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Oil Prices And The Knock On Effect On Seafarer Jobs Binks Overseas

By |November 23rd, 2019|UK Tax|

As a seafarer, especially one who works in the gas and oil industry, there are many global factors that could have an effect on your job security. One of the main things that can have a negative effect on today’s seafarers is the price of oil. Whether the price of oil goes up, or it [...]

The Importance Of Seafarer Welfare

By |October 30th, 2019|Tax|

Working onboard a ship can be a challenging career at times. Much of it is very routine with every aspect of the job, and the day, being performed in the same place or station, aboard the same ship, for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. This makes seafarer welfare that much more important of a [...]

Guidance For First Time Seafarers

By |October 30th, 2019|Tax|

If you are new to the seafarer trade, or you are just getting back into it after many years off, there is a lot to know and even more to learn. For starters, being a seafarer is unlike any other job that you have ever had and it can be difficult physically, mentally and emotionally. [...]

Binks Overseas’ International Payroll Services In Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, France And Greece

By |October 19th, 2019|Denmark tax, France tax, Norway tax, UK Tax|

As any maritime company management team will tell you, one of the most important, and often stressful, aspects of their job is payroll. Most modern maritime companies employ crewmembers from all over the world and that can make payroll challenging, especially since different countries often gave very different tax requirements. For any business to operate [...]

Benefits of Outsourcing Your International Payroll Function

By |June 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|

UK businesses are prolific outsourcers with 63% claiming that they outsource their payroll function. If you are part of a large international company, it is fair to say that running payroll is probably seen as a burden. Taking into account the mountains of paperwork, the unrelenting pressure, and the risks involved, is it time to [...]

Why Seafarers Should File A Tax Return

By |April 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

While the actual deadline to file your tax returns is not until 31 Jan 2020, there are many advantages to filing early. In fact, seafarers can file their tax returns from 6 April 2019 which means they can also get any refunds they are due earlier as well. So, rather than waiting until last minute [...]

Seafarers Earnings Deduction: Your Questions Answered!

By |February 26th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Seafarers Earning Deductions, or SED for short, is UK tax legislation which allows individuals who work offshore to claim tax relief on earnings made outside of UK waters. Although it sounds straightforward, qualifying for SED depends on a multitude of factors, and working out how much you are due back can be challenging to those [...]

A Friendly, Personal, International Payroll Service

By |February 26th, 2019|Uncategorised|

If you have international payroll requirements across multiple jurisdictions you’ll be aware of the significant opportunities and challenges posed. Expanding businesses often start to struggle with payroll due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge in local markets. Operating an efficient payroll service overseas can become extremely complicated and time consuming due to the widespread [...]

Changes to the French Social Insurance system for seafarers – Latest update

By |June 15th, 2017|France tax|

Summary update On the 11th March 2017, the French government issued a decree that will affect all seafarers living and domiciled in France. From the 1st July 2017, any seafarer working on any vessel of any flag will be subject to compliance with the French Social Security System if they are either a French national [...]

Irish Budget 2017: Extension of seafarer’s tax allowance to fishing crew

By |October 15th, 2016|Irish tax|

The seafarers’ tax allowance has been extended to the fishing fleet as a result of a review of marine taxation, and will amount to a tax credit of €1,270 for workers on board fishing vessels. Up till now, only crew on merchant marine vessels could avail of a seafarers’ allowance of €6,350. The original seafarers’ [...]