Category Archives: Domestic Relocation

Relocation Tax Best Practices

Because the tax aspect of any relocation is so important, clear and continual communication with the transferring employee is essential. A transferee should never be surprised at tax time with a large and unexpected payment due to the IRS. It is the responsibility of the transferring employee to understand the tax implications of each relocation […]

The Amended Value Option and Tax Favorability

To facilitate a relocation, many employers offer home selling assistance to homeowner transferees. Home sale assistance can come in various forms; however, the IRS specifically calls out the Amended Value (AV) program as the favored method in terms of compliance. An AV program allows the transferee to market the property and attempt to find a […]

Taxability of US Domestic Relocation Benefits – Are You Prepared?

Arguably, the most complicated discussions surrounding domestic relocations involve the tax piece. For any domestic relocation expenses to be qualified as tax deductible, there are a few requirements that must be met, including: The move must correlate with the start date at a new job location The employee must be employed full time for 39 […]

Employee Relocation: Avoid Failed Assignments with Domestic Candidate Assessment

Most companies understand the importance of candidate assessment for global assignments, and many tools exist to gauge the adaptability of the candidate and family. Increasingly, companies that want to protect their investment in a domestic move are applying the same thought process and using some of the same tools. A Resume Isn’t Enough Most of […]

Why Benchmark?

The Benefits Of Benchmarking Domestic & International Relocation Policies Companies benchmark their relocation policies to analyze process performance, evaluate their program against their competitors’ or to measure their program against their own divisional or location-related best practices. If you have a mobile workforce, benchmarking your domestic and international relocation policies against the competition and other […]

Employee Relocation: Cultural Training for Intra-Country Moves?

We expect to experience some degree of culture shock in global moves, and often provide cultural training to help mitigate it. But culture shock is rarely acknowledged for moves within the same country, and support to manage it is even rarer. Since neither companies nor relocating employees expect domestic culture shock, the situation becomes even […]

Employee Relocation: Using Destination Mentors to Ease Culture Shock

Destination mentors play a very important role in helping your employees to get acclimated quickly during an employee relocation. In order to be most effective, your organization needs to carefully consider what type of mentor you wish to provide, and what kind of relationship he or she will have with the employee.  

Employee Relocation – What Is Domestic Culture Shock?

Culture shock is a well-known phenomenon in global relocation. However, many companies fail to recognize and address culture shock when it happens closer to home. Employees moving North to South or East to West within the same country are actually just as likely to experience some form of culture shock as if they had moved […]

Employee Relocation – Domestic Candidate Assessment

With such a major investment at stake, candidate assessment has become de rigueur for international assignments. But relatively few companies apply such a rigorous assessment to a potential domestic relocation. While the cost of most domestic relocations pales in comparison to a typical global assignment, it is still substantial. And a failed domestic assignment can […]