Posted by Guest 29th August 2012 17:26 GMT, 1 replyFilters: USA Tax

My company are asking me to take an assignment in South Africa. It is likly to be for a couple of years. my base pay will be paid through the usual channels in the US with tax taken at source + FICA & SS. They tell me I will be subject to "tax equalization" is this the same as getting the $95,100 tax exemption for income earned on an assignment outside the US.?

George29th August 2012 17:51 GMT

Yes that should be the case as the idea is that you should be no better or worse off from a tax perspective whilst being based abroad. These links should give a better explanation:

You should still make sure you negotiate your contract though to get the best package you can as changing it later can be hard. Have a look in our Expat's Manual for some tips:…
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