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    So I have been offered a 6 months contract in The Hague via French agency global.fr. After talking to the agency they say its possible to bill via my Ltd company. Reading through the Netherlands threads makes me nervous but adding the French to the mix makes me uncomfortable? any suggestions

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    just do it.
    it'll be fine, really
    Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
    Inertia, however........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    just do it.
    it'll be fine, really
    Indeed, fine if you like sharing a jail cell in Holland with a chap called bubba

    Fire away, expense some lube via your Uk limited company

    If Dutch HMRC stop you at the airport as flagged as being there all week, for several in a row, just say your agent and BR14 said it was fine and off you go


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    So what is the best way forward with this arrangement please? after talking to the agency they say you register as self employed in france but really ill be working and living in The Hague and in reality wouldn't be visiting france other than Disneyland it looks sketchy to me and the take home retention in both Netherlands and France compared to the UK is 10-15% difference it really makes this venture all the less tempting, and the added complexity of being jailed with "bubba" rings alarm bells

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrz View Post
    So what is the best way forward with this arrangement please?
    Speak to a specialist in international employment laws rather than trust some randomers on the Internet and end up in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Indeed, fine if you like sharing a jail cell in Holland with a chap called bubba
    All prison cells in The Netherlands are single occupancy, no shared cells exist

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    I would be enquiring about a payroll / PAYE type of arrangement where you don't have liability for tax falling on you.

    Expat forums are better source of info on working abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    I would be enquiring about a payroll / PAYE type of arrangement where you don't have liability for tax falling on you.

    Expat forums are better source of info on working abroad.
    Johnny the Boy has done it again.
    This time it's a scrubber.
    He's never gonna learn.
    But we are going to teach him, Bubba.
    You are going back for him.
    No way! Not me, not for him!
    But it's not for him.
    It's for me, Bubba.

    Id rather go perm than get involved in the abroad gigs. But specialist advice best not random forum posters as others suggest. Dont like the sound of the below for example...

    Contractor's guide to contracting in Germany

    One thing, in our experience, that often shocks UK contractors is that they find that after a residence in Germany for more than 183 days, the German authorities start to ask about the contractor’s foreign income before and during the contract, and seek to tax it in Germany. This is quite normal in most OECD countries and it is strictly followed in Germany.

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    Unhelpful contributions removed. If you don't have anything useful to say, then please don't post. The banhammer is warming up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Unhelpful contributions removed. If you don't have anything useful to say, then please don't post. The banhammer is warming up.
    And Br14's drunk comments from Friday night are helpful?
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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