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    New Issue of Asia Briefing: Work Visa and Permit Procedures Across Asia

    In this edition of Asia Briefing Magazine, we outline the specific documents required for foreign nationals working in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as highlight the relevant application processes in each of these countries. Attention is also given to the role of the sponsoring company and the regulations they must adhere to.

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    India Releases Draft Rules for New Companies Act

    Sept. 12 – The Indian government has released new draft rules for the 2013 Companies Act, which will replace the original Companies Act of 1956. The new draft rules cover the first half of the Companies Act and will be open for public comment until October. The second half of the Companies Act draft rules[…..]

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    India Passes Pension Bill to Increase Foreign Investment

    Sept. 5 – After nearly ten years of debates and negotiations, the Lok Sabha – India’s lower house of Parliament – finally cleared the long-awaited Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill today in a step towards creating a stronger pension industry and to attract additional foreign and private sector investments. The bill must[…..]

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    Calculating Withholding Taxes in India

    Aug. 9 – Withholding taxes are a government’s way of making sure that the proper taxes are paid on an item by way of either withholding or deducting the relevant tax amount from an individual’s or an enterprise’s income. They are of particular note to international companies doing business with India yet without a presence[…..]

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    India Extends Income Tax Filing Deadline to August 5th

    India’s Ministry of Finance has extended the deadline for filing IIT in India from July 31st to August 5th Aug. 1 – “Due to large number of taxpayers accessing the e-fling website on the due date of filing, some cases of taxpayers not being able to access the e-filing portal have been reported. These problems[…..]

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    Payroll Processing in India: Allowances and Outsourcing

    Payroll , or employee compensation management, is a multifaceted process. To help shed some light on this complicated process, in this article we discuss allowances (including housing and leave travel assistance) and the benefits of outsourcing payroll.

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    Maternity Benefits in India

    Dec. 20 – One of the primary objectives of India’s Maternity Benefit Act (1961) is to maintain the health of a pregnant female employee and her child. The act applies to every factory, mine or plantation (including those belonging to government), and to every shop or establishment wherein 10 or more people are employed. To[…..]

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    India Salary Increases to Average 11% this Year

    The Indian HR company Ma Foi Randstad has released its annual Salary Survey Guide, and indicated that salary levels across India are expected to increase an average 11.2 percent for 2012, slightly less than last year’s rate.

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