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A U.S. Company wants to employ a man living in the U.K. to

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A U.S. Company wants to employ a man living in the U.K. to represent them in the U.K. They want to pay all UK taxes due.

What would I need to do as a bookkeeper doing payroll?

Also do they need to comply with H&S, Holiday and other British regulations?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: UK Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 9 months ago.

Hi

 

Thanks for your question


We can advise on the tax side of matters, but the rest falls under employment law so is not with accountancy/HMRC remit. Would you still like to proceed?

 

Thanks

 

Sam

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Hi Sam


 


Yes I would still like to proceed.


 


Veronica

Expert:  Sam replied 9 months ago.

Hi Veronica

 

Thanks for the response

 

You will need to contact HMRC Employers team to set up a direct payment scheme, which will allow this individuals salary to be paid through PAYE (also now RTI - Real Time information) so the tax and National Insurance are deducted appropriately.

 

The contact details are

 

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/payerti/getting-started/register.htm

 

And the employers name and address will be the same as the employee himself, as in essence he becomes a branch within the UK for the USA company.

Then you just operate PAYE as normal, and as a UK individual they certainly would have to meet UK employment law requirements

 

I have also added a link for the holiday pay position

Holiday entitlement https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/entitlement

 

But as for the rest, there is an employment law forum within Just Answer, so do post a further question there and they will be able to assist you.

 

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