Working with us, as we work for you

The decision as to which international umbrella company to work with can be a daunting one, as you are trusting them to provide you with a service that will take complete care of your income, tax and social premium deductions, keeping you compliant with whichever country you are working in, and as you will have gathered, international compliance is a very complicated area.

By working with us, International Umbrella, we work for you, taking all the risk out of working and contracting abroad, as we ensure you are internationally compliant.

For you, the contractor, we will sign an agreement with you as well as with your recruiter or end-client.  We will sign a business to business contract with the recruitment agency. All this will be done for you at the start.

You would be responsible for filling in your signed off timesheets and sending them to us, and possibly to an agency or the end client, who then authorises the timesheet and payment. 

The payment is then passed directly to us, or your recruitment agency, who then has the responsibility of promptly passing the payment across to us, responding to our invoice. On receipt of payment we will pay you the sum due on the same day.  

We will issue you with a payslip and payment after making all the mandatory deductions for tax and social contributions, ensuring compliance in your country of employment. We can deal with euros, dollars and sterling and send your earnings to your nominated bank account which can be held at any bank globally.  

You may have travel and accommodation expenses and other costs, some of which you can claim. We will advise you on what can be claimed for and will approve these on behalf of the revenue, using our dispensation. This means you will consequently pay less tax on your earnings.

It is up to you the contractor to keep all original receipts, and send photocopies with a claim form to us monthly throughout the year. In some countries this information will be offered to the local revenue in the annual declarations.  

The benefits to you

The aim at International Umbrella is to get you paid as soon as possible and to ensure accuracy of payment and paperwork.

We will comply with European law and employ contractors for the duration of their time with us issuing a European Employment contract at the onset of each contract, which you undertake with our support. 

If you are better off using a UK limited company then we will advise you of this. However knowledge of the relevant territories local revenue and social premium expectations of you must be sought, to make sure there is no risk to you of double taxation, or revenue enquiries, in the years ahead.

An umbrella company working with contractors who work internationally is essentially a knowledge service, as well as a comfort and support to you, as you work fairly independently for your own valued clients. 

We assure you that this knowledge enhances the services of the best recruiters, and ensures that all who venture outside the UK to work are kept aware, and up to date, as to the many changes in the regulations from country to country.

It is essential that your chosen international umbrella service offer to receive and read your contract before you sign it. We ask for this so we are able to check it for a variety of reasons and can advise on the final solution ensuring you will be paid properly. If this is not offered by the company then perhaps you should reconsider your choice.

Those service providers who do not do this for their clients run the risk of getting it wrong. Reading your contract and knowing you well helps us remain compliant, and acceptable to all the best in our Industry, and moreover to you and your most valuable end clients here and overseas.    

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"Keeping you compliant in whichever country you are working in"

Our Services

  • PAYE locally – including Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain and other countries – please enquire.

  • Delivering tax efficient solutions across Europe and Internationally from the dedicated UK office.

  • Best practice – we work transparently with no unexpected fees, false promises or unrealistic return on income rates.

The Complete International Umbrella Service

Taking the decision to work abroad can be a difficult one. Often it involves working away from family and friends in an environment that presents new challenges. Having the support of a respected umbrella company to take care of all your in-country tax and social premium deductions will ease these additional demands.

International Umbrella has over 23 years’ experience of contractor accountancy and international compliance solutions.  We have the required skills, knowledge and  experience, to provide the contractor, recruitment agency and end client, the complete international compliance service.

Contracting Resources

Useful information to help you when contracting abroad.