How can a company expect a relocated employee to absorb taxes on $100,000 without mentioning it?

My contract stipulates that some fees will be taxable. Is there any responsibility for a multinational to provide a ballpark idea of said fees? How can a multinational relocating dozens of employees expect a worker to absorb taxes on $100,000 that will be taxed the next year without mentioning it?

Asked on January 29, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

No, they are under no obligation to provide this information unless your contract specifically required them to provide a good faith estimate of the taxes. You chose to enter into a contract stating that some fees are taxable without getting any confirmation or estimate, before doing so of what those taxable fees would be. Your employer is not responsible for your decision to sign this contract without understanding your potential tax liability.

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