A Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) is an agreement between two countries. It prevents you from paying tax twice on the same income. If both countries have a Double Taxation Agreement, you don’t pay additional tax on the same income, but you may still have to file a tax return in both countries. Some examples of jobs roles that may need to be aware of Double Taxation Agreement laws include cruise ship workers, freelance consultants who work abroad as part of their role, or diplomatic or embassy workers. Here’s a list of current double taxation agreements between the UK and other countries.
Not at present – if you are working abroad then you need to ensure you understand your tax obligations in full to avoid non-payment and potential fines. You can usually find out about tax obligations via the national government websites, for their equivalent of HMRC.
In the UK, you must keep your tax records for at least six years from the end of the relevant tax year. Accounting software can help you to digitally store your records without taking up space in your office!