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    Looks like there will be a rerun of last year...

    Looks like there will be a rerun of last year where the EU will pretend to hand Boris a victory, a chalice.

    Watch out for the victory parade in November as the EU "caves".

    EU plan to pretend...
  2. It sounds like the software development co. is...

    It sounds like the software development co. is acting as an agency. This is because they're charge your hours directly to the client. What is important is how you work at the client. If you were...
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    The Chinese boycott from Trump supporters is a...

    The Chinese boycott from Trump supporters is a pin prick. They don't actually know which goods are Chinese. They're buying iPhones for example-

    Huge Chinese trade surplus returns

    China is...
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    US dropped record number of bombs on Afghanistan...

    US dropped record number of bombs on Afghanistan last year
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    Syrian Kurdish leader likens US move to genocide...

    Syrian Kurdish leader likens US move to genocide
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    Apparently Hunter Biden walked into a dinghy...

    Apparently Hunter Biden walked into a dinghy second hand shop run by a guy who is almost blind and asked him in a Russian accent if he could repair his laptop and then didn't come back.
  7. Is Britain becoming an emerging market?

    Could the United Kingdom become an emerging market? - CNN
  8. Sure it might not be enough, but it often is. The...

    Sure it might not be enough, but it often is. The OP has been in Poland for 2 years. All he needs is a confirmation from the client that he's remote and his last tax return from Poland and it should...
  9. Sure you can provide all sorts of proof, but a...

    Sure you can provide all sorts of proof, but a simple confirmation from a foreign tax authority is worth an encyclopedia of alternative proof. If HMRC asks for proof and you provide none they'll...
  10. Obvously if the agency simply pays the him...

    Obvously if the agency simply pays the him without deducting National Insurance and he doesn't have a tax code then this is no problem, no tax to pay, no correspondence with the Inland Revenue is...
  11. So the UK Prime Minister felt it necessary to...

    So the UK Prime Minister felt it necessary to address the nation, but no-one in Europe has been informed. No other European leader found it necessary to issue any sort of statement, no warnings, no...
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    I would ask your predecessor. First of all you...

    I would ask your predecessor. First of all you need to keep the business running for a couple of weeks or a month as before and then you'll get a feel how many calls are important or who can wait....
  13. When I was working in one country and resident in...

    When I was working in one country and resident in another they occasionally required the tax return from the other country, and yes it took over a year before I could send it to them. They will wait.
  14. To prove you are resident elsewhere the most...

    To prove you are resident elsewhere the most important document is the one showing you are taxed on worldwide income in that country, without that they probably won't accept you're resident there. Of...
  15. I once paid UK NI when not being a resident to...

    I once paid UK NI when not being a resident to avoid social insurance in Luxembourg and HMRC wrote to me much later to offer to pay it back as I clearly wasn't a resident. I think this can be sorted...
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    EU offers a few crumbs

    With the deadline fast approaching it looks like the EU will offer to give the UK an extra two weeks to cave into their demands.

    EU offers Boris Johnson two-week extension to Brexit trade talks
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    Looking at the latest polls in Scotland a massive...

    Looking at the latest polls in Scotland a massive border infrastructure in the North of England now looks inevitable. Wales won't be far behind.

    The UK will be carved up and covered in massive...
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    It's a clean break.

    It's a clean break.
  19. It doesn't have to be like that. In the last...

    It doesn't have to be like that. In the last company the "offshored resources" would respond immediately.
  20. Indeed the last company I worked for had teams...

    Indeed the last company I worked for had teams spread internationally. We had plenty of colleagues who we never actually met with whom we worked very effectively. Some colleagues chose to work...
  21. It will always be anecdotal if you report on your...

    It will always be anecdotal if you report on your own company, but at our company we're a consultancy so we bill per hour. Billing hours are up due to less sick days, so management are happy. If we...
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    No that makes no difference, he needs to show...

    No that makes no difference, he needs to show that he is in the UK actually working. A one day board meeting isn't enough. The proportion of profit booked to the UK should reflect the proportion of...
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    It is correct that you will probably have to...

    It is correct that you will probably have to invoice via a UK company. However it will not be taxable in the UK just because you work on a server in the UK. The right solution is set up a second...
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    You will be resident in France but if you commute...

    You will be resident in France but if you commute to the UK on a weekly basis for example then you will be liable for tax on your UK earnings in the UK regardless of whether you're resident there or...
  25. Thread: EU Office

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    How does an E-resident company help you? If you...

    How does an E-resident company help you? If you read the small print as it points out you will still have tax obligations in the country you work in.
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    Good luck Sue shouldn't be difficult to find...

    Good luck Sue shouldn't be difficult to find something new.
  27. indeed tell me about it :D In the case that...

    indeed tell me about it :D

    In the case that you satisfy the basic rules for residency in both countries there are a set of tie-breaker rules set out in the double taxation treaty.

    Mainly it is...
  28. If he satisfies the residency rules of the Czech...

    If he satisfies the residency rules of the Czech republic in any tax year even if part of a year, then income for that part of the year in the Czech republic will not be subject to UK tax. The double...
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    The proud boys have been asked to stand down.

    The proud boys have been asked to stand down.
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    Not at all I enjoy giving sanctimonious lectures...

    Not at all I enjoy giving sanctimonious lectures on climate change, a great justification for not travelling into the office.

    I very much suspect however that the world won't be extinct in 10...
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    I must admit I'm quite impressed with the latest...

    I must admit I'm quite impressed with the latest trend of linking forest fires and pandemics to climate change, it gives the whole thing a nice biblical touch. A sanctimonious lecture is much more...
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    I didn't realise scientific exploration was...

    I didn't realise scientific exploration was democratic (majority).

    Notice you didn't say all climate scientists. So to summarise there are climate scientists with career in climate science behind...
  33. Well maybe the Sun shouldn't publish articles...

    Well maybe the Sun shouldn't publish articles where they name an individual a "Lycra lout" simply because he was on a bike and in an accident.

    This is all part of the culture of selling newspapers...
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    It's true I don't share the views of the "green...

    It's true I don't share the views of the "green loonies".

    I won't be chaining myself to a bridge.
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    A debate with a Trump supporter is less a...

    A debate with a Trump supporter is less a political exchange than a consultation.

    i.e. trying to understand what "issues" he has.
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    Trump supporters having now noticed that Biden...

    Trump supporters having now noticed that Biden isn't senile and have now switched their argument.

    Biden isn't senile he's a liar

    Watch out now for completely new criticisms of Joe Biden and all...
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    A social insurance enquiry will generally cover a...

    A social insurance enquiry will generally cover a several years, provided you don't have 5/6 of your income from one client over 3 or 4 years you will have satisfied the criteria. My accountant told...
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    Contractors don't pay insurance in Germany so...

    Contractors don't pay insurance in Germany so sayeth the law.

    I was sent an enquiry as to why I hadn't paid social insurance so I ticked the box of being self-employed on the form they sent me and...
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    Did he rant about fake news? Hopefully you...

    Did he rant about fake news?

    Hopefully you persuaded him not to inject himself with Dettol.
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    Have you ever held an intellectual debate with a...

    Have you ever held an intellectual debate with a Trump supporter?
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    The political divide in the US is based on IQ...

    The political divide in the US is based on IQ levels.

    Will low IQ prevail?
  42. You'll be taxed whereever you work, so if your...

    You'll be taxed whereever you work, so if your intention is to pay UK tax you need to be actually working there. If you work in another country then you need to tax yourself there. If you divide your...
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    Well it worked for a few weeks in 2016. ...

    Well it worked for a few weeks in 2016.

    Doesn't look too hot now.
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    Even if Biden turns up to the debate and...

    Even if Biden turns up to the debate and demonstrates he has advanced dementia that won't be an issue. The Republicans have a much bigger problem.
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    Looks like you overpaid your tax. In Germany...

    Looks like you overpaid your tax.

    In Germany Social Insurance isn't actually a tax.
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    It's not compulsory. That was your choice or...

    It's not compulsory.

    That was your choice or the client probably.
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    I paid German tax and no insurance at all. Saved...

    I paid German tax and no insurance at all. Saved me even more.

    :D
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    That's because a freelancer in Germany pays no...

    That's because a freelancer in Germany pays no "compulsory social insurance".

    :D
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    Not it's a lot less than that. The tax rates in...

    Not it's a lot less than that. The tax rates in Germany are slightly higher than in the UK.

    30-35% depending on how much you earn.
  50. Not sure about Amazon, it isn't Google, sounds...

    Not sure about Amazon, it isn't Google, sounds like it would simply be system management, being on call 24 hours a day.
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