9.30 AM Registration
9.30 to 10.15 AM Introduction, Recent updates and Trends in Global Mobility Introduction, agenda & event expectations

Recent changes & trends in Global Mobility

Results of Global Mobility Effectiveness
Survey and the Global Share Plan Survey 2012
Amarpal S. Chadha
Partner, Human Capital Services
10.15 to 11.00 AM Deputation structures - Tax challenges Interactive session on tax challenges associated with various deputation structures (inbound and outbound) - Corporate tax, Personal tax and Indirect tax challenges Madhu Menon
Chief Financial Officer
Tesco-Hindustan Services Centre

KT Chandy
Partner, Corporate Tax

Vivek Pachisia
Partner, Indirect Tax

Moderator: EY
11.00 to 11.15 AM Tea Break
11.15 to 12.00 PM Benefits for cross border assignees and cost competitiveness Interactive session on Industry practice and the documentation requirements/ taxability Renga Sundararajan
Regional Business Resource Manager, Caterpillar Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.

Pramod Paulose
AP & India IA Tax Lead - HR
IBM India Private Limited

Subhendu Ghose
Vice President - Finance
ITC Infotech India Limited

Moderator: EY
12.00 to 1.00 PM Open house - Provident Fund for International Workers & Global Immigration Challenges on Immigration and Provident Fund - Industry perspective

Open house for queries by participants
K Narayana
Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Bangalore

Vasudeva M Nayak
AVP & Group Head - Mobility & Assurance
Infosys Limited

Pankaj Bhatia
Director APAC - Global Mobility Services
Honeywell International (I) Private Limited

Alok Agrawal
Director, Human Capital Services


Sonu Iyer
Tax Partner & Human Capital Services Leader , EY
1.00 PM onwards Networking Lunch


Session 2: Deputation Structures - Tax challenges

With the advent of globalization, cross border movement of employees has become a common feature for organizations. The deputation structure plays an important role in planning the cross border movement of employees. Considering the stringent tax, social security and Immigration laws, it is necessary to have an efficient and tax compliant deputation structure.

Analyzing the Permanent Establishment (PE) exposure is as crucial as understanding the applicability of service tax on the deputation arrangement. Also, Personal tax compliances have to be evaluated both from employer and employee perspective.

The sessions covers various deputation structures from an Inbound and Outbound assignee perspective and the associated tax challenges ie, Corporate tax, Indirect tax and the Personal tax.



Session 3: Benefits for cross border assignees and cost competitiveness

Given the significant rise in International assignments and the increasing focus on being cost conscious, it is important to understand the cost drivers related to international mobility.

During this interactive session, experts from the industry share their knowledge and experience regarding the various benefits provided to cross border assignees and the challenges associated with the documentation/ taxability perspective.

Allowances are usually paid to assignees to compensate them for their increased cost of living and in some cases to bring parity. There is no explicit guidance under the Indian tax laws on the threshold for such allowances and other assignment related benefits.

The experts from Industry will share their experiences and the best practices on the above issues.



Session 4: Open house - Provident Fund for International Workers and Global Immigration

The provisions of coverage of International Workers (IWs) under the Provident Fund regime have been introduced in 2008.  Since then, the Government had issued circulars, notifications and FAQs clarifying various provisions. For example, the definition of IW with regard to outbound assignees, withdrawal procedure, Social Security Agreements, components to be considered for the purpose of Provident fund calculation etc. The purpose of this session is to discuss the recent developments with regard to IW provisions and to obtain views of Industry experts and the Provident Fund authorities.

Immigration is one of the key challenges being faced by almost all Mobility programs and gains criticality given the attention by the Governmental authorities. During this session, Industry experts will share their thoughts on the critical focus areas in immigration and suggested best practices.