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Nigerian contractor compliance gets more complex as information sharing begins

Friday 8th November 2019

Nigeria, otherwise known as ‘the giant of Africa’, is fast becoming a hotspot for international contractors. Home to a staggering 202 million people, and seemingly unending oil reserves – things are looking bright for the 27th largest economy in the world. However, one area where the country has faced major challenges is tax evasion, with… [continue reading]

Compliance crackdown in Malta recovers $1billion tax haul

Monday 4th November 2019

Despite claiming to have taken concerted action against non-compliance, Malta has once again found itself as the subject of a compliance crackdown. The location, often accused of being a tax haven, has recently been investigated by an anti-money laundering investigation based in Italy, which has led prosecutors to target gambling companies in the country. Any… [continue reading]

Contracting in Mexico set to become more complex due to Presidential crackdown

Friday 1st November 2019

Here at 6CATS, we’re vocal about the fact that the global crackdown on tax and compliance is leaving no stone unturned. Mexico is no exception, with the Central American country clamping down heavily on fraud. Last week, reports emerged from the nation that spy tactics could be used to fight tax evasion, after new legislation… [continue reading]

What recruitment firms need to know about the increase to tax evasion prison sentences

Tuesday 29th October 2019

In the UK, the push towards tougher tax systems is moving faster than ever. In recent blogs, we have written about the numerous steps that HMRC has taken to crack down on evasion – with the exchequer introducing a number of innovative measures to help claw back lost revenue. Recently, this approach has been paying dividends, with… [continue reading]

Contracting in Thailand set to get more complicated as health insurance becomes mandatory

Friday 25th October 2019

Thailand, a country nicknamed the ‘Land of Smiles’ – is certainly putting a grin on the faces of international contractors. Boasting a growing economy, buzzing nightlife, and some of the most stunning scenery in the world – it’s perhaps no surprise that demand to work in the Southeast Asian nation has been on the rise…. [continue reading]

What do recruitment agencies need to know about the EU whistle-blower directive?

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

There can be no doubt that the international fight against tax fraud is in full swing. As authorities seek ways to identify and prosecute criminal behaviour, we’re seeing an interesting trend emerge: support for whistle-blowers. In recent months, there have been several reports of backing for informants who have brought fraud to light. Recently, we… [continue reading]

Netflix comes under fire as part of Italian tech giant tax crackdown

Friday 18th October 2019

Italy, a country that has featured regularly in our blogs, has been continuing its crackdown on tax and compliance. Following the lead of many other European nations, the country is scrutinising the tax activities of streaming service Netflix. As a popular contracting destination, it’s important that contingent workers are aware of the latest developments. Here’s what… [continue reading]

EU remove Switzerland from tax haven list

Tuesday 15th October 2019

At 6CATS, something we’re especially vocal about is the pressure that international bodies are applying to crack down on tax and compliance. As a result of this pressure, numerous countries around the world are toughening up on legislation, and taking in record tax collections. One destination that has made large strides in this regard is… [continue reading]

South Korea strengthening taxation of YouTubers

Monday 7th October 2019

Famous for its spectacular rise from one of the poorest countries in the world to a high-income destination in just a few generations, South Korea is the fourth largest economy in Asia, 11th largest in the world, and fast becoming a hotspot for contractors worldwide. Despite being known as ‘The Land of Morning Calm’, there’s plenty to be excited… [continue reading]

Italian tax crackdown surges ahead with controversial new proposals

Friday 4th October 2019

In recent years, Italy – a cultural hotbed and contracting hotspot – has been pulling out all the stops to crack down on tax evasion.  If international contractors want to live, work and enjoy their pasta and wine in peace, then it’s crucial that they do not fall foul of the increasingly strict compliance legislation in… [continue reading]