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Contractor compliance: Singapore and Indonesia sign tax treaty

Wednesday 19th February 2020

This week, the push towards an interconnected global tax system continued, with Indonesia and Singapore updating their bilateral tax treaty. Both countries are expected to be major players on the world stage in the coming decade – and already attract droves of international talent. With Singapore recognised as the most pro-business regime in the world, and… [continue reading]

Belgian tax crackdown targets royal family

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Home to the EU, delicious waffles and some of the best chocolate and beer in the world, Belgium offers a wealth of opportunity for contractors – with multifarious professional openings for contingent workers. In fact, a recent study by Manpower revealed that 24% of Belgian employers are struggling to fill key positions. However, at the same time,… [continue reading]

Nigeria undertakes digital tax crackdown

Friday 14th February 2020

Nigeria, ‘the giant of Africa’, is turning into a hotspot for contractors. Home to 202 million people, and extensive oil reserves – things are looking bright for the 27th largest global economy. However, one area where the country has faced major challenges is tax evasion, with an annual $15 billion lost to non-compliance. In fact, in… [continue reading]

Tax haven crackdown as report identifies 170 billion euros loss

Monday 10th February 2020

Over the last few years, global authorities have been driving compliance crackdowns to punish fraudulent behaviour. While this has been a worldwide trend, one particularly active body has been the EU. Whether acting through its member states, or with its blacklist, the bloc has forced many countries to toughen up on tax. In fact, in May… [continue reading]

HMRC boost in cross-border probes to fight tax evasion

Thursday 6th February 2020

Here at 6CATS, we are keen observers of the steps countries are taking to co-operate against tax evasion. Through bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Union (EU), and the J5, co-operation between nations and regions can now be achieved much more efficiently. Recently, news has emerged that these cross-border efforts to… [continue reading]

How will AI advances in tax affect global recruitment firms?

Thursday 6th February 2020

Here at 6CATS, we observe the latest shifts in tax and compliance to assist recruitment firms when placing contractors abroad. One notable development that has been gathering pace is the rapid adoption of digital technology by tax authorities. According to KPMG, ‘robotics, automation and Artificial Intelligence will revolutionise the way tax technology operates.’ So, what… [continue reading]

What does Belgium’s aggressive tax approach mean for contractors?

Thursday 6th February 2020

Renowned for its beer, chocolate and waffles – Belgium also offers a lot to contractors looking to try their hand abroad. Not only is the country’s economy flourishing – but with staff shortages in the health, ICT and hospitality sectors, there are plenty of openings for contingent workers. In fact, a recent study by Manpower has revealed… [continue reading]

French tax blacklist grows to include BVI and Bahamas

Thursday 6th February 2020

France has a wealth of opportunities for contractors. With so many new businesses opening up in the country, some employers are warning that skilled workers have become increasingly hard to source. With skills shortages noted across a number of attractive sectors, such as IT and Finance, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking to try their… [continue reading]