Work anywhere, together

Framework to support the workforce of the future




David H. Mayes

David H. Mayes

Principal, Tax, Global Mobility Services, KPMG US

+1 617 988 1083

Kshipra Thareja

Kshipra Thareja

Managing Director, Tax, Global Mobility Services, KPMG US

+1 973 912 4628

Having to respond to what could be the fastest social change in modern times, companies worldwide enabled remote workforces nearly overnight. What started as an extraordinary “work anywhere” pilot is now considered permanent in many organizations’ operating model framework. As a result, the new reality is a world where we focus on the work, instead of where it happens. We describe this transformation as, “Work anywhere, together.” It’s the new reality of work.


The remote work trend has accelerated the need for the evolution of global mobility. Companies that react and adapt quickly will find business as usual, while others may struggle.

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Key business drivers

  • Talent
  • Risk Management
  • Flexibility
  • Business alignment
  • Cost management
  • Employee experience

What are the key considerations for work anywhere?

  • Income tax and social security
  • Immigration and employment law
  • Regulatory and licensing considerations
  • Change management
  • Health and safety
  • Corporate tax/permanent establishment
  • Talent management
  • Employment tax and payroll tax

What are we hearing from the market?


of U.S. workers say they would turn down a job that did not offer flexible working1


of the workforce will be working from home by 20222


of remote employees say remote work increases their productivity/focus3

$ 7+ trillion

to be invested in making work digital by 2023

A 50% increase in remote work could lead to over


in savings annually per employee4


Bring "Work anywhere, together" to life

Strategy & policy: A clear documented strategy that aligns with your overall business and talent strategy while minimizing organizational risk.

Structure: An organizational structure that allows you to operate in a tax compliant manner, anticipating global and local compliance requirements.

Compliance & process: An automated process to assist with managing complex global tax and regulatory requirements based on employee location, value and service considerations.

Risk & data analytics: Detailed cost analysis of the operating model, risk assessment and quantification and measure of return on investment.

Change management: Deliberate and considered approach to initiating change and managing transformation.





Next steps: focus on work, not where you work!

We’re witnessing an accelerated evolution…from global mobility—to global immobility—to the new reality of working from anywhere. "Work anywhere, together" is an employee-centered approach to supporting the transition from “working  from home” to working anywhere in the world. Let us help you explore if this might be right for your organization.


Work anywhere, together
Download our interactive pdf to help guide you through the framework for "Work anywhere, together".

1  FlexJobs, Remote Work Statistics: Shifting Norms and Expectations, Beth Braccio Hering (February 13, 2020).

2  Global Workforce Analytics, San Diego, Kate Lister

3  Global Workforce Analytics, Telework Savings Potential, San Diego

4 Global Workforce Analytics, Latest Work-at-Home/Telecommuting/Mobile Work/Remote Work Statistics, San Diego (March 13, 2020)

Additional resources:

  • Internal Audit spotlight
  • International Social Security spotlight
  • Employment Tax spotlight
  • State and Local Tax spotlight

Internal Audit spotlight

Internal Audit spotlight
KPMG Global Mobility Services professionals can help support your internal audit. Download to learn more.

International Social Security spotlight

International Social Security spotlight
Read about the key issues to consider regarding international social security (ISS) in a "work anywhere, together".

Employment Tax spotlight

Employment Tax spotlight
Read about the present payroll and employment tax challenges organizations should consider when allowing employees to "work anywhere".

State and Local Tax spotlight

State and Local Tax Services spotlight
Read about state and local tax issues and what action steps organizations can take in a work from anywhere reality.
  • Global Reward Services spotlight
  • Global mobility issue brief
  • Remote workforce tracking
  • Border-crossing commuters

Global Reward Services spotlight

Global Reward Services spotlight
Read about the key reward-related issues organizations should be focusing on when developing a "Work anywhere, together" framework.

Global mobility issue brief

Global Mobility issue brief
Learn about the tax implications in a work from anywhere reality.

Remote workforce tracking

Remote workforce tracking
Driving strategic decisions for business leaders in a changing work environment.

Border-crossing commuters

The new reality of work for border-crossing commuters
Read about the tax and payroll implications for U.S. based companies.

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