One of the most consistently challenging aspects of contracting in Monaco is complying with the country’s tax system. As well as paying tax in Monaco, you might also still be eligible to pay some tax in your home country, and understanding the legislation behind this can be a challenge.
If you’re working in Monaco under a permanent contract, many employers will handle your tax under the PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) system. This means that they calculate and process your taxes in Monaco for you and then send you a net wage. Your income tax, public health insurance, social security and other deductions will all be covered by this payment. This is the easiest way to handle your income tax in Monaco, but contractors may not be offered this service because of their short stay with each employer.
Anybody who can’t pay their tax in Monaco through PAYE is left with the prospect doing everything themselves.
Do you know much about Monegasque Tax Law? Does Monaco have a tax treaty with your home country? You will need to find out or find someone who can help! There are no taxes on employment income in Monaco, however you need to be sure that you meet your other tax obligations.
If you are a contractor and want a calculation on your tax and net retention in Monaco, we can supply it to you free of charge.
Contractors in Monaco are faced with masses of paperwork and numerous wasted hours filing a tax return unless they find an alternative option. A Monagesque umbrella company can act as your employer during your stay in the country whilst still allowing you the freedom of a contractor. The only difference is that you submit your timesheets to them; they’ll calculate and pay your taxes as you earn, and then you receive a net wage (as well as documentation for your records).
The companies are experts in Monagesque taxation, and they’ll ensure that you keep the largest proportion of your earnings whilst complying with local laws. They can deal with any issues with the Monagesque tax office or tax department directly including processing your tax refund if you are eligible.
We work with numerous umbrella companies in Monaco, many of whom are experts in tax and immigration laws. If you have any questions about tax in Monaco, we’ll get the answers from them directly so you can rest assured you’ll be getting accurate information. We have comprehensive knowledge of the different services they provide, and can help you find the right company to handle your income tax. We help oil and gas workers, software developers, IT project managers, testers, business analysts and telecommunications contractors get tax efficient payments and sponsorship for their Monagesque work permit.
Our advice is 100 percent free, and comes with no obligations. You will be paying taxes in Monaco but without the overhead of directly dealing with the Monagesque tax authorities. Get in touch with us today for some reliable advice on tax in Monaco!
You do not need to file employment income taxes in Monaco.
No personal income taxes are levied in Monaco.
As there are no personal income taxes levied in Monaco, there are no standards for tax residency.
You become a resident in Monaco when:
- You enter an employment contract with an authorised Monegasque employer;
- You set up your own business in Monaco;
- You open up a bank account in Monaco, make a deposit of at least EUR500,000 and present a bank reference letter to the government, stating that you have sufficient funds to support yourself in the country; or
You purchase or rent a property in Monaco for a minimum of 12 months.