I'm planning to leave the UK for around 12 months and work freelance in a non-EU country. I know there are many things I need to get right in terms of registration and financial declarations, tax status, residency status, which countries I need to register as a business in, which countries I need to declare what types of income in, which countries I can/should have registered addresses in, how much I need to record and disclose to tax officials in each country about how much time I spend in each country, etc etc.
What is the name of the type of professional specialist I should seek advice from?
- I've already spoken to a financial advisor, and he was helpful but somewhat out of his depth with the international angle.
- It seems similarly outside the expertise of a typical accountant or business advisor
- I don't think an international tax advisor is right either (I'm not trying to avoid or minimise tax, just make sure I do everything properly and can explain to clients clearly what my status is)
- If it's a lawyer I need, I don't know what type or specialisation.
Update: following a comments discussion with DumbCoder below, I've looked into accountancy firms who advertise themselves as being "accountants for freelancers" and "accountants for contractors" and there do seem to be several; I've found one firm who seem to know enough about working overseas to have written advice documents on it. This seems like one good approach.