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Ukrainian tax crackdown continues as partnership with Switzerland blossoms

Monday 30th September 2019

Ukraine, a growing economic power, is following the lead of many other countries in Europe, and toughening up on tax and compliance. The latest measure the country has taken is signing a series of amendments to its Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Switzerland.  The ex-Soviet state is just one of a number of nations that has recently linked… [continue reading]

French compliance crackdown claims another victim as Google pay €1 billion fine

Friday 27th September 2019

France – a country known for some of the best food, wine and art in the world – is also unsurprisingly a contractor hotspot. Business is booming in the Gallic nation – with so many new companies starting up in the country that some employers are warning that skilled workers are becoming increasingly hard to source. Another… [continue reading]

Panama strengthens tax laws – are tax havens coming to an end?

Friday 27th September 2019

Despite being most famous as tax haven for the super-rich,  Panama has been changing its ways of late. Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about how the country had teamed up with France, one of the leading global powers in the fight against tax fraud by signing a landmark bilateral deal. Since then, there… [continue reading]

Is Australian offshore evasion finally set to end?

Friday 20th September 2019

Over the last few years, it’s become increasingly clear that tax and compliance is getting tougher around the globe, with Australia a prime example. We’ve recently written about the government’s latest budget, which has given tax authorities vastly increased powers, and commented on reports that Australia is involved in several large investigations concerning cryptocurrency tax… [continue reading]

Is contractor compliance in Kenya set to get more complicated?

Thursday 19th September 2019

While it might not be the first destination that comes to mind when it comes to contracting hotspots, Kenya, is one of Africa’s fastest growing markets. In fact, the country was recently ranked 61st in the World Bank’s Ease of doing business index, one of the highest African countries on the list. Additionally, large scale… [continue reading]

Celebrity tax evasion round-up: What’s the latest?

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Here at 6CATS International, we’re clear that no-one should take compliance lightly, including celebrities. Recently, many famous figures have been caught out for tax crimes, with the latest, Chelsea footballer Diego Costa, agreeing to pay £1.7m to Spanish tax authorities just a couple of weeks ago. In this week’s blog, we’ll take a look at… [continue reading]

Germany’s biggest tax fraud case – what does it mean for recruiters?

Tuesday 17th September 2019

As the largest economy in Europe, Germany is unsurprisingly a contracting hotspot. On top of this, the destination is a cultural powerhouse, producing some of the greatest artists, writers and filmmakers of all time. However, there are many legal and financial concerns to bear in mind when attempting to work in the destination, with Germany… [continue reading]

Where are the safest destinations for contractors?

Monday 9th September 2019

With the world more interconnected than ever, contractors are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to work. Therefore, it’s helpful when information comes out that may narrow this choice down. This is why we’ve covered a number of recent lists and surveys to this effect. The latest study to do this is… [continue reading]

Will tax reforms finally end Panama’s ‘tax haven’ reputation?

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Panama, occasionally referred to as the Bridge of the Worlds, is well known as a tax haven. In fact, the nation has had a reputation for tax avoidance & evasion dating back at least as far as the early 20th century, and has been cited repeatedly in recent years as an uncooperative jurisdiction with international… [continue reading]