Housing Recovery Raises Expectations for Relocation Recovery

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 5. March 2013 16:13

The keystone in the acceptance of a relocation offer frequently centers on the cost-of-living differential for housing between locations. The U.S. average home price in ERI’s Relocation Assessor dataset reversed from negative to positive in our April 2013 release. Approximately 65% of the over 7,000 locations where we collect home sales data in the U.S. are now trending positive.

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Local Housing Data Leads to More Accurate COL Differentials

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 28. February 2013 13:24

Whether you are calculating the relocation of a specific individual or developing your organization’s relocation policies, only using Metropolitan Statisical Area level housing data may not provide the most accurate cost-of-living differentials.

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Dealing With Domestic Mobility Tax Issues

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 3. December 2012 14:15

HR and mobility professionals are long accustomed to managing the potential tax intricacies surrounding global business travel and assignments.  It may come as a surprise that mobile domestic workers can encounter similar complexities when conducting business outside of their resident state in the U.S. 

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Pending Legislation May Affect Domestic Mobile Workforce

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 14. November 2012 13:37

It is a common trend for organizations to have employees working on multiple projects across the U.S. Most states are trying to increase revenue dollars; therefore, many are ramping up their enforcement of tracking mobile employees to ensure that tax laws are being followed. Technology has also made it easier for state tax auditors to monitor companies with a mobile workforce.

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Update on 2013 Per Diem Rates for HR and Relocation Professionals

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 7. November 2012 14:00

Short-term and temporary assignments (typically 3 – 12 months) are increasingly being used by ERI’s subscribers as a best practice for domestic and global assignments. Companies must consider reimbursement policies for these assignments based on how the IRS regards substantiating the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home.

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