When to Establish a Subsidiary or Use a PEO

When growing into a new country, businesses are often faced with overwhelming administrative work. A company can lose valuable time and resources performing tedious administrative tasks rather than focusing on core operations. The solution: hire the right people to run the administration. There are two main ways of doing this in a different country: opening an entity (usually done as a subsidiary) or hiring a professional employer organization (PEO). Let’s walk through the differences to

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PEOs and the Gig Economy

Fixed working hours. Adhere to organizational hierarchy. Long careers at one organization. The traditional workforce is structured with a single employer at the top and multiple workers following a hierarchy below. Conversely, the gig economy is defined by flexibility. Flexibility in working hours. Flexibility in the location. Flexibility in the commitment. From freelancers to independent contractors, the McKinsey Global Institute report on the gig economy states that 20-30% of workers in Europe and the US

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Permanent Establishment (PE): Indicators and Mitigating the Risks

The concept of Permanent Establishment (PE) revolves around the tax administration in various countries when an organization conducts cross-border business. It poses risks such as double taxation on PE profits, varying value added tax (VAT) obligations, withholding requirements for payroll taxes and more. Considering how critical these risks are, there has been a surge in interest regarding PE rules. Common Indicators of a Permanent Establishment (PE) • A business is based out of a fixed

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9 FAQs About Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)

1. What are Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)? A PEO is an organization to which an organization can outsource a wide range of human resource management tasks including benefits, compensation, recruitment, payroll, and training. Following a co-employment model, a PEO hires employees on behalf of their clients and acts as the “employer on record” responsible for insurance and tax compliance of the employees. 2. What are the types of businesses that need a PEO? Any types of

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Why Startups Should Use a PEO

Challenges of Startups A startup business, while charged with energy, new ideas, motivation, and excitement, can still fall short of its goals given the challenges of an ultra-competitive business environment. Experts agree one of the primary struggles startups face is attracting top talent. On the one hand, startups can encounter difficulty hiring people with the skills required to add value to their company and, on the other hand, it can be difficult to find employees

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