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TCJA Update: Internal Revenue Service Announcement

Published on 9.26.18

There has been confusion around the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) since it went into effect at the beginning of 2018. On September 21, the IRS posted Notice 2018-75 to clarify the allowed treatment of moving expenses. The notification indicated that employer payments or reimbursements in 2018, for an employee’s moving expenses incurred prior to 2018, can be excluded from the employee’s wages for income and employment tax purposes, if the qualified moving expense rules were met.

Topics: tax deductible expenses, TCJA, tax cut and job act, global mobility tax

Sterling Mobility Names New Managing Director

Published on 9.6.18

Earlier this year, Lexicon® Relocation announced the expansion of our global talent, reach and resources with the acquisition of Sterling Mobility. Yesterday, a key role was added to the growing team with the official introduction of Peter Sewell as managing director for Sterling’s Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) divisions. 

Topics: apac global mobility, emea global mobility, sterling mobility

Lexicon Relocation and CDK Global Recognized for Outstanding Client-Supplier Partnership

Published on 5.11.18

Lexicon® Relocation is pleased to announce we won Outstanding HR & Supplier Partnership at the 2018 Relocate Awards. This recognition is a testament to the strong relationship we built with client CDK Global.

Topics: awards, client-supplier partnership

Lexicon Relocation Acquires UK-Based Sterling Mobility

Published on 4.25.18

Lexicon® Relocation is pleased to announce that it has acquired U.K.-based Sterling Mobility. The binding agreement was signed April 23, 2018, with final closing targeted for early May.

Join Lexicon Relocation at the RES Connect in Berlin

Published on 1.15.18

Join Lexicon® Relocation on 25 January at the RES Connect event in Berlin. Speakers from the Federal Foreign Office, Adidas, The Harmony Relocation Network, Equus Software, Anvil Group, Deloitte and The RES Forum will present on industry changing topics that affect our customers. This is the first of many peer-to-peer discussions to come in 2018 wherein industry experts will gather to share valuable insights and contribute to the betterment of the global mobility space. 

Click here to register for the event or to learn more about The RES Forum.

Topics: Brexit, The RES Forum

Lexicon Relocation Partners with The RES Forum

Published on 1.10.18

Lexicon® Relocation is pleased to announce its new partnership with The RES Forum as their sole technical partner for global relocation. 

Topics: business development

Lexicon Relocation hires Melanie Klaschka as Director of Global Business Development Strategy

Published on 12.19.17

Lexicon® Relocation, a leading provider of global mobility services, announces the appointment of Melanie Klaschka as director of global business development strategy.

Klaschka, who brings 17 years of expertise in business development and management of strategic relationships to Lexicon Relocation, will focus on assisting and supporting global business development initiatives and strategies. During her career, Melanie has developed global partnerships and programs for some of the largest Fortune 100 firms. She has lived abroad and worked in London, Germany, New York and Washington D.C., giving her first-hand knowledge and experience as an expatriate in the global mobility industry.

“We are very fortunate to have Melanie join our team. Her background and wealth of experience will help strengthen our organization as we look to accelerate our global growth,” said Debbie Maupin, senior vice president of global sales.

Klaschka studied international business at Eckerd College, holds her Global Mobility Specialist certification with Worldwide ERC® and is based in New York.

Lexicon Relocation preparing for potential impact of U.S. tax bill

Published on 11.20.17

The United States tax reform bill, which passed in the House of Representatives on November 16 and is currently under consideration in the Senate, has proposed changes that could affect the taxability of relocation benefits beginning in 2018.  Please click here to read the most recent press release from Worldwide ERC regarding the plan and its potential impact on the relocation industry. Lexicon® Relocation is taking proactive measures to assess the potential impact to our clients, particularly regarding the following proposed changes:

Topics: tax reform

Lexicon Relocation’s Elizabeth Bilek-Portalla Elected NERA Vice President

Published on 6.29.17

Jacksonville, Fla., June 29, 2017 —Lexicon Relocation is happy to announce that Elizabeth Bilek-Portalla was elected Vice President of the New England Relocation Association (NERA) by the board.  This election makes Portalla an officer of the board.

Lexicon Relocation’s Liz Portalla Moderates DVRC Panel

Published on 5.4.17

Jacksonville, Fla., May 4, 2017 —Lexicon Relocation’s Elizabeth Bilek-Portalla was a panel moderator at the Delaware Valley Relocation Council (DVRC) Spring Summit 2017 on May 2nd at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.

Topics: global mobility, immigration