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  1. I'm in Sweden and know the tax system quite well....

    I'm in Sweden and know the tax system quite well. If you provide services to a Swedish client from outside Sweden, then it's a purely B2B contract and normal cross-border rules apply from a Swedish...
  2. Right. The rules for DOS explicitly state that...

    Right. The rules for DOS explicitly state that the framework is only for outside IR35 work (although it doesn't mention IR35 explicitly, but buying organisations certainly interpret it that way)....
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    It's 24% + 7.5% = 31.5% or even 24% + 32.5% =...

    It's 24% + 7.5% = 31.5% or even 24% + 32.5% = 56.5%. Umbrella is a bargain compared to that.
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    It's only a 26% increase. There's more to come.

    It's only a 26% increase. There's more to come.
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    Why won't they glue themselves to some satellite...

    Why won't they glue themselves to some satellite rocket without anybody noticing?
  6. If you are not an EU citizen then you would need...

    If you are not an EU citizen then you would need to be on payroll in each country where you intend to work, or else you're unlikely to get a work permit. The same will be true for British citizens in...
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    Wouldn't you need a company in Belgium in order...

    Wouldn't you need a company in Belgium in order to open an account with ING in Brussels?
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    You currently don't need one unless you perform...

    You currently don't need one unless you perform work in Sweden.
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    I can confirm that you currently don't need an...

    I can confirm that you currently don't need an F-tax certificate or pay any taxes in Sweden if you don't work within the borders of Sweden. The draft Economic Employer bill from 2019 however...
  10. It depends. Many countries apply the OECD's...

    It depends. Many countries apply the OECD's "Economic Employer" concept. Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands do. Sweden does not, currently. Without it, it is 183 days of stay that matters,...
  11. Friend of mine works at a consultancy (not...

    Friend of mine works at a consultancy (not agency). Many of their contracts with their clients state that all the people working for the consultancy must be employed by them and not subcontracted...
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    Possibly.But it's common for clients to not state...

    Possibly.But it's common for clients to not state a rate at all. They want their suppliers (e.g. agencies) to tell them what the asking rate is for a specific CV, and they then make a cost-value...
  13. Assuming you work in IT, £40 (NOK 480) is far...

    Assuming you work in IT, £40 (NOK 480) is far below Norwegian market rates but quite typical of UK-based agencies trying to price themselves in to the Scandinavian markets. That is about what a perm...
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    Working as an independent freelancer (e.g. what...

    Working as an independent freelancer (e.g. what would be 'outside IR35 in the UK) is called 'ZZP' in the Netherlands. Belastingdienst has published a standard contract that fulfil what they consider...
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    It will work very similar to EU VAT - you don't...

    It will work very similar to EU VAT - you don't charge VAT, but instead note the buyer's VAT number and have the invoice state "Reverse charge of VAT". The accounting complexity is on the side of the...
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    My assertion is simply that the Swedish client...

    My assertion is simply that the Swedish client wouldn't know anything British legislation and would rather have nothing to do with it as British law has no jurisdiction in Sweden. IR35 (or anything...
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    No issues with this. F-tax (short for...

    No issues with this.



    F-tax (short for 'business tax' in Swedish) is only applicable to services, and only for work performed within Sweden. The default for anybody, including limited...
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    Many other countries have IR35-like legislation,...

    Many other countries have IR35-like legislation, although implemented in a far better way than in the UK.
  19. As if? They are reading fromma script and use...

    As if? They are reading fromma script and use funny language such as "I have the job opportunity for you".
  20. Look at setting up a company in Estonia if you...

    Look at setting up a company in Estonia if you want a simple process. You would first have to apply for an Estonian e-id (which can take months), but then you could quite easily set up a limited...
  21. You work in the UK, with occasional business...

    You work in the UK, with occasional business travel for meetings in Germany.

    You pay taxes (and NI) in the UK.
  22. Depends on the size of the intermediary. There is...

    Depends on the size of the intermediary. There is a 'small intermediary' exemption.
  23. It's usually best to set up a new company abroad,...

    It's usually best to set up a new company abroad, transfer the shares in the UK company to that new foreign company and then have the dividends paid to it rather than to yourself.
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    Although the report highlights some of the more...

    Although the report highlights some of the more extreme examples, I have encountered most of these tactics to various degrees. I have also watched my wife, who is a black IT contractor, been subject...
  25. It wasn't a speech. It was a rant.

    It wasn't a speech. It was a rant.
  26. Working with a consultancy is not in any way the...

    Working with a consultancy is not in any way the same as working through a recruiter.

    The recruiter is only interested in setting up contracts, covering their own *rse, and of course the money....
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    Look up the history of the Royal Family.

    Look up the history of the Royal Family.
  28. Applying for British/Spanish/Dutch/etc...

    Applying for British/Spanish/Dutch/etc citizenship also means giving up your original citizenship. It is not that many countries that allow dual citizenship.
  29. Yes you can, and you can also amend last year's...

    Yes you can, and you can also amend last year's CT against the current year and roll back losses in one year against a previous year's CT and get a refund.

    Example:

    2017: £1m profit
    2018:...
  30. Malta. But I also believe it is the case for...

    Malta. But I also believe it is the case for non-domiciled residents in Malta that the money is only taxed in Malta if you bring it into Malta. If the dividend is instead paid to an account outside...
  31. The A1 certificate only impacts social security....

    The A1 certificate only impacts social security. It has no implications on taxes.
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    Ah, the willow, the willow...

    Ah, the willow, the willow...
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    Setting up a company in Estonia is quick and...

    Setting up a company in Estonia is quick and easy, but in order to set up a company bank account there you would probably have to rent an apartment there in order to convince the banks that they...
  34. If you don't have or can get an A1 certificate...

    If you don't have or can get an A1 certificate then you will simply be liable to instead pay social security in the country where you work. That is the basic rule, and the A1 certificate simply...
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    Do like German contractors do: register as self...

    Do like German contractors do: register as self employed in the UK and post yourself to work in Germany. Doesn't work with one-man limited companies due to OECD fixed establishment rules which are...
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    Irish VAT is vastly more complicated than UK VAT,...

    Irish VAT is vastly more complicated than UK VAT, even for intra-EU transactions. There are other jurisdictions that are easier to deal with.
  37. Just turn a corner twice and it's a U-turn.

    Just turn a corner twice and it's a U-turn.
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    Expats.

    Expats.
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    I'm involved in a decent size business. VAT is...

    I'm involved in a decent size business. VAT is still not a problem once the system is properly set up, with a sufficiently detailed chart of accounts and the appropriate VAT codes set for each...
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    If that's where you'll be living long-term, and...

    If that's where you'll be living long-term, and you have around €25,000 to spare for the share capital required to set up a new limited company in Poland. You'll also need a Polish accountant as the...
  41. EU Regulation 1896/2006. Issue a European Payment...

    EU Regulation 1896/2006. Issue a European Payment Order (e.g. an EU Small Claims Court application -- although it doesn't necessarily have to be very small).

    European e-Justice Portal - European...
  42. There is usually little reason for having...

    There is usually little reason for having different classes of shares if they all have the same rights, unless you want to make the classes separately redeemable or such.
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    Didn't May say that she would put an end to the...

    Didn't May say that she would put an end to the free movement of people once and for all? It obviously goes both ways.
  44. The worst kind is those that under each "job" (as...

    The worst kind is those that under each "job" (as they call it) just provide a long bullet point list of tasks - "did this", "did that", "managed this", "managed that" - and have essentially the same...
  45. Social security (national insurance in the UK) is...

    Social security (national insurance in the UK) is regulated across the EU so that a person should only have to be registered for social security in one country at a time (the UK tend to ignore this)....
  46. They have not incurred a loss. They have merely...

    They have not incurred a loss. They have merely not made as much profit as they anticipated.

    Have them clarify each and every point, such as what provisions you have broken and how.

    Were there...
  47. Swedish/British contractor here. No real...

    Swedish/British contractor here.



    No real problem here, however you should send a letter to HMRC and ask for a "Certificate of Compliance" (they keep changing the name).

    DMBM206500 - Debt...
  48. Thread: Day Rates Down

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    There has long been an oversupply of BAs, which...

    There has long been an oversupply of BAs, which is pushing rates down. A year ago I was recruiting for a good BA (direct on Jobserve, not via an agency). Aside from the 20+ calls from agencies...
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    There are Indian "agencies" that rely on Tier 2...

    There are Indian "agencies" that rely on Tier 2 intra-company transfers to recruit them. Their Indian HQ recruits them there and then ships them to their UK-based subsidiary to work in the UK. The...
  50. There is a great difference between taxes and...

    There is a great difference between taxes and social security. You can be tax resident in two or more countries at the same time as it is entirely down to national legislation.

    You can not be...
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