Imagine for a second that the pandemic is over. Global travel has resumed, Covid hot-spots are a thing of the past and companies are actually keeping a promise some have been making lately: to allow remote work from anywhere in the world, at least for a few months a year.
Then envision a Londoner, a New Yorker and a Hong Konger walking into a bar. Let’s say it’s in Rio de Janeiro. They all make the same salary—$100,000—and have been allowed to work remotely from Brazil for two months.
Once they’ve put down their caipirinhas and returned home from their stints abroad, who will owe the most in taxes?
That’s the thorny question staff and their employers are trying to determine as they plot out their post-pandemic work arrangements. Despite continued uncertainty and uneven hiring, the…