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Contractor compliance in 2019: Here’s what you need to know

Monday 30th December 2019

2019 has been another year brimming with opportunities for international contractors. With global markets booming, and widespread talent shortages – demand for contingent workers has remained high all year round. However, at the same time, contractor compliance in 2019 has increasingly become more complex – as the global push towards comprehensive tax systems intensifies. Here’s… [continue reading]

Denmark crypto tax crackdown gathers pace

Friday 27th December 2019

Denmark, a country we’ve written about many times before, is a premier location for international contractors. Listed as having the best work-life balance worldwide in the OECD Better Life report, it’s no surprise the country is a popular destination. However, at the same time, Denmark is getting tougher on tax and compliance. Recently, the Skattestyrelsen, the Danish tax authority,… [continue reading]

As 2020 approaches, what do recruitment agencies need to know about contractor compliance?

Tuesday 24th December 2019

There’s no denying that 2019 has been an interesting year for recruitment agencies that place contractors abroad, as compliance in the sector has become incredibly complex. GDPR, IR35 and the Criminal Finances Act 2017 are all making it difficult for agencies to ensure they – and their contractors – abide by the relevant legislation both… [continue reading]

Research reveals best cities for international contractors

Monday 23rd December 2019

Contractors are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing cities to work in. At 6CATS, we welcome any new data that can assist contractors in making the decision of where to take their services, and help recruiters target international markets. The most recent survey of this kind has come from crowdsourcing company Appjobs, which… [continue reading]

Contractor compliance in Luxembourg: Tax crackdown continues

Friday 20th December 2019

Luxembourg, a country that regularly faces tax haven accusations, has recently been taking a number of steps to fall in line with global tax standards that could affect contractor compliance. Despite being one of the smallest states in the world, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the second richest country on earth, and home to… [continue reading]

Greek tax crackdown continues with digital payment scheme

Monday 16th December 2019

Greece, a destination with historical and cultural heritage that resonates throughout the modern world, is unsurprisingly an attractive destination for contingent workers. The country is also facing widespread skills shortages. According to the skills for jobs database by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 42% of workers in Greece lack the proper qualification… [continue reading]

Contracting in India set to get stricter as AI used to tackle evasion

Friday 13th December 2019

Here at 6CATS, we’re always observing the latest developments in tax and compliance in order to provide the best service possible to clients. Recently, one change that is increasingly gathering steam is the use of AI and other technologies to crack down on tax evasion. This week, reports have suggested that India – a country… [continue reading]

International contractor compliance becomes stricter as OECD ups the ante

Thursday 12th December 2019

In matters of global tax compliance, authorities are more closely connected than ever. Through bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU), and the J5, co-operation between nations and regions can be achieved much faster and efficiently. In fact, just last week – the OECD reported that its efforts to boost… [continue reading]

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]