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If you’re reading this, then chances are you are currently hiring employees or looking to start your own business with employees as well. With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to discuss an often-overlooked aspect of paying employees: international pay practices. While these practices aren’t overly complicated, they are different depending on where your business is located and what currency you use to pay your employees.

So, if you’ve been trying to figure out how to set up payroll correctly, look no further than this guide on the easiest way to pay employees!

 

Register a local entity abroad

When it comes to hiring employees in different countries, one of the best options is to register a local entity abroad. This allows companies to create a branch or new company with minimal hassle, and can make payroll services much simpler. Deciding on the entity type is an important step; for example, registering a branch may require less paperwork, but may also limit what the branch can do. On the other hand, setting up a new company can provide more flexibility, but will typically require more paperwork.

Another thing to consider is the local regulations that may be in place. For example, in Portugal it is mandatory for companies to hire an accountant when they are setting up a corporate entity. This should be taken into account when planning ahead and considering the various costs associated with registering a local entity abroad.

Overall, registering a local entity abroad is often the best way to pay employees in different countries. The various costs and regulations should be taken into consideration beforehand, but it can ultimately save companies time and money in the long run. Here at RHJ Accountants we are able to help you with registering a local entity in the United Arab Emirates, Malta or Portugal.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and talk about how we can help you to get the process started!

 

Pay workers as independent contractors

Hiring employees as independent contractors is a great way to pay workers quickly and efficiently, without having to worry about complicated tax and insurance issues. This option can be especially attractive for businesses operating in countries where the regulations for hiring traditional employees can be more complex or expensive.

Working as an independent contractor provides workers with the flexibility to work wherever they choose, allowing them to take advantage of tax incentives in different countries or to move around the globe easily. Plus, the payment process is simple – they just send you an invoice and the payment process will be a simple bank transfer, or whatever you would prefer.

If you’re considering hiring workers as independent contractors, speak to our team so we can discuss the best tax efficient countries for your business. We’ll be able to provide advice on how to make sure you are compliant with any local laws and regulations and can help you find the most cost-effective solution for your business.

 

Set your employment budget

When it comes to setting your employment budget, it’s important to do your research. You need to make sure you are paying a fair wage and accounting for the necessary taxes and other fees. To help you with this process, we suggest strategic business planning that will give you a clear picture of your costs and allow you to make informed decisions.

Having a budget in place also gives you peace of mind. Knowing that all of your expenses are accounted for and allocated in an organised manner will provide a sense of security and prevent any financial surprises. Additionally, taking the time to figure out the right amount to pay your employees will ensure that everyone is happy and that you are providing them with a liveable wage.

By taking the time to plan and allocate money for payroll, you can confidently move forward with your hiring process and ensure that your employees receive the wages they deserve. Setting a budget will help you to stay on top of your finances, as well as support your employees in their job satisfaction.

 

Use the best payroll systems

When it comes to paying your employees, the process can be tricky and complicated depending on the country you are operating in. To ensure your payroll system is up to date and compliant with the relevant local regulations, you should consider using the best payroll systems available.

The type of payroll system you need to use depends on the country your business is located in. For example, in Portugal, you are required to hire a corporate accountant to manage your payroll system. However, this requirement might be different in other countries. Fortunately, we are international accountants and can provide payroll services in the UAE, Malta, Portugal, and the UK. Our expert team are experienced in local rules and regulations and can provide tailored services that suit your needs.

If you decide to use a specific payroll system, you should review it to make sure it meets all applicable laws. Some payroll systems may require special attention to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. As an international accountant, we can help you review the system and offer advice about compliance and cost-effectiveness.

Overall, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective payroll process for your business, you should consider the help of an international accountant, to be rest assured that your payroll system will meet all necessary regulations and requirements.

 

Stay compliant with local laws

Paying your employees the right amount and on time is an essential part of running a successful business. Not only is it important to make sure you are paying your employees fairly, but you also need to make sure you comply with local laws and regulations. As international accountants, we understand that different countries have different requirements when it comes to wages and taxes. That’s why it’s important to understand what local laws and regulations you need to adhere to before you start paying your employees.

In the UAE, for example, the Employment Law requires employers to provide basic entitlements such as vacation pay, health insurance, end-of-service benefits, and gratuity payments. Portugal has a number of different tax brackets, and employers must withhold the correct amount from employee’s wages. In Malta, social security contributions must be paid for each employee, and in the UK, income tax and National Insurance contributions must be taken into account.

At our firm, we have experience working with companies in all these countries and can help you stay compliant with local laws. We can provide advice on the best way to pay your employees according to the local regulations, and help you avoid any penalties or fines that could arise from non-compliance. So, if you’re looking for the easy way to pay your employees in any country, get in touch with us today!

 

How RHJ Accountants can help

We recognise more than ever that individuals and businesses from the UK and other countries may be globally mobile. We aim to make you aware of the tax-efficient opportunities, available tax relief and structure finances for life at home and abroad.

Our international team of specialists operate from offices in the UK and Portugal. We work together synergistically to provide tax efficient solutions to our clients to help them grow their business whilst keeping tax liabilities to a minimum.

Get in touch with us today to find out more, or to make use of our services.

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