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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, I posted a while ago when trying to make the transition to France with my previous employer and unfortunately my request was denied even though everyone here was very helpful. Since then, I have joined a new company and have managed to leverage my status to allow me to work remotely...
  2. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and newly arrived in NZ. I'm here on a Skilled Migrant Job Search Visa and currently seeking work. A recruiting agency I met with yesterday asked if I can work as a contractor/consultant on the visa I am on - and I didn't know the answer. I'm in a queue to speak to...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am not adding my two year positively assesd contract experience in eoi as it is not changing my experience points and also I will have to put a lot of effort to collect more documents for the same. Does keeping your relevant experience as 5 years than that of 7 years makes any difference in...
  4. Expat Tax
    Hi all, So last October, I ventured into the world of Freelancing as a Designer in the UK, and per my accountants recommendations, have setup a Limited Company, where I am the director and sole employee. I get paid a basic salary, and the rest in dividends, and my gross income is looking to be...
  5. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hello, I'm in the very fortunate position of being married to a Kiwi, and having many friends in NZ who are prepping us for our move from the UK to Wellington next year. However, one thing they (and the internet) haven't been able to give me much info on is taxation in NZ regarding contractors...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I am a UK citizen from birth, currently operating as the sole director of my limited company for the past 3 years. I and my South African fiance intend on applying for a Spouse VISa for her and I will be the sponsor. Ive read the guidelines and the relevant appendices, hence will be applying...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, New poster here. I've moved to the UK from Australia on a 2 year visa and have been told by recruitment agencies that I should set up a limited company (using a recommended specialist) to get paid through the company as I can probably on receive contractor work. In theory this is a...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am building a house in haute savoie which is nearly finished save some work which I would like to contract out. I would be grateful for advice for interviewing contractors, checking references, insurance (bonded). Especially, on bidding jobs; for example I expect a tile job to...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I am soon going to be in Australia on a permanent basis (PR). I am currently working for an IT company headquartered in US. The US company (in which I am an employee as of now) at their Indian office (registered in India as well) is willing to retain me and they are good with me working...
  10. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hey fellow expats... As I'm sure you are aware - waiting for your EAD to process sucks! I want to work, contribute to both my bank account and pay tax (well... maybe not the tax bit, but lemme contribute as a immigrant! You get the picture... ). My hubby got his E3 through our own company...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello everybody!, I'm currently working for an IT company based in UK and now I have the option to keep working for them remotely from my country - Spain. I have a few questions as I have never worked as a self-employed before, added to the fact that what I want to do might be a bit unusual...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I was employed as a contractor and worked for one company in the USA. I have been in the UK with my partner since May and have not worked for the company since then. We are applying for the VAF4A later this month as unmarried partners. Do I need to include a letter from the company for whom I...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Members, My question is regarding NIS deduction. Following is my scenario. 1) I am in UK on Tier 2 dependent visa and work as a IT contractor. 2) I am going back to my home country (India) in december 2014. 3) I am using known umbrella company which deducts tax and NIS. I understand...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, If someone is a full time contractor, does the payroll slips being marked as casual employment normal?
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I've been working for the same company ever since I left college. (It's been bought a few times by bigger companies, but I retained my start date, benefits, etc.) The person in charge of payroll is concerned that the UK or US governments will go after her if I change my legal residence from...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, this is my first post but I've been lurking these forums for years as I have been in a relationship with my partner (UK) for 3 years, thanks for all the wonderful advice! A bit of info about me & my situation: I am located in the USA and have been to England many times over the course...
  17. Expat Tax
    Hi all - We moved to NZ last year on a residence visa. I am still working remotely for my previous employer in the US and filing US and NZ taxes. For various reasons, they are requesting that I become a contractor (to avoid complications like fringe benefits, switching back-and-forth between...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all. I have been living in the US for the past 5 years but in a couple of months am moving back to the UK. I am going to continue to work for the company I have been working for here in the US, as an independent contractor back in the UK. We have negotiated a rate that I will be paid (in...
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