Who We Are

What We Do

Contractor Taxation provides information and services to international contract staff through our website and network of worldwide partners. We have existing relationships with companies all over the world who provide fully compliant employment, taxation and immigration solutions. We assist individual contractors, recruiters, HR professionals, global mobility providers and employers in choosing the right supplier for their circumstances.

We are a “one stop shop” for choosing a Contractor Management Company for an international assignment.

Our industry experience helps us understand your requirements and ensure we deliver appropriate services:

How We Help Contractors

How We Help Employers

How We Help Recruiters

What We Don’t Do

We don’t pass your details to anyone without your expressed permission.

We don’t organise work for candidates – nor do our partners. If you are looking for a company to organise a job and sponsorship for you in a country, then we can’t help.

We don’t provide services directly. All services are delivered through our partner network.

We don’t charge you anything for advice. We get a referral fee if you decide to use one of the providers we recommend.

We don’t generally deal with people searching for permanent work – unless it is an employer who needs to outsource employment of their overseas employees or a permanent employee needing a third party to sponsor their work permit.

Again – if you have any further questions or feedback please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.


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Be ourselves, in us we trust!

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To be there for our fellow contractor

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We have been there and done that, we are all in this together!

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To provide a choice of the best options no matter where one works

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Making the world an easier place to work

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Ensuring we adapt to lifestyle choices and places of work

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How We Work

Contractor Taxation holds a consortium of vetted partner companies. Once an online form is completed our team will assess your inquiry and gather further information if needed. We will introduce you to the relevant partners that can assist you in that country and that are best suited for the requirement, whether it be work permits, payroll, tax or fiscal compliance.

We are, in effect, a “one stop shop” for companies, contractors and recruitment agencies that require contractor management solutions for international assignments.

Benefits Of Choosing Us

Zero charges involved

You don’t have to pay anything. We will speak with you to understand your specific needs and provide you with a list of umbrella companies that can help with your situation. It’s up to you whether you decide to go forward.

10+ years experience

After years of working in the industry, we’ve carefully handpicked and built a relationship with some of the best in the industry. You can be assured that the umbrella companies we refer you to are reliable, trustworthy and able to help you in the best way possible.

We’ve helped people like you

We’ve helped thousands of contractors and can help you maximise your earnings with minimum hassle. We can provide you with a solution in 110+ countries.

Meet Our

Contractor Taxation was set up in 2008 by Duncan Macintosh and Tim Burgess. Contractor Taxation assists individuals, recruiters and employers with international assignments by providing work permits, business visas and payment solutions in almost every country in the world.

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Duncan Macintosh

Duncan has over 20 years of experience in International Contracting, Employment, and HR. Initially working for an Umbrella Company in Australia, then starting one in the UK before founding Contractor Taxation with Tim in 2008. They then founded Shield GEO in 2015, an International Employer of Record Company that was sold to Velocity Global in 2021.

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Tim Burgess

Tim is an entrepreneur with a background in international employment and HR services. He has been involved with contractors for much of his career, including stints as an IT recruiter, working for an IT consultancy, running an umbrella company, and co-founding Contractor Taxation with Duncan in 2008. Duncan and Tim also co-founded Shield GEO in 2015, an international Employer of Record that supported over 900 client employees across 55 countries. Tim currently serves on the board of the Supported Independent Living Co-operative (SILC) and as Chairperson of Mandala Community Counselling.

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Campbell Curtis

Campbell has over 15 years of experience in the PEO/umbrella services industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of international tax and global mobility solutions. He is skilled in contractor payroll services, business planning, sales, and marketing.

Campbell is the General Manager of Contractor Taxation, looking after the day-to-day sales and operations of the company.

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Debbie Ang

With over 7+ years of full-stack marketing experience, Debbie started as a marketing generalist and gradually evolved into a C-level marketer throughout her years working with think tanks, startups, remote agencies, local government, and big corporations from all over the world. Today, Debbie is the Marketing Manager of Contraction Taxation, leading the brand with 360-digital marketing initiatives.

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Richard Lyons J.D.

Richard is a member of both the marketing and legal teams at Contractor Taxation, with over 10 years of experience writing content for law firms, financial publications, and global mobility companies. He has worked closely with Contractor Taxation since 2014, creating relevant content that supports the collaboration between contractors and companies seeking talent abroad. Richard monitors ongoing developments in compliance, taxation, immigration, and contractor regulations worldwide to ensure an up-to-date knowledge base for Contractor Taxation clientele.

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As Contractor Taxation’s Accounting Manager, Rajith brings over 10+ years of experience in finance, accountancy, budgeting, and Management accounting. He is also responsible for invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payables & reporting.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

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Contractor Taxation gave me the information I needed and connected me with the right people in a day. Something I hadn’t achieved on my own after weeks of trying. Campbell has made the difficult task of starting out as a contractor in a new country safer and easier.

Helg Bredow, Solution Architect,

Australian contracting in Germany

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Contractor Taxation was very helpful in connecting me with their umbrella company partners. Everything is going smoothly and the relocation is planned for next month. Very exciting!

Jack Murray, Software Engineer,

Australian contracting in Japan

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Contractor Taxation made what seemed like a daunting task very doable. I have contracted before in Ireland, however this time I was fortunate to get the offer of a contract in Portugal. Not knowing the language or the tax system I was hesitant to take the contract as I knew I couldn’t do it alone. Campbell and Contractor Taxation put me in contact with +5 companies who provided the services to help me transition onto the Portuguese tax system without breaking a sweat. I would highly recommend it.

Michael Moriarty, QA Analyst,

Irish contracting in Portugal

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I utilized PEO services with Contractor Taxation & have found the services invaluable. We had to quickly establish a presence in China to meet a perceived large market, knowing how difficult it could be to set up a complete operation there. CT helped us immensely to navigate these waters and establish this beachhead without a lot of the normal distractions associated with opening a full operation. This allowed us to focus on our client’s expectations and keep us moving forward in the market.

John Zimmer, Vice-President, Finance

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Sit back and relax and let's make your contracting journey easier for you

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