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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. Depends on the size of the intermediary. There is...

    Depends on the size of the intermediary. There is a 'small intermediary' exemption.
  4. 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...
  6. It wasn't a speech. It was a rant.

    It wasn't a speech. It was a rant.
  7. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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:...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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.
  18. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  25. 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...
  26. 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)....
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. Thread: Day Rates Down

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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...
  31. Sticky: 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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    Register as self-employed in the UK. Apply for a...

    Register as self-employed in the UK. Apply for a certificate of tax compliance from the HMRC and then for an F-tax certificate from the Swedish tax authorities. Then you can send yourself out to work...
  33. Actually they are for many contractors I've...

    Actually they are for many contractors I've interviewed (although those breaks were far higher in the past). They want to "go contracting" only because their "take home" (which implies using the...
  34. Supervised in what way? Do you tell people how to...

    Supervised in what way? Do you tell people how to write code or are they bringing their own skills and experience for doing so, collaborating with the customer and with other third party suppliers?...
  35. No. She would have to travel to the UK for...

    No. She would have to travel to the UK for periods of work to that, and she would have to show evidence of such travel.

    Even so, by having a close connection to the Netherlands, she would have to...
  36. The UK is quite unusual among European countries...

    The UK is quite unusual among European countries in that the customer (e.g. you) rarely ever gets fined in the case of disguised employment. Almost the entire burden is on the suppliers (e.g. the...
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    Around €50k pa for software engineers at the...

    Around €50k pa for software engineers at the office where I work. And half the cost of living v the UK.
  38. Register as self employed in the country you live...

    Register as self employed in the country you live in and take it from there. There's little point in using a company unless you intend to grow the business beyond just yourself.
  39. Self-employment does not involve a company. If...

    Self-employment does not involve a company. If you have registered as self-employed then you are the business.

    If you are a company director then you are not self-employed. The company, a separate...
  40. True. Do your own research, from the source. ...

    True. Do your own research, from the source.



    Not true. Other criteria applies. One of the many ways they find out whether people are staying Sweden without reporting it appropriately is by...
  41. I'm from Sweden and I work there from time to...

    I'm from Sweden and I work there from time to time, such as right now. I also have an LtdCo in Sweden which I use depending on the circumstances (ease of VAT reclaim, credit checks, access to certain...
  42. I have to admit being one of those consultancy...

    I have to admit being one of those consultancy owners (not recruitment agency). I work with executives at clients on a daily basis, have been doing it since 1994, and frequently bring a team of...
  43. No. I would go there if it was me. As a...

    No.



    I would go there if it was me. As a consultant, I'm brought in to provide value to their business through advice, expertise or by helping their business grow. Freelance sales people do...
  44. What did the business cards say? Did they include...

    What did the business cards say? Did they include something to distinguish you from a bona fide employee, such as "Associate Consultant" or similar?

    Companies such as BT use a lot of...
  45. The agency regulations doesn't apply to just any...

    The agency regulations doesn't apply to just any intermediary. In fact, it doesn't apply to the kind of contract that most LtdCo contractors are seeking (e.g. non-IR35). From the regulations:


    ...
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    Even officials: ...

    Even officials:

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/immigration-official-in-fear-of-deportation-wfsvk6jj2
  47. Yes, unless an ISA is recognised as a tax-free...

    Yes, unless an ISA is recognised as a tax-free savings and investment vehicle there, which it rarely ever is. Other countries treat ISAs as just ordinary bank or share trading accounts.
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    Bill them as agreed and apply the EU VAT rules...

    Bill them as agreed and apply the EU VAT rules (provided they are registered for VAT in Ireland). Nothing more complicated than that.
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    Why bet against a currency that will disappear...

    Why bet against a currency that will disappear when May sends a letter to invoke Article 49?
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    Never. Because I never propose throwing our their...

    Never. Because I never propose throwing our their existing ERP systems without a proper plan for replacement and migration. If I were to suggest that "trust me, it will all be alright in the end", I...
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