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Contracting Overseas


Payment Issues

Contractors working abroad - protecting your payment
When you work abroad, you need some assurance that you will be paid. You can't count on local courts to help you, but arbitration can solve the problem.

What is my tax situation if I contract for a US company?
Contractors may find themselves offered work by US-based companies. They can accept this without concern, and expect UK working conditions. But the culture gap is something to be aware of.

International contracting and IR35
Where you pay taxes determines whether or not you have to worry. If you pay in the UK, then you have to worry.

How umbrellas help contractors working abroad
Working abroad can be complicated, with a lot of complex paperwork and tax changes to cope with. An umbrella located where you want to work can be of much help.

You can't keep your company UK tax resident when contracting abroad
When you move your contracting activities abroad, you aren't taxed in the UK anymore, but where you move to.

Benchmark rates for contractors working overseas
Expat contractors can use overseas benchmark rates to claim expenses tax relief with minimum administrative hassle, says Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

The Basics

Contracting abroad - the basics for UK contractors
UK contractors who seek work abroad should be conscious of visa and tax requirements. Preparing well for all the paperwork can save you time and trouble as can working with an international umbrella company.

Taxation for UK contractors working in europe
When contractors from the UK choose to work abroad in the EU, they should understand the different administrative and tax regimes in the region.

Contracting abroad: the most competitive countries for contractors
Contractors considering an overseas contract can research their target countries using the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Germany
Those contracting in Germany commonly use an umbrella company to remain compliant with the country’s tax law, says Lee Cullen of Liberty Bishop.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Norway
Contractors with Norway-based contracts may find using an established employment solutions provider is most effective option, says Charles Daw of CXC.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: France
Contractors with France-based contracts lasting over six months find becoming self-employed is the most effective option, says CXC’s Charles Daw.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Denmark
Contractors who register for the Danish expat tax scheme pay lower tax, have less red tape and can join from outside the EU, says CXC’s Charles Daw.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Belgium
Contractors with Belgium-based contracts may find becoming self-employed is the easiest and most cost-effective option, says Charles Daw of CXC.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Poland
Contractors with Poland-based contracts can benefit from favourable rates of tax, providing they register as self-employed, says Charles Daw of CXC.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: South Africa
Contractors working in South Africa should use employed solution providers to help navigate strict local regulations, says Charles Daw of CXC Global.

Contracting in a post-Brexit Europe: key points for contractors
Brexit negotiations will determine the fate of contractors trading in the EU, although it’s not all doom and gloom, says CXC Global’s Charles Daw.