Articles on: Employees & Contractors
This article is also available in:

How Do I Hire Employees & Contractors for My Company?

Are you thinking about hiring employees? That's great news for your growing business!

We know that hiring employees for an international business can be confusing. Don't worry. We're here to help! We've gathered the most common questions and answers to guide you through the process.

What should I consider when hiring professionals or freelancers?

If your employees are professionals or freelancers in their countries of residence, it can be a good option for your business.

In this case, they will issue invoices for their services rather than receive a salary. You can declare these invoices as expenses, making the money tax-free. Additionally, these professionals will contribute to their social security and pension in their respective countries.

It's essential to consider where your employees live and where they are tax residents.

Most countries determine tax residency based on the number of days an individual spends in the country each year.

It is advisable to verify their registration status. Still, your company should not encounter any issues if they are not correctly registered as self-employed, as it is their responsibility. On the other hand, they may face problems with local authorities if they are not registered.

What should I consider when hiring employees?

When you hire employees for your company, there are a few important things to remember.

Firstly, you will be responsible for paying full taxes on the employee's salary, which includes social benefits like medical care, unemployment benefits, and pension plans. This is beneficial as it ensures regular social security and pension fund contributions.

Secondly, you must also cover the employee's salary, corporation, and income tax.

Hiring international employees may seem complex, but it doesn't have to be. You can streamline employee management using Companio Work. We take care of registration, payroll processing, and compliance with local laws, making the process much easier for you.

What about people with geographical independence or digital nomads?

Their situation is unique if your employees, such as digital nomads, are geographically independent without tax residence. In this case, your company would pay them a contractor fee.

However, traveling or becoming a "digital nomad" will not modify their tax residence or prevent them from having to comply with the authorities of their country of residence.

Digital nomads must consult with a local tax advisor to ensure they have no obligations in their countries of origin or residence or must be registered as freelancers and comply with local tax authorities.

What should I do before hiring employees?

Before making any hiring decisions, it's important to take the time to evaluate your options and choose the approach that best suits your company's needs. Consider factors such as the type of employment (professionals, freelancers, or employees), their geographical location, and the associated tax implications.

Regardless of your choice, remember that Companio is here to assist you every step of the way. With Companio Work, we can help you with employee registration, payroll management, and compliance with relevant regulations. We strive to make registering, paying, and managing your employees' payroll seamless.

Updated on: 15/02/2024

Was this article helpful?

Share your feedback


Thank you!