Consider individual income tax implications of sending employees abroad

When planning a program that requires MIT to send employees abroad, the program administrator should first consider the potential personal income tax impact to the MIT individual employee(s) and the incremental cost to the program.

Contact the International People Placement (IPP) team to discuss the requirements of your project

MIT’s International People Placement (IPP) team provides guidance to departments, laboratories, and centers (DLCs) on matters related to employment abroad. Visit the IPP section of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) website to learn more about the services provided.

Complete the brief intake form available on the IPP webpage

The IPP team will need details about your employment plans in order to provide individualized assistance. If you plan to have MIT staff traveling abroad for more than 30 days in the same country, please complete the Intake Form for Hiring Internationally and Working Abroad, available on the IPP section of the ICC website, as early as possible in your project planning. 

Request long-term assignment guidelines and checklist

Contact IPP for guidelines and an accompanying checklist covering compensation, benefits, and support for faculty, principal investigators, staff, and students on a long-term assignment outside the U.S.  Depending on the assignment, it may be necessary to seek professional tax advice or financial services.  While MIT does not provide personal tax advice, see Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer Abroad for help with this process.

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Consider individual income tax implications of sending employees abroad

When planning a program that requires MIT to send employees abroad, the program administrator should first consider the potential personal income tax impact to the MIT individual employee(s) and the incremental cost to the program.

Contact the International People Placement (IPP) team to discuss the requirements of your project

MIT’s International People Placement (IPP) team provides guidance to departments, laboratories, and centers (DLCs) on matters related to employment abroad. Visit the IPP section of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) website to learn more about the services provided.

Complete the brief intake form available on the IPP webpage

The IPP team will need details about your employment plans in order to provide individualized assistance. If you plan to have MIT staff traveling abroad for more than 30 days in the same country, please complete the Intake Form for Hiring Internationally and Working Abroad, available on the IPP section of the ICC website, as early as possible in your project planning. 

Request long-term assignment guidelines and checklist

Contact IPP for guidelines and an accompanying checklist covering compensation, benefits, and support for faculty, principal investigators, staff, and students on a long-term assignment outside the U.S.  Depending on the assignment, it may be necessary to seek professional tax advice or financial services.  While MIT does not provide personal tax advice, see Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer Abroad for help with this process.

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