Upping sticks and working-from-holiday: What are the remote work … – Stuff

Upping sticks and working-from-holiday: What are the remote work … – Stuff

 

Josh Martin is a London-based journalist who writes across business and travel topics.

If you combine the crashing thump back down to reality of a return to the office and a fledgling New Year’s resolution to make the most out of 2023, you might have been one of the many to be investigating “work-from-beach” mode.

This may be the last year that a sweet spot exists between reopened global travel and companies that will still offer generous flexible working policies before the slow and steady march back to the city centre offices begins.

Of course, should you be self-employed, with the right skills and set-up and a steady stream of clients, then the world continues to be your oyster and every beach lounger is a potential workspace. Here’s what you need to get a handle on before jetting off.

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Visas

I have an (OK, unproven) theory that many in digital nomad circles and sometime-remote workers enter their destinations, do work, send invoices, get paid, and travel throughout a country all within the 30, 60 or 90-day limit of a tourist visa before copying and pasting the same plan to a new destination, or simply back home again. It’s certainly a grey area if you were ever asked by somebody at the border exactly what the ratio of keyboard tapping to beach lounging may be.

However, the Covid era has led to a surge in the number of countries offering a working visa specific to digital nomads and remote workers to nearly 50, from Portugal to Namibia to Greece to Mexico, so it’s certainly an option worth investigating. Their benefits and requirements differ, but in general offer a compromise between shorter tourist visas where your access to public services may be limited, and a work permit but without the tax or local employer obligations of a work visa.

Oscar Gutierrez Zozulia

It would be a shame to travel and end up feeling like you’re in the same old rat race.

Taxes

I have another (OK, again unproven) theory that there is a growing cottage industry of digital nomads who are making some serious tax savings (read as: avoidance) by flitting between various jurisdictions and blurring the lines between where a client is based, a job is completed, a company is based and a worker is residing. It’s using the tricks of the super-rich, but on a backpacker budget. It may be legitimate, but it also highlights what a complex hornet’s nest of international tax law that digital nomads of “techspats” need to understand. And that’s even …….

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