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Unsure about compliance implications of employees working abroad?

In partnership with some compliance and social security experts, we have the answers to all challenges you can find associated with compliance and taxes: Income tax status, social security, permanent establishment, pension, insurance, and so on.

Work set-up’s have never been that complex

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought a lot of change to work set-up's and employer-employee relationships. More and more people are living and working abroad, temporarily or permanently. Do you feel overwhelmed by possible tax and legal implications? Don’t be! Together with our partners, we help you to stay on top of things, independent of the complexity of your cases.

No cases are too complex with Localyze!

Browse through some common cases below and find out what to keep in mind.

Case #1: Third-country national temporarily working remotely from India

DreamJob Inc has found their perfect match: Aarav, a backend developer currently living in Mumbai. He is very keen to come to Berlin and work for the company. Contracts are signed, flights are booked. Then Covid-19 happens. The German embassy is closed and Aarav can no longer get his visa. When the work contract starts, DreamJob Inc decides to just let Aarav work remotely from Mumbai until the embassy reopens.

  • Did you know there is a risk by letting an employee work from another country as DreamJob Inc might establish a PE (permanent establishment) in India, resulting in having to pay taxes there?

  • Where is the new employee due to pay his income taxes?

  • And where will the social security fee’s have to be paid?

Case #2: EU-national permanently working in another EU-country

Due to Covid-19, all employees of DreamJob Inc currently work from home. Sarah, one of their employees, has always wanted to live by the sea and moves to Greece. At first she plans to stay there temporarily, but she just likes it so much that she decides to stay for good. DreamJob Inc really wants to keep working with her as she is one of their most valuable employees.

  • Did you know that it makes a big difference whether employees work remotely from another country permanently vs. temporarily?

  • Did you know that as a EU citizen you have the freedom of movement but there are implications on taxes, social security, etc. depending on your residency in one country. The 183-day rule is used by most countries to determine if someone should be considered a resident for tax purposes.

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Cases concerning relocation or immigration?

We also cover those. Explore our relocation and immigration sections and see how we can help you to enable your international team.