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GA Incentives

As companies grow and become more global in scope, employment issues become more complex. Among the most serious challenges businesses face today is compliance with multifaceted tax laws and labour regulations. Deloitte offers well-rounded plans and program development strategies that can help transform global employment programs in a tax- and cost-efficient manner.

Our philosophy is one of continued investment in technology and this is why, having been the first firm to design an incentives tax calculation engine to help manage tax compliance for your incentive programs, we remain the market leaders. GA Incentives is accurate, innovative and fast.

It integrates seamlessly with the systems your HR team and share plan administrators already have in place, resulting in an unparalleled implementation experience. Our experienced project managers bring best practice to each project and work with you to define the scope and ensure we deliver all of your requirements on time, within budget and at the highest quality.

GA Incentives supports an array of equity and cash awards, including Stock Options, Restricted stock Units, Performance Share Plans and Cash Bonuses with coverage across 100+ countries, for both domestic and cross-border calculations. It can calculate income, regional, social and hypothetical tax withholding, including income tax withholding for multiple US states, Canadian provinces, Italian regions and Swiss cantons, taking into account foreign tax credits and US state-to-state credits. In addition to this, it also has the flexibility to support client specific equalisation policies.

GA Incentives is a real-time application, with results calculated within seconds. The industry standard response time is 24 hours. Load based servers deliver up to 140 calculations a minute in periods of peak activity, and the system has been stress tested to handle up to 70,000 transactions in a single submission. Since Go Live in March 2007, we have experienced 99.99% server availability exclusive of downtime due to planned maintenance periods.