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I would like to know from Indian working abroad on onsite placement -
(1) If you get amount "X" per day (40-50 USD a day, I guess...), doyou get it for all days of month, or only for the working days? i.e. If you get 50 USD per day, doyou get USD 1500 per month or USD 1000 or so. How does it work typically? What all do you need to cover from this onsite payment.
(2) Who provides accomodation and food expenses. What other benefits Indian compnies offer?
(3) How much percent of your Indian salary still gets credited to your account in India?
TIA,
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Hi Guys,
Can somebody pls provide me with these inputs?
It will help me in deciding what I should do next...
TIA,
- Manish
 
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If you mean coming to US on L-1 visa, I'm told that people around here get their regular Indian salary plus $1000/month to cover US higher cost of living. Which it won't, considering a family-sized apartment comes to nearly that much even before you add in transportation food or clothing.
 
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Not L-1, I think this is about B-1. This is usually for short term assignment (2-3 months or so).
I would still appreciate comments from ppl who have worked on onsite placement through India coompanies.
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Manish,
Depends on the company. Companies like TCS pay around 1500 to 2000 depending on your grade plus indian salary. Accomodation you have to find. Usually those who come in B1 share the apartment with friends so that food and transportation wont be a big problem esp veggies. Some stay in hotels. Depends upon the company. So better talk with HR of your company and ask what they are going to provide.
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
Not L-1, I think this is about B-1. - Manish


B1 is really meant for business visits to US. Is your visit to study some business/IT processes? Or is to work on some IT project?
B1 was eliminated for IT projects many years ago because of the abuse that it was indulged in. Did they bring it back? When?
As Sunitha pointed out, each company has a different way of handling such employees. Some are good, some are bad & some are downright awful. My personal opinion is TCS belongs to the 3rd category. Some of TCS emps in US have a standing noire joke about (salary) decrement letters instead of (salary) increment letters.
 
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My personal opinion is TCS belongs to the 3rd category.


I totally agree with this. It's generally a fixed allowance (around $2000).
You do not get any overtime etc. They also cut your taxes from this allowance ( So you will get actually less in hand). I also heard that company used to get these taxes refunded by IRS but did not pass on to employees.
 
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But all these facts are known to you guys before boarding the flight,correct?Then why blame TCS?
 
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Correct. What they are giving in US is allowance. Indian salary which is not bad is also giving to them. They also giving the plane ticket rt.
When you file the tax returns by yourself, you will know the difficulties.

Originally posted by Tanga Palti:
But all these facts are known to you guys before boarding the flight,correct?Then why blame TCS?

 
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Hold out for more than just a ticket home at the end of the project
I know English workers in Europe that get a free return ticket to visit family and friends (etc. etc.) at home every other weekend, plus a free apartment for the duration of the project and a more than adequate allowance for food and leasure activities on top of their UK salaries (which are already higher than the salaries of their European colleagues they are working with on the continent).
 
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Well,
2000 USD per month sounds pretty good to me. I know few compnies here which pay around 40-50 USD per day when you are onsite and only your basic sal (less TDS) gets credited to your bank. I was just wondering if this allowance is for 20 days or 30 days.
So if you've been provided with accomodation, 2000 USD (90 K INR) is good.
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Manish,
Check out the latest figures. They might have decreased it already in the face of downturn.
 
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In the "good old days" the answer would have been;

(1) If you get amount "X" per day (40-50 USD a day, I guess...), doyou get it for all days of month, or only for the working days? i.e. If you get 50 USD per day, doyou get USD 1500 per month or USD 1000 or so. How does it work typically? What all do you need to cover from this onsite payment.
Your 'per diem' is paid for each day you are away.
It's paid in cash & not taxable.
(2) Who provides accomodation and food expenses. What other benefits Indian compnies offer?
accomodation is arranged & paid by employer, you pay for food from your per diem. You might get a lease car thrown in also.
(3) How much percent of your Indian salary still gets credited to your account in India?
100%, if you are away from home for over 21 days of the year you get a 'days away' bonus. If you only go home for less than 90 days you don't pay tax.
Things might be different now though
 
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Originally posted by Rei Damle:
Manish,
Check out the latest figures. They might have decreased it already in the face of downturn.


These are latest figures my friend gave me recently. One of thse companies is considered as one of the best companies to work for.
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