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Overseas Employment Taxes

The breadth and depth of knowledge within our experienced team and global network of contacts allows us to provide valuable advice and services to deal with your overseas employment tax and social security issues. 

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KEEP CONTROL OF YOUR KEY FUNCTIONS, GLOBALLY

International businesses are increasingly reaping the benefits of global mobility, hiring talented people working in overseas markets and relocating or assigning key UK employees to foreign territories. Many of these organisations are also outsourcing and offshoring their core payroll, HR and finance functions.  

Whilst there are many advantages to this outsourcing, it can also make it complex and time-consuming to ensure you comply with employment taxes globally. We recognise and resolve these issues, by bringing together a globally coordinated network of specialists and market leading technology, to help you effectively manage international employment taxes in all jurisdictions. All coordinated by AAB, and with us as your single point of contact. 

RECOGNISING & RESOLVING THE ISSUES

Moving your core employment and payroll functions to a globally centralised and lower cost environment has obvious attractions, but can also present some significant drawbacks: 

  • Complex processes are often overly simplified in a shared service centre environment, leading to compliance exposures and risk. 
  • Outsourcing and globalising local country processes (such as overseas payroll) can lead to a gap in the skills and knowledge needed to manage off-cycle and non-standard items locally, to identify and escalate potential risk issues and to manage the impact of business change. 
  • Geographical separation from the core business can mean the compliance processing function is disconnected from the business, and consequently oversight and visibility are lost. 

Our overseas employment tax service helps eliminate these risks whilst still providing a cost-efficient response. 

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE ACCESSED GLOBALLY

Through our UK-based employment and tax experts and their affiliate counterparts in key locations around the world, we provide a joined-up, easily accessed service: 

This includes: 

  • Global employment tax compliance and advice.  
  • Local knowledge, globally, from our worldwide affiliate network to support tax compliance in overseas locations.  
  • Advice on HMRC administrative concessions to mitigate double taxation and aid cash flow. 
  • Tax policy preparation for expatriate employee populations. 
  • Implementation of expatriate tax processes and procedures. 
  • Net of tax credit schemes. 
  • Hypothetical tax calculations and reconciliations. 
  • Modified PAYE/NIC. 
  • Employment tax planning. 
  • Interaction with expatriate tax compliance requirements. 

KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH

A major challenge with offshoring your global employment and tax compliance functions is the risk of disconnect between your UK HQ and your remote service operations. You don’t need to know the daily minutiae, but you do need to understand how major legislative changes will impact you – with advice on how to address them. 

In practice, this means we will: 

  • Monitor any changes in relevant employment legislation where you operate. 
  • Explain how these changes affect compliance. 
  • Deal with any queries raised by overseas tax authorities.  
  • Fully manage specific projects relating to legislation changes or case law outcomes. 
  • Collaborate with our Payroll and UK Employment Tax teams to address complex issues and create the right strategies for you.  
  • Support you in new locations and provide practical advice to help you set up more quickly and confidently. 

THINKING ALIKE

By choosing us to help manage your overseas employment taxes, you’ll have the reassurance of working with a company that understands your operations and expectations. We integrate with your business culture to make communication straightforward and simpler – in a way that most offshoring service companies can never deliver. We also work around the multiple time zones covered by your global operations, to deliver answers when you want them, in person if you wish. 

Our team uses technology to speed up and simplify the exchange of critical information and provide the clarity and efficiency you seek. Above all, we’ll be consistently effective, handling your global responsibilities with a professional and personable approach. 

  • AAB have helped a lot with us getting our accounts on track and helping our new accounts team. Anytime we need help or are querying something they are on the other side of the phone or are able to come in to the office to help us.

    Asley Henderson, JD Neuhaus

  • The secondment support provided by AAB helped us streamline our accounting processes and enabled us to produce automated management reports from our accounting software. We have seen real benefits in the quality and timeliness of our information.

    Charlie Parker, John Lawrie Group

  • I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending AAB to anyone else who, like us, may be struggling to get the expert advice required, especially when it involves coming back to the UK and managing tax aspects on overseas income and assets.

    John Bannerman

  • AAB help to relieve the burden of tax compliance and can be relied upon to deliver a high quality computation in an efficient manner. They can always be relied on to keep us up to date with changes in the legislation that will affect us.

    Mike Leahy, Scientific Drilling International

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