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? 

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.

We had over 50 registrations for this popular event about what types of visas you should get for different types of employees, the pros and cons of the various visa types, and what types of tax and social insurance issues you should consider and plan for before you move yourself or your employees to the US.

See some of what was covered here.

Speakers included a legal and visa expert from California, tax-planning advisors from both California and Denmark, as well as visa staff from the US Embassy in Copenhagen.  And last but certainly not least, a Danish company who is in the process of placing several staff as it expands to US.

Participants received the presentations.  If you are a member who wasn’t signed up but would like the presentations, just let us know at!



Einar Dyrhauge, Executive Director, Danish-American Business Forum and representative, PwC 

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

Doing Business in the United States – Visa Basics
Iain Crawford, Vice Consul, US Embassy, Copenhagen
An overview of the menu of visa options available to Danish businesses, what you need to know when travelling to the US for business, and the latest requirements for travelling to the US

Coffee and Networking Break

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

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

Creating the foundation for your US organization

Anders Arnum Jensen, Managing Partner,  and Hans Ulrik Vesten Pedersen, Senior Consultant, Legal, emendo a/s 
Practical advice when establishing your day-to-day operations in the US and onboarding your first American employees

Wrapup and Q&A

Light networking lunch


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