Global taxation issues
Our tax guide for freelance contractors working internationally
If you are an EU national looking to contract outside EU, or a non-EU national looking to contract inside EU, you will almost certainly require a work permit.
Work permits normally have to be applied for by the individual, and it can be a lengthy process. Once a work permit has been secured and you can enter the country and start working, you will require the means to remit both tax and social security due in your country of work.
As well as remitting tax in your country of work, you will need to be aware of the implications of remaining tax resident in your home country - for example, if you take a contract in a country where there is zero income tax yet remain tax resident in your home country, you will pay tax on your contract income in your home country.
We have specific experience of many non-EU regimes, and we currently have a number of free tax guides published: