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Nigeria undertakes digital tax crackdown

Friday 14th February 2020

Nigeria, ‘the giant of Africa’, is turning into a hotspot for contractors. Home to 202 million people, and extensive oil reserves – things are looking bright for the 27th largest global economy. However, one area where the country has faced major challenges is tax evasion, with an annual $15 billion lost to non-compliance. In fact, in… [continue reading]

Tax haven crackdown as report identifies 170 billion euros loss

Monday 10th February 2020

Over the last few years, global authorities have been driving compliance crackdowns to punish fraudulent behaviour. While this has been a worldwide trend, one particularly active body has been the EU. Whether acting through its member states, or with its blacklist, the bloc has forced many countries to toughen up on tax. In fact, in May… [continue reading]

HMRC boost in cross-border probes to fight tax evasion

Thursday 6th February 2020

Here at 6CATS, we are keen observers of the steps countries are taking to co-operate against tax evasion. Through bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Union (EU), and the J5, co-operation between nations and regions can now be achieved much more efficiently. Recently, news has emerged that these cross-border efforts to… [continue reading]

How will AI advances in tax affect global recruitment firms?

Thursday 6th February 2020

Here at 6CATS, we observe the latest shifts in tax and compliance to assist recruitment firms when placing contractors abroad. One notable development that has been gathering pace is the rapid adoption of digital technology by tax authorities. According to KPMG, ‘robotics, automation and Artificial Intelligence will revolutionise the way tax technology operates.’ So, what… [continue reading]

What does Belgium’s aggressive tax approach mean for contractors?

Thursday 6th February 2020

Renowned for its beer, chocolate and waffles – Belgium also offers a lot to contractors looking to try their hand abroad. Not only is the country’s economy flourishing – but with staff shortages in the health, ICT and hospitality sectors, there are plenty of openings for contingent workers. In fact, a recent study by Manpower has revealed… [continue reading]

French tax blacklist grows to include BVI and Bahamas

Thursday 6th February 2020

France has a wealth of opportunities for contractors. With so many new businesses opening up in the country, some employers are warning that skilled workers have become increasingly hard to source. With skills shortages noted across a number of attractive sectors, such as IT and Finance, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking to try their… [continue reading]

These are the world’s most expensive cities for contractors

Friday 31st January 2020

As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected – more and more international contractors are trying their hand abroad. With the overwhelming amount of choice available to contingent workers – deciding on a destination can be a difficult task. In order to provide more information on the topic, this week we’ve decided to cover the Mercer… [continue reading]

HMRC crypto crackdown continues with new blockchain tool

Tuesday 28th January 2020

As cutting-edge technology becomes readily available to tax authorities, many countries are using innovations to create far tougher systems of global tax and compliance. However, for recruitment agencies placing contractors abroad – this can create a daunting compliance landscape. One recent trend that we have seen is authorities targeting cryptocurrency – with HMRC the latest… [continue reading]

Which are the happiest countries to work in for contractors?

Friday 17th January 2020

For contractors working abroad, there are a number of factors that come into play when choosing their next destination. One of these is undoubtedly happiness. For this reason, we’ve listed the top five happiest destinations for contingent workers, according to the 2019 World Happiness Report, which ranked 156 nations around the world on factors including… [continue reading]

South Africa authorities announce tax gap crackdown

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Readers of our blogs will know that we often write about the opportunities that Africa holds for international contractors, with its 54 countries presenting a multitude of experiences for foreign workers. However, tax evasion has affected many nations across the continent, leading to a number of crackdowns, and a far more complex situation for contractors… [continue reading]