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Changes to the Treatment of Taxation on Foreign Remuneration in South Africa

Independent contractors that work internationally may not always know where they should pay tax, especially if they are staying long […]

Hiring an International Contractor in Germany: A Guide for International Employers

Companies that want to hire international contractors in Germany will find that there are some intricate regulations to follow, or […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring an International Contractor

Hiring contractors located in foreign countries is now easier than ever, given the technology and communication tools available.  An international […]

What is an umbrella company?

Companies hiring workers remotely or internationally have a few choices to make about worker status, management and payment.  Hiring as […]

How to Pay International Contractors: A Guide for International Employers

Once you have hired a contractor and reached an agreement on the project and rate, the next step is to find the best way to pay them.

Hiring an International Contractor in Japan: A Guide for International Employers

Hiring independent contractors in Japan will give your company access to a new pool of talent and local networks.

Hiring an International Contractor in Finland: A Guide for International Employers

If your company is looking to expand its business in Finland or recruit talent for remote work, you may decide to hire an international contractor.

Should You Set Up Your Own Limited Company or Use an Umbrella Company?

International contractors have a choice when it comes to how to structure their business with clients, either through a direct contract or using a third party.

The Risks for Contractors of Operating as a Limited Company in Foreign Countries

Independent contractors have choices when it comes to selecting a form of business structure, and one of those is operating as a ‘limited company’ when working for clients. 

3 Things to Look Out for When Recruiting Independent Contractors

Recruiters that are searching for skilled and reliable independent contractors are facing new challenges in the growing ‘gig economy’. 

Will Your Contract Get Extended? – 4 Ways to Find Out

Independent contractors have a few advantages over employees when it comes to predicting the longevity of their engagement.  In most cases, you will have a contract

Contracting via an Umbrella Company: Pros and Cons

As an independent contractor you will have to weigh the pros and cons of different ways to contract with clients, get paid and handle tax and social contributions.  This is one of the realities of contracting,

LIMOSA Declaration: A Guide for International Contractors Working in Belgium

Foreign contractors planning to work as self-employed in Belgium are required to submit a LIMOSA declaration before starting their contract.  Several contractors that we assist

Looking to Contract in Australia? A Guide to Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa

If you are an independent contractor who wants to work in Australia, then you will need a visa.  The Australian work visa changed last year from the 457 visa, to the new TSS visa

Selecting the Best Umbrella Company: 5 Questions Every Contractor Should Ask

One of the best solutions for contractors who need assistance setting up their client projects is an umbrella company.  The umbrella company acts as a third party between you

Contracting in Japan: A Guide for International Contractors

Independent contractors planning to work in Japan will want to review the conditions and rules for contracting in that popular Asian business destination.  Japan’s culture influences

Contracting in France: A Guide for International Contractors

France continues to be a popular country for international contractors seeking new clients and projects, and EU citizens will find that there are several options for setting up your

Contracting in Canada: A Guide for International Independent Contractors

Canada is emerging as a country with numerous work opportunities in many different professions.  This is especially true for contractors who are willing to relocate and offer

Contracting in Belgium: A Guide for International Contractors

Belgium is an attractive location for contractors in the EU, and has the advantage of easy access and a special expat tax rate if your income is above a certain amount.

The Ultimate Guide to Umbrella Companies

Independent contractors working at home or abroad will often use an umbrella company to manage their contracts with clients.  As their name implies, umbrella companies can shelter

What to do When Your International Contract is Ending

When you land a new client the last thing you want to think about is the contract ending, but if you are working internationally it pays to anticipate the outcome because of the

Taking Holidays as an Independent Contractor

As an independent contractor you are responsible for managing multiple areas of your client engagements, including tax payments, health insurance, expenses and payment.

Double Taxation of UK Income When Contracting Overseas

One of the easily overlooked pitfalls for international contractors is the potential for double taxation of income when contracting overseas.  A contractor may think that the income

Terminating an Independent Contractor: A Guide for Employers

Businesses that hire independent contractors for projects and work roles need to know how to terminate the contractor if necessary.  Although termination of contractors is not covered

Transformify and Contractor Taxation: A New Solution for Recruiting and Managing Remote Contractors

If you are a staffing agency or recruiter for businesses that use international contractors, we want to make you aware of a new service in partnership with Transformify.

Contracting in Germany: The Guide to AUG (Arbeitnemeruberlassung) License

Recruiters and contractors entering the German market from abroad need to be aware of what is known as the AUG license law, which was revised in April 2017. 

A Recruiter’s Guide to International Contracting

If you are a recruiter working for a company that hires contractors for projects abroad, there are some important considerations for international contracting. 

What Are the Options for Health Insurance When a Contractor Has a Foreign Assignment?

One of the easy to overlook items for contractors with foreign assignments is medical coverage while in another country.  Foreign locations may have hazards

Top Things to Know When Contracting in a New Country

Independent contractors with a flexible lifestyle can take advantage of work opportunities anywhere in the world.  Ease of travel and communication between countries,

The Simplest Way to Pay International Contractors Without Risk

If your business is considering hiring contractors from other countries, you may have questions about the best way to pay them across international borders.

How to Write a Job Posting to Attract Contractors

The top priority when hiring an independent contractor is finding the most skilled and talented candidates available. Many workers are leaving the arena of traditional employment

Contracting in Israel: A Guide for International Contractors

With easy access to both Europe and the Middle East, Israel can be a good location for international contractors to find new clients and projects, either short or long term.

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