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    Quote Originally Posted by Inq View Post
    According to them, I will be taking home between 85% and 88% of my gross income. This is too much I guess.
    They told me that I will be doing another contract in Hungary to declare a lower gross income to the local authorities, so that the taxes will be lower there.

    By contacting a local accountant in Hungary, do you think they could do the same as umbrella does? Issue invoices to the agency and take care of my timesheets?
    There is something definitely not right here. You will be paying them 5% of the contract value which means that your tax rate will be between 7% and 10% whereas it seems that personal tax in Hungary is a flat rate of 16%. It also seems that the 'employer' which presumably will be the umbrella company is obliged to pay 27% healthcare insurance contributions National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary - Short summary on the taxation of individuals. I've also read that you need a permit or visa to work in Hungary - this again will need to be sponsored by the umbrella company, your employer

    I'm afraid I don't know if they have umbrella companies in Hungary and certainly wouldn't be able to recommend one but I really do think you need to find out a bit more about their tax system and working arrangements before undertaking this contract
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    This smells like one of the split income schemes. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual company is domiciled in Belize or Panama etc.. In other words completely untouchable if anything goes wrong.

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    I think I am going to contact some local Hungary accountants to have some opinions.
    About this umbrella company I probably will refuse to sign the indemnity letter.

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    I think that is sensible. They will likely be able to recommend a payroll provider locally or may even run a payroll themselves in Hungary.

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    I talked today with the agency and they told me that this umbrella has many contractors onsite in many countries with the same conditions. I have to decide until Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inq View Post
    I talked today with the agency and they told me that this umbrella has many contractors onsite in many countries with the same conditions. I have to decide until Friday.
    Agents are salesman so they will say anything to get a sale as there is no comeback to them.

    Ask them to put it in writing that they know the umbrella company is not a scheme and complies with all the relevant tax and social security legislation in your home country and the country you are working in. (The latter is because of dual tax agreements if you don't spend an entire tax year in Hungary.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Agents are salesman so they will say anything to get a sale as there is no comeback to them.

    Ask them to put it in writing that they know the umbrella company is not a scheme and complies with all the relevant tax and social security legislation in your home country and the country you are working in. (The latter is because of dual tax agreements if you don't spend an entire tax year in Hungary.)
    I'd suggest giving the agency a call and asking them for recommendations. If this really is with the Agency you claim they do not have any loyalty to any payroll or management company and will always try and find you the best solution within the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagull1964 View Post
    I'd suggest giving the agency a call and asking them for recommendations. If this really is with the Agency you claim they do not have any loyalty to any payroll or management company and will always try and find you the best solution within the law.
    As far as I can see, the OP hasn't mentioned which agency he's with
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