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Remote Work: Dream for Some Workers, Tax Nightmare for Payors?

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A discussion of hidden (and not so hidden) exposures that employers and other payors of compensation face when allowing workers to perform services in locations of their choice, including other states and countries. Will include unique considerations for federal, state, social security, and foreign payroll and compensation purposes.

After completing this training, participants should be able to:

  • Consider protocol for identifying remote workers’ ‘tax homes’ for classification of travel-related payments as compensatory
  • Identify unique differences between U.S. persons and nonresident aliens
  • Explain state and foreign payroll exposures for remote workers, as well as special exceptions


Clarissa Cole
Managing Director

Clarissa Cole is a Managing Director in the US National Tax practice at Andersen. She has over 25 years of experience with tax issues related to globally mobile workforces and international tax issues related to U.S. and foreign individual taxpayers.

Clarissa’s specialties include expatriation consequences and planning, taxation of specialty visa types, foreign tax credits, social security, income tax treaties, sourcing, payroll, residency, and foreign information reporting, particularly in relation to high net worth and complex individual issues with international angles.

Prior to joining Andersen, Clarissa worked at PwC where she was a subject matter specialist supporting practices on unique and complex tax technical issues related to cross-border individuals and their payors.

Clarissa has had articles published in the Tax Management International Journal, Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, the Tax Adviser, the International Tax Journal, International Assignment Perspectives, and Benefits and Compensation International, and co-authored a BNA Portfolio on expatriate taxation.

Clarissa is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California and Washington.


Claudia Howe
Managing Director

Claudia Howe is a Managing Director at Andersen. She has over 25 years of experience in providing strategy, consulting, and individual tax services to organizations that relocate people internationally. Claudia works with global assignees and transferees and their corporate human resources, tax, payroll, accounting and legal departments to ensure their assignments and programs are successful.

Prior to joining Andersen, Claudia was the co-founding Managing Partner of GLOMOTAX, a company focused on mobility tax solutions. She also previously worked as a Senior Manager at EY and served as a Client Service Director at Resources Global Professionals.

Claudia is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of California and Utah.

Event Details:

Tuesday, June 7th
Noon -1:15 PM
Free, Virtual

Registration closes at 10:00 AM the day of the event


CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBA

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