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International workers and social security regulations in India


(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

The movement of employees across countries has been a growing trend in recent years with increasing multinational presence of companies.

Planning taxation or social security compliances in more than one country, triggered by the presence of cross-border employees, has been a constant challenge for companies.

Social security (primarily provident fund and pension) was not mandatory for cross-border employees coming into India until 2008.

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