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Cross-Border Frequent Business Travelers – Canadian Payroll Implications

Cross-Border Frequent Business Travelers – Canadian Payroll Implications
Product Code - INAU01
Speaker(s): Natalie Stewien, Manager Lead for the Deloitte’s Global Employer Services Group, Payroll Division in Toronto; Doris Woo, Senior Tax Manager in Deloitte’s Global Employer Services practice, Toronto
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An effective payroll system involves more than ensuring that employees are paid their wages. The global economy and the enhanced sophistication of tax regimes around the world have resulted in a much more complex payroll regime, particularly in the area of tax compliance.


There was a time where it was routine for organizations to relocate employees in response to business needs. Due to the cost of such relocations and a variety of other factors, the increasingly prevalent practice is for organizations to send employees on relatively short foreign assignments or for employees to remain at home and commute to their foreign locations. While these practices significantly complicate the associate payroll tax obligations, many organizations are blissfully unaware of their payroll obligations in these situations. Adequate processes are required to ensure complete and accurate reporting, as well as withholding and remittance, of the taxes that are due to the appropriate taxing jurisdictions. To compound matters, heightened sensitivity surrounding cross-border travel and data sharing between government tax departments increases the risk of detection where payroll processes fall short.


Foreign and domestic organizations operating in all jurisdictions in Canada have to deduct, remit and report source deductions of federal income tax and provincial income tax, Canada Pension Plan contributions and Employment Insurance premiums (where applicable) to the Canada Revenue Agency, as well as other Employer payroll taxes depending on the jurisdiction or province where the services are rendered.


Complexities relate to:

  • Determining employer payroll obligations in jurisdiction of employment, employee's residency and origin of payment;
  • Inadequate processes to identify and compile complete compensation subject to employer payroll requirements;
  • Determining taxability of various elements of remuneration;
  • Particularities of sourcing equity and deferred compensation; and
  • Lack of expertise in local payroll teams to deal with payroll in cross border situations.


This webinar is designed for HR Practioners, Payroll Managers and Financial Officers who manage the business traveller process within their organizations.


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Natalie Stewien, Manager Lead for the Deloitte’s Global Employer Services Group, Payroll Division in Toronto; Doris Woo, Senior Tax Manager in Deloitte’s Global Employer Services practice, Toronto

Doris Woo
is  a Senior Tax Manager with over 19 years’ experience
in Deloitte’s Global Employer Services practice specializing in global mobility programs, international transfer consultation and payroll tax consultation.
Doris’ expertise is in cross-border payroll tax consultation as well as cross border personal tax compliance. She has extensive experience in dealing with tax and payroll issues relating to expatriates in and out of Canada. Her clients include multinationals inbound and outbound companies with employees assigned in and out of Canada. Doris also functions as the national resource in Canada for cross border payroll issues, and she utilizes her proficiency in U.S. and Canadian tax planning to serve the Human Resource professionals of global companies, as well as their expatriate and foreign national employees.

Natalie Stewien is the Manager Lead for the Deloitte’s Global Employer Services Group, Payroll Division in Toronto. Natalie has over 18 years of payroll experience and has led multiple complex assignments in North America and Africa. Natalie’s skills and experience are unique in that she is also able to draw upon industry experience having previously been responsible for managing a multi-national listed company’s payroll.  She currently specializes in Canadian domestic income taxes and other employer payroll taxes, as well as cross-border payroll tax compliance.