Visa and Pre-Immigration Tax Planning

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Visa and Pre-Immigration Tax Planning

Date: 24 Aug 2017, 8:30 - 12:15

Host: PwC, Strandvejen 44, Hellerup

Are you a Danish or Oresund company who is in the early stages of expanding to the US? Do you know how to get the right visas for your US staff as well as protect them from US tax mistakes? Join us to learn more!

Many companies in the Greater Copenhagen region have gone beyond the “dream” of expanding to the US and are taking their first steps to place one or more employees “over there”.  Some decide to just go live there and test it out, while others take a more studied approach.  Join us to hear about what types of visas you should consider, as well as for a short session on pre-immigration tax planning and a quick overview of how individual tax works in the US. And hear first-hand from another company that has “made the leap to the US” about what has worked and what mistakes to avoid.

Speakers will include a legal and visa expert and a tax-planning advisor from California, as well as visa staff from the US Embassy in Copenhagen and a Danish company who is in the process of placing several staff in US as it expands to US.

Our events are always in English, so despite our name we’re not just for Danish companies! Events are free for members and first-time guests who might consider membership. To explore becoming a member, read more at About DABF or contact us here.

Agenda

8:30
Registration

8:55 
Welcome
Einar Dyrhauge, Executive Director, Danish-American Business Forum and representative, PwC 

9:00
Essentials to Securing Business Visas to the US
Ed Wright, Managing Shareholder, Martensen Wright PC, California
What you need to know in order to transfer key personnel to the US to support your US expansion

9:30
Latest visa rules
US Embassy, Copenhagen
An update on the latest visa rules for foreigners who will work in the US

10:00
Coffee and Networking Break

10:15
What to consider before leaving Denmark
Mette Müller, Partner, PwC, People & Organisation – Mobility 
Pre-immigration tax and social security aspects to be considered before moving to the US

10:45
Pre-immigration Tax Planning: the US angle
Leah LeLoup, International Tax Manager, Hutchinson & Bloodgood, California

Pre-immigration tax planning and overview of US individual tax. Do’s and don’ts. How to keep things simple and stay out of trouble

11:15
Creating the foundation for your US organization

Finn Hunneche, founding partner of emendo a/s and member of the board of emendo inc
Practical advice when establishing your day-to-day operations in the US and onboarding your first American employees

11:45
Wrapup and Q&A

11:50
Light networking lunch

 

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