The new individual income tax (IIT) law came into effect on January 1, 2019 and affects foreign individuals who live in China for 183 days or more. According to Dezan Shira & Associates, the new regulation is likely to give more room for expatriates to avoid taxation on worldwide income.
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Effective February 1, 2019, the minimum monthly salary for foreign workers in Greece has increased to EUR 650 for employees of all ages, up 11 percent from last year. As before, benefits and allowances may only be included in the minimum salary calculation if they are specified in the employment contract and are not paid in kind.
Review of immigration applications has been delayed several weeks past normal processing times in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Queretaro and several other large cities due to the transition to a new government. Employers and foreign nationals should expect delayed work start dates.
The British parliament voted in favor of the government’s proposed immigration bill, aimed to ensure it has an independent immigration policy after Brexit, late on January 28, 2019. EU citizens who plan to stay for longer than three months will need to apply for permission and receive European Temporary Leave to Remain, which is valid for a further three years.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is open following the government shut-down and accepting 2018 federal tax returns as of January 28, 2019. Most refunds are anticipated to be sent in less than 21 days.