Becoming a contractor without borders
Have you ever considered contracting overseas? Many contractors love their career choice due to its flexibility, increased opportunity, and ability to take ones skills anywhere in the world. Different countries across the globe have different skill shortages in certain areas, creating demand and opportunity for specific types of contractors looking to broaden their experience into new countries.
But, how exactly does a contractor start working overseas? With varying employment law in different countries, it can be tricky to know exactly what steps you need to take.
It’s no surprise that IR35 has increased demand for UK-based contractors to work overseas, however, how exactly does it work? Does working abroad always mitigate your IR35 liability?
The answer to that question is a complex one, and fundamentally depends on where you pay your taxes. Once you lose liability to pay taxes in the UK, you can forget about any IR35 headaches that you may have had. Although, if for whatever reason, you are still paying UK taxes, then IR35 will work in the same way. HMRC will use the same procedures to ensure that your contracts are compliant with the way that you are working. With international clients, who are less au-fait with the IR35 changes, this can be trickier. As part of the Procorre Partners’ offering, we provide full support with IR35, ensuring that your contracts work the best for you. This can be applied for both domestic, and international contracts if required.