IT-Careernet (ITC) has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Global K Ltd. to offer contractors expert international tax advice and solutions.
Global K aims to provide a tax efficient, compliant and streamlined administration service to the freelance professional considering taking up short to medium term freelance work across the European Community, into eastern Europe and even in Australia.
We will advise you on the best structure to work under and the tax implications of undertaking an engagement in the foreign country, and will handle all compliance, contractual arrangements and administration while you are in the foreign country.
Individuals undertaking freelance work in a foreign location
Historically, large numbers of contractors have worked in various locations around Europe paying little or no attention to the many factors which have to be considered with regard to tax, social security and employment law compliance.
Global K offers the international freelance contractor considering working overseas a dedicated, professional and personalised service.
Global K will work with the contractor in attempting to achieve the optimum solution, which will provide a combination of a satisfactory “bottom line” for the contractor and compliance with local legal requirements.
Employment of non-UK nationals undertaking contract work in the UK
For non-UK nationals thinking of taking up contract work in the UK, we can provide an employment vehicle which will allow the contractor to be fully registered in the UK tax system, taking advantage of the UK (generally) lower rates of direct taxation and national insurance (social security). We can also offer, in certain circumstances, a generous expenses package unrestricted by the confines of the UK’s notorious IR35 legislation.
For non-EC national, we can assist them to work in the UK by sponsoring their work permit application and acting as their employer throughout their time in the UK. In order for this service to be available, certain contractual conditions must exist, see our section on work permits for non-EC citizens.