Orion News

Don’t Sweat Peak Season: 5 Ways to Keep Your Cool

June 12, 2018 Posted by Kerry Carey

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the heat is on as mobility professionals manage a surge of relocations. It’s peak season, but don’t sweat it. Here are five things you can do to be more productive and less stressed:

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Tax Reform & Relocation: An Employer’s Guide to Gross-Up

June 4, 2018 Posted by Martijn Bouwman

We’ve been fielding a lot of gross-up questions since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) took effect January 1. For the most part, moving expenses are no longer tax deductible and employees may face an increased level of tax exposure. Employers who gross up moving expenses must pad their relocation budgets to further insulate workers from personal tax liabilities.

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Orion Welcomes Michelle Coughlin as Senior Vice President of Client Services

February 6, 2018 Posted by Kerry Carey

Orion Mobility has hired Michelle Coughlin as its senior vice president of client services. In this position, Coughlin will work closely with clients and Orion’s technology and operations staffs to enhance the client experience.

Coughlin brings 22 years of global mobility experience; most recently, she was manager of relocation for CarMax.

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IRS Releases 2018 Withholding Tables

January 22, 2018 Posted by Quentin Hormel

The IRS has released the 2018 withholding tables (IRS Notice 1036). The tables should be used as soon as possible, but not starting later than February 15, 2018. Until implemented, the IRS recommends continuing to use 2017 tables.

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Tax Reform Passes - What It Means for Relocation & Beyond

December 20, 2017 Posted by Kerry Carey

Today the House and Senate voted on and passed tax reform. The bill, titled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is on its way to the President for his signature and changes will take effect on January 1st

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2018 Mileage Rates Announced

December 15, 2017 Posted by Kerry Carey

On December 14, the IRS announced the 2018 mileage rates. The business mileage rate has been increased from $0.535/mile in 2017 to $0.545/mile in 2018. The final move deductible rate has also been increased from $0.17/mile in 2017 to $0.18/mile in 2018.

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