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Is it legal for boss to "take" my tax savings
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Soooannoyed · 26/09/2019 17:22

I work for an international organisation and am negotiating a raise. My boss finds that my new wage should be less than promised due to the fact that I have just become tax free. In other words. I will sort of end up paying the tax to my company instead. Is that legal? While I applied to become tax free boss kept saying "it is a private matter" and refused to help in any way. And now suddenly the money I save on tax should benefit the company instead of me.

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23Squared · 26/09/2019 17:53

How can you become tax free unless you are under the threshold?

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Countrylifeornot · 26/09/2019 18:01

You need to negotiate a gross pay rate, your tax is your own affair. The company shouldn't benefit from your tax free status.

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Judashascomeintosomemoney · 26/09/2019 18:04

How can you become tax free unless you are under the threshold?
If you’re out of the country for the requisite number of days to not qualify for income tax presumably

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Judashascomeintosomemoney · 26/09/2019 18:04

So basically, they’re giving you a pay cut then OP?

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Ghostontoast · 26/09/2019 20:19

Oil and gas major by any chance?

Presumably you still need to pay tax in the country you’re now resident in.

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Soooannoyed · 27/09/2019 19:13

I am tax free because I work for one of the international organisations whose employees are tax free, when they are stationed abroad. However, they weren't sure, at first that I qualified too, so I had to do all the leg work myself. My boss is a bit pissed that I became tax free as she likes there to be a distinction of rank and I might get uppity now I have equal rights.

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scaryteacher · 10/10/2019 17:19

Surely if you work for such an international organisation, there are pay scales that have to be adhered to? There definitely are at the one dh works for.

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daisychain01 · 11/10/2019 08:09

www.gov.uk/national-insurance-if-you-go-abroad

If you're normally U.K. based it's worth checking your situation regarding keeping up NI payments while you're working abroad. Some counties have a bi-lateral/reciprocal arrangement. The above gov website is useful.

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BramblyHedge · 11/10/2019 08:11

It could be an international organisation in this country like the weather one near Reading. That is tax free I think (ecmwf).

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Soooannoyed · 14/10/2019 11:15

@scaryteacher you should think they had to adhere to the pay scale, but for some reason my manager has been allowed to run our department as a small private business, making up her own rules as she goes.

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scaryteacher · 14/10/2019 11:19

Go and see HR and the pay department - there should be someone who knows their stuff and can set you right. The ones at the ITO dh works for are very good..

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