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. We address your key concerns such as:

  • What should you look for in a contractor management company?

  • How can you minimise your risk and exposure?

  • What happens if you or your client are investigated?

  • How long does it take to get setup and how easy is it?

  • Are they able to deal with any enquiries?

  • Do they answer your phone calls?

  • Are you able to see & file your invoices / timesheets / reports / expenses online?

  • Are you covered by health, workers compensation and professional indemnity insurance?

  • How much will you NET after all taxes, fees and social deductions?

  • What happens if your employer / agent doesn't pay on time?

  • How will you get your money?

  • Will your visa status allow you to change jobs or gain permanent residency?

  • Are you protected against legislative changes?

  • Are you claiming your full expense entitlement?

  • Who will file your taxes and in which jurisdiction?

  • What documentation will you need?

  • Is your personal and financial data secure?

The services we are able to offer contractors and temporary workers include: financial management, immigration and employment solutions, tax reduction, dual taxation, payroll, financial administration, wealth management, tax filing, work permits and sponsorship services. If you are interested in such services or, if your organisation provides such services and are interested to partner with us, please get in touch.

3 Reasons to Choose Contractor Taxation

Our advice is completely free.

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 who 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 are very experienced in assisting individual contractors, recruiters, HR professionals, global mobility providers and employers in choosing the right supplier for their circumstances. 

Expertise. 

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.

 

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.
 

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 contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
 

What We Believe

  1. We believe that working internationally is a rewarding and overwhelmingly positive experience for both the employee and the employer.

  2. We believe that contractors are an essential and valuable component to a mature employment market.

  3. We believe that employers who need specialist skills for time-critical projects should be able to use expert contractors from overseas.

  4. We believe that governments should be actively encouraging skilled expatriate workers into their labour markets.

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Customer Recommendations

Here is a selection of comments from our satisfied customers:

 

John Zimmer, Vice-President, Finance

Charles River Development

“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 setting 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 w/opening a full operation.  This allowed us to focus on our client’s expectations and keep us moving forward in the market.”

 

Prishen Pillay, Global DBA operations Lead

Shell International Trading & Shipping

“Great advice and excellent service on contracting and immigration solutions in the UK. I would highly recommend Tim and the team to assist you with accurate, clear and concise contracting advice in the UK or any other country for that matter.”

 

Lova, IT Contractor

"Thank you for recommending me companies who can sponsor me. I am really glad I got in touch with contractortaxation.com and I really appreciate the way you responded."

How we help contractors

When you’re considering an international contract, you’re probably going to have at least a couple of issues to hurdle beforehand.

These issues can pile up, especially when you’re already dealing with all the other complications that go along with big changes in work or location. We can help you figure out your best options for payments, taxes, visas and any other concerns you might face during an international contract.

Our local partners offer specialist tax advice and work permit sponsorship. They handle all the legwork in getting setup. They consolidate a large amount of administration that contractors would otherwise have to sort out themselves, and ensure legal compliance while optimising your earnings overseas.

Since we have an extensive background in facilitating international specialist work, we’re better able to understand your specific circumstances and can offer straightforward advice. With a large, global network of providers, we can get you started with the best solutions based on your needs.

Because we work on commissions from leads, all of our advice and services are completely free to you. We can get you in touch with a provider, but we never give anyone your details without your explicit permission.

For free, and with no obligation, we can help you with questions like:

  • How will you get your money?
  • Are you able to see and file you’re your invoices and timesheets online?
  • Are you covered by health, workers compensation and professional indemnity insurance?
  • How much will you net after all taxes, fees and social deductions?
  • Will your visa status allow you to change jobs or gain permanent residency?
  • Are you claiming your full expense entitlement?
  • Who will file your taxes and in which jurisdiction?
  • What documentation will you need?

Unfortunately, we can’t organise work for you and can’t generally help with permanent placements. If you need help getting work then we suggest using recruitment agents and job sites. But if you’re organising an international contract get in touch with us and let us know your situation.

Contractor Advice

What happens when you contact us?

First, we’ll listen to your circumstances and ask for the information that we need. That information will depend on the services you need and the country of your assignment, but might include:

  • Your job title and assignment.
  • Your earnings rate.
  • Assignment start date and length.
  • Your nationality.
  • Whether you plan to travel alone or with dependants.
  • Your professional qualifications.
  • Your current country of tax residency.

Based on your situation and requirements, we check for a solution with our partners. After ensuring the solution will work for you, we send you the details about your net retention, how it works and what you need to do next.

If you’re happy with the solution, we’ll introduce you to the supplier. After this, we’ll follow up with you throughout the process to make sure your needs are being met. You decide if want to use their services.

 

Common questions from contractors

Is your partner trustworthy? Will I be at risk?

We perform a thorough assessment before partnering with all suppliers to ensure that their solutions are compliant, risk-minimising, and reliable. Our considerable background in contractor solutions means we have the experience to expertly determine supplier performance.

Additionally, we continue tracking their performance through feedback from contractors and clients. We relay this feedback to our partners so that they can continue improving their performance. If a supplier is not providing consistent, dependable solutions, we end the partnership.

Is the solution proven? Who else is using it?

Each month, we help hundreds of contractors sort out their options; 90% of these contractors report our services helpful. Over a quarter go on to use our partners’ services and, on average, these contractors save an estimated £21,000 more than they would on a standard payroll.  You can jump here to read case studies or read through some of the comments from previous customers on Duncan or Tim's LinkedIn profile.

In almost all countries, your work sponsorship will depend on a company making commitments to the immigration department. The company basically assures the government that they are your “employer” and that you will be on a payroll.

Generally, they can’t take on these obligations without knowing that your earnings will be able to fund this payroll. As a result, they won’t sponsor contractors until there’s a confirmed contract offer.

Case studies

To further explore how our services have helped others, you can read these case studies from Germany and Switzerland.

How we help employers

Contractor Taxation offers comprehensive solutions for employers sending staff overseas. Your company may be trying to establish payroll for staff in a country where you don’t have a local office, or you may not want to run payroll in-house. You may have concerns about visas for existing staff or bringing in new foreign workers yourself.

Regardless of your situation, we provide information and advice for employers looking to select the right contractor management company for their overseas assignment. Through extensive research and experience, we have developed a network of reliable suppliers that span almost every country in the world.

We can address concerns such as:

  • What should you look for in a contractor management company?
  • How can you minimise your risk and exposure?
  • What is the time frame for getting started with a management company?
  • What should you look for in a contractor management company?
  • How can you minimise your risk and exposure?
  • What happens if you or your client are investigated?
  • Are they able to deal with any enquiries?
  • Do they answer your phone calls?
  • Are you protected against legislative changes?
  • How quickly can you get staff on-site?

With a strong commitment to facilitating international specialist work, we listen to employers’ needs and circumstances. We use our industry experience to expertly match them with the most efficient solution, and put them in touch with the appropriate local supplier. All of our advice and services are free, and we do not forward anyone’s details without his or her explicit permission. Our assistance does not obligate you to anything.

 

What happens when you contact us?

We respond to you within a few hours. We do this by phone, but email is an option, depending on your preference. At this point, we generally need to ask for more information, although many factors will depend on the kind of services you need and the requirements of the country.

The information we need generally includes:

  • What is your employee’s job title, nationality, salary, and professional qualifications?
  • Will your employee be travelling alone or with dependants?
  • When is your employee’s start date?
  • How long is the assignment?
  • What kind of insurance do you need?
  • What are the country and currency in which you will be making payments?

After we understand your circumstances, we check your needs against the information and solutions we already have. Then, we gather specific details on the solution as it applies to you and send you a breakdown of information, such as how much it will cost, the steps required and a more precise timeframe.

If you’re satisfied with the solution, we introduce you to our supplier directly and follow up with you throughout the process to ensure your needs are being met.

 

Common questions from employers

Is your partner reliable? Is the solution proven?

In short, yes. Before partnering with anyone, we scrutinize their solutions for compliance and consistency. We do this through an extensive process beforehand, but we also monitor our partners’ performance via feedback from clients and contractors. This feedback helps our partners adjust their methods and improve their performance.

If a supplier is not performing reliably, we end the partnership.

Who else is using it?

Each month, we help dozens of companies make sense of their options. 90% of those companies find their experience with our services to be helpful, while over a quarter go on to use solutions provided by our suppliers.  We can simplify the complications of overseas contracts, saving your company time, money, and resources that are better applied to more strategic goals.

Read about others’ experiences with us by checking out our case studies.

Case studies

See our services in action with case studies from China, Australia, Algeria, Canada, and Japan.

How we help recruiters

Placing international candidates can be time-consuming and confusing. However, we have a broad, world-wide network of partners that can help you place contractors quickly and efficiently.

Our partners offer umbrella company services, sponsoring candidates for work visas and processing their payments. This means they can get your candidates on-site faster and make assignments more attractive to workers.

We can offer quotes on cost, time frames, and requirements for both you and the contractor (some of this information is already on our website).

We have an extensive background in global mobility solutions, meaning we know that, as a recruiter, you’re pressed for time. Fortunately, we have the largest network of vetted, reliable solutions and partners.  We can put you in touch with the best solution provider based on your candidate and your needs.

We don’t charge for this. Because we get paid commission from the supplier, our services and advice are completely free for you.

Our obligation-free guidance addresses concerns like:

  • What should you look for in a contractor management company?
  • How can you minimise your risk and exposure?
  • What happens if you or your client are investigated?
  • How long does it take to get set up with a CMC? How easy is it?
  • Are they able to deal with any enquiries?
  • Do they answer your phone calls?

 

We don’t send anyone you or your candidate’s details without your permission. We also don’t provide any direct services; we’re an intermediary that can help you get started with the right management company based on your circumstances.

 

What happens when you contact us?

We respond within a couple of hours. Often, we’ll then ask for more information. Some details will be specific to the services you need and the countries involved.

The information we need generally includes: 

  • Assignment length and start date.
  • The country and currency in which you’ll be making payments.
  • The contractor’s daily rate, nationality, professional qualifications, and current tax residency.
  • Whether they are travelling alone or with dependants.

We can give the most detailed response once we know your specific requirements. You can let us know them through email or phone – whichever is easier for you.

Once we know your circumstances, we can match you with the best solution according to your situation. If you want to proceed from there, we’ll then directly introduce you to the management company.

Finally, we’ll follow up with you periodically to ensure you’re getting the service you need.

recruiter advice

Common questions for recruiters

Is your partner reliable? Will I or my client be at risk?

We carefully assess all of our partners beforehand, with a focus on ensuring that each solution is compliant, reliable, and well-established.

We screen suppliers through an intensive assessment process, but also collect feedback from contractors and clients throughout the service. This helps us keep tabs on their performance, and allows us to supply them with feedback for improvement. If a company isn’t performing consistently, we end the partnership.

Each month, we help dozens of recruiters understand their options and find solutions. 90% of them find the experience and our services helpful, while over a quarter go on to use our partners.

Our services will save you time, help your contractors make more money, and limit risk for you and your client. To see how our services have helped others, check out the case studies below.

Case studies

You can see more examples of our services in action with case studies from the UK and South Africa.