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TheMIGroup’s CEO Named 2017 Provider Superstar | Issue #122

TheMIGroup’s own Rick Bennett, CEO, has once again been named a 2017 Provider Superstar for Relocation by HRO Today magazine. This annual selection of individuals by HRO Today represent the “best and brightest” in HR leadership, earning their recognition through forward thinking, dedication, and innovative practices.

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New Tax Reform Plan May Impact Assignment Costs | Issue #121

As expected, the Republican Party has drafted tax reform bills in the House of Representatives and Senate that have the potential to significantly reform the current US tax code. TheMIGroup discusses three key areas that could significantly increase the tax burden on individuals and corporations.

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Canada: Housing Market Showing Signs of Improvement | Issue #120

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. sees better housing market conditions than it did 90 days ago but the federal Crown corporation didn’t see enough improvement in the second quarter to remove its red warning label on the country as a whole.

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U.S. Immigration Ban – Update | Issue #119

On Monday March 6th, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order, revising his previous order signed on January 27th prohibiting admission of foreign nationals from seven countries.

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U.S. IRS to Revoke Passports for Unpaid Taxes | Issue #118

More than a year ago, Congress gave the IRS the right to revoke a US citizen’s passport for nonpayment of delinquent Federal taxes.

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Qatar: Port of Dohar Closing | Issue #117

The Port of Dohar is closing to all international trade; as such any shipments are now being routed to the new container Port of Hamad.

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Beijing: Import Regulations Strictly Enforced | Issue #116

Beijing Customs is strictly enforcing existing import regulations on luxury and high value items, i.e. clothes, bags, shows, watches, ornaments, upright pianos, kitchenware, sports equipment, carpets, scooters, etc. Holders of a Chinese Work & Residence Permit valid for 365 days: each luxury item with a purchase value of RMB 5000 and above must be itemized and declared.

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Upcoming! TheMIGroup at the FEM EMEA Summit in London | Issue #115

Look for TheMIGroup at the FEM EMEA Summit and Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards being held in London November 10th-11th. Don’t miss our very own Paul Barnes, Vice President of Client Relations, who will be moderating a session alongside Naspers on the “Art of Supplier Selection”.

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China: Visa Applicants Required to Submit Old Passports | Issue #114

Effective immediately, Chinese embassies and consulates are now requiring that visa applicants whose current passports were issued after Jan. 1, 2014 submit their previous passport.

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TheMIGroup to Speak at Global Immigration Symposium | Issue #112

TheMIGroup’s Phil Tremblay, Vice President, Global Immigration and Compliance will be speaking at a Global Immigration Symposium hosted by Peregrine in Malta on April 19th.

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