OECD report identifies 21 countries offering ‘golden passport’ schemes

Monday 29th October 2018

If you look back through our blogs, you’ll certainly notice a common message: the world of international tax compliance is becoming more complex. Authorities worldwide are driving initiatives to prevent and penalise fraudulent behaviour. In amongst this atmosphere, those businesses that operate in a compliant manner are facing an administrative nightmare that could see a… [continue reading]

Contractors seek expert advice

Friday 26th October 2018

Here at 6CATS International we’re dedicated to sharing our knowledge of the complexities of international compliance with contract professionals seeking overseas opportunities. While, of course, it is always advisable to seek one-to-one advice given that everyone’s circumstances are different, we can certainly steer professionals in the right direction. Contracting in Sri Lanka In fact, in… [continue reading]

Switzerland makes first exchange under CRS

Monday 22nd October 2018

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) has undoubtedly grabbed everyone’s attention as more countries sign up to this agreement to share financial information across borders, and we certainly expect this to remain a hot topic of discussion as more authorities commit to this cause. Switzerland makes its first exchange In fact, in recent news it was… [continue reading]

Global work/life balance: top destinations

Friday 19th October 2018

For contractors seeking international assignments, part of the appeal is undoubtedly the opportunity to experience new cultures and visit new destinations. However, in order to do this, you need to feel comfortable that you will have the chance to do more than just work during the project. But how do you know if the country… [continue reading]

UBS tax evasion trial begins in France

Tuesday 16th October 2018

There can certainly be no doubt that authorities across the globe are setting their sights on tax evaders in order to claw back lost funds. We’ve seen numerous brands and individuals facing charges of fraud, with the media keen to cover these reports. In the latest news, Swiss banking giant, UBS, is preparing to go… [continue reading]

Businesses still at risk under Criminal Finances Act

Friday 12th October 2018

Regular readers of our blog will have seen the many calls we’ve made to recruitment agency owners to get their firms’ compliance in order in light of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA). Far too few recruitment companies have done sufficient work on developing a ‘reasonable procedures’ defence. This might be complacency or calculated risk… [continue reading]

Tax in South Africa just got more complex

Wednesday 10th October 2018

As we mentioned earlier this year, the African continent is truly a destination that holds multiple opportunities for contractors both professionally and personally. However, tax and compliance across this region is not without challenges. Tax confusion rife In fact, according to recent reports, there is a worrying level of confusion amongst many expats operating in… [continue reading]

Contracting in top global hotspots: a guide

Friday 5th October 2018

There’s no doubt that it is exciting to experience new opportunities overseas and sampling different cultures and lifestyles as a contractor is an ideal way to do just this. Of course, professionals also need to know what kinds of working conditions to expect as these vary considerably from country to country. Here’s what you need… [continue reading]

Impress contractors with these fun facts about Germany

Monday 1st October 2018

Here at 6CATS, we’ve talked before about some of the many reasons why Germany is a top destination for international contractors, but it is worth knowing that the Western European country has a raft of attractions which go beyond its clear appeal to professionals. If your agency places contingent workers overseas, here are some lesser-known… [continue reading]