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Old Feb 16th 2023, 1:28 pm
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Hi, I'm a British citizen with a peminant citizenship in the Philippines. I work for a US company that is also based in the USA. I am paid through PayPal. I'm currently not paying taxes here and am unsure of what the law is I vagugley have a feeling I read something that makes me void from taxes but I'm not sure if this was only for visitors to the Philippines not peminant citizens. My reason is I want to open bank accounts and get credit cards ect... Any information would be much appreciated thanks
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[1] Are you on the payroll in the US? [2] Which state? .... [3] Is your employer deducting taxes and social security contributions (UK-speak: NI contributions)?. Or [4] are you actually a contractor being paid gross?
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Old Feb 16th 2023, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
[1] Are you on the payroll in the US? [2] Which state? .... [3] Is your employer deducting taxes and social security contributions (UK-speak: NI contributions)?. Or [4] are you actually a contractor being paid gross?

If you look at the OP's earlier posts he has a somewhat unusual work history in the Philippines......
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Old Feb 17th 2023, 1:16 am
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[1] Are you on the payroll in the US? [2] Which state? .... [3] Is your employer deducting taxes and social security contributions (UK-speak: NI contributions)?. Or [4] are you actually a contractor being paid gross?
Ive messaged and asked the boss just waiting for his reply but im pretty sure im just getting paid gross
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Originally Posted by javsezlol
Ive messaged and asked the boss just waiting for his reply but im pretty sure im just getting paid gross
That would make the most sense, but are you not getting pay slips or some sort of statement to show what you're being paid, and paid for (hours, time period, or other measure of work done)?

Assuming that you are being paid gross, you need to register locally as self employed and pay the local income tax and social charges (NI equiv). Actually, you almost certainly need to this anyway.

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl
If you look at the OP's earlier posts he has a somewhat unusual work history in the Philippines......
Thx, I'll take a look.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
That would make the most sense, but are you not getting pay slips or some sort of statement to show what you're being paid, and paid for (hours, time period, or other measure of work done)?

Assuming that you are being paid gross, you need to register locally as self employed and pay the local income tax and social charges (NI equiv). Actually, you almost certainly need to this anyway.


Thx, I'll take a look.
I've only recently become a resident previous to that I didn't need to pay taxes. There aren't really pay slips I just get weekly at a set rate (fluctuates due to exchange rate) but usually between 32,000-36,000 peso weekly
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Originally Posted by javsezlol
I've only recently become a resident previous to that I didn't need to pay taxes. There aren't really pay slips I just get weekly at a set rate (fluctuates due to exchange rate) but usually between 32,000-36,000 peso weekly
You need to pay taxes somewhere, you cannot legally become a digital nomad and avoid paying taxes entirely, at least not while physically present in a country or its territorial waters.

Notwithstanding you not being a permanent resident and not being "required" to pay taxes, unless you were taxable and paying taxes somewhere else (perhaps the UK, if you only left the same tax year), it is highly likely that if you were "physically present" and "performing work for pay", that you should have been paying taxes in the Philippines.
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foreigners in the philippines only pay tax on income and capital gains arising in the Philippines. some jurisdictions will tax you if your incomes and gains are arising in their jurisdictions. Some do not if your income and gains are paid from an offshore entity. i do not pay income or capital taxes in the philippines or the source country as i am not a resident there for tax purposes. 100% lawful and legal
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Originally Posted by mikemike
foreigners in the philippines only pay tax on income and capital gains arising in the Philippines. some jurisdictions will tax you if your incomes and gains are arising in their jurisdictions. Some do not if your income and gains are paid from an offshore entity. i do not pay income or capital taxes in the philippines or the source country as i am not a resident there for tax purposes. 100% lawful and legal
I totally understand and agree, but you are still tax-resident somewhere, not entirely under the radar.

I suspect that Javsezlol is (still) tax resident in the UK (or wherever he last worked prior to relocating to the Philippines), but he just doesn't realize it.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I totally understand and agree, but you are still tax-resident somewhere, not entirely under the radar.

I suspect that Javsezlol is (still) tax resident in the UK (or wherever he last worked prior to relocating to the Philippines), but he just doesn't realize it.

No I do realize that, I was wondering about paying it here. That's my main concern as I've just become a resident here. So I'll be applying to pay here just wasn't sure if it had to be paid here or the US side but I've since found the information I was looking for
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I totally understand and agree, but you are still tax-resident somewhere, not entirely under the radar.

I suspect that Javsezlol is (still) tax resident in the UK (or wherever he last worked prior to relocating to the Philippines), but he just doesn't realize it.
I am not a tax resident of the Uk I am a tax resident of the philippines exempt from local tax as income and cgt is not applied to overseas earnings and gains
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