Contracting in Africa: Compliance gets tougher

Friday 6th December 2019

For contractors looking for their next overseas assignment, Africa has a wealth of opportunities on offer. However, something that contractors should know before doing business there is that tax and compliance is becoming far more complex on the continent. In fact, last month, African tax experts conducted a four-day meeting in Uganda aimed at addressing… [continue reading]

How will the UAE residency scheme affect recruitment agencies?

Thursday 5th December 2019

As one of the richest countries in the world, the UAE is a contracting hotspot. In fact, in last year’s HSBC Expat Explorer survey, the country was ranked as the fourth best place to work in the world, and was praised for its financial incentives, with 95% of expats receiving benefits as part of their employment package…. [continue reading]

French government uses social media to crack down on tax evaders

Friday 29th November 2019

France, a nation best known for its food, wine, art and culture, is also a contracting hotspot – attracting flocks of international workers all year round. However, while the economy is booming in the Gallic nation, the country is also excelling in cracking down on tax and compliance. In fact, almost a year after we… [continue reading]

Recruitment compliance becomes more complex under Criminal Finances Act 2017

Wednesday 27th November 2019

There’s no doubt that the push towards more comprehensive tax systems around the globe is progressing – and one of the leading lights in this fight is the UK. On this blog, we have covered a variety of steps that HMRC has taken to clampdown on evasion, and advised recruitment firms on the necessary compliance measures… [continue reading]

What does Kenya’s tax crackdown mean for contractors?

Friday 22nd November 2019

Kenya is one of Africa’s fastest growing markets. Recently ranked 61st in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, the nation is also the 8th largest economy in Africa. Furthermore, the country is undergoing a number of large scale developments, such as the Mombasa-Juba railway – which are certain to require the skills of overseas specialists…. [continue reading]

How will the Australian tax crackdown affect contractor compliance?

Monday 18th November 2019

Regularly voted as one of the best places to work and live, there’s no doubt that Australia is a contracting hotspot. As one of the most vibrant economies in the world, boasting the 14th largest global GDP, at $1.69 trillion, the country also has a skills shortage of 739,000 highly skilled workers – meaning demand to work in the… [continue reading]

How will HMRC’s crackdown on big business affect recruitment firms?

Monday 18th November 2019

At 6CATS, we actively monitor the latest developments in global tax and compliance in order to provide the best possible service to clients.  Around the world, the push towards tougher, more comprehensive tax systems is progressing fast. Somewhere this is particularly evident is the UK, with HMRC using powers granted by international bodies to ramp… [continue reading]

How will the J5 tax and compliance crackdown affect recruitment?

Monday 18th November 2019

In matters of global tax, international authorities are more connected than ever. Whether it be through bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU), or legislation such as the Common Reporting Standard co-operation can be achieved much faster and efficiently. One of the leading examples of co-operation is the… [continue reading]

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]