Being a digital nomad not as a freelancer? What happens with Taxes?

Lisbon out the window of a coffee shop

Following my new years resolution around being a digital nomad in Lisbon.

I really need to understand the tax side of a digital nomad from the business point of view as an employee of a large company not a freelancer. With this knowledge I can build the solid business case for being a digital nomad for a year.
The problem currently is most of the digital nomad community are freelancers, where everything is clearer. If anyone can help with this I need to find them and part of that is really getting deep into the nomad

I have joined a few different digital nomad communities asking questions. The main one is this…

From my understanding of the digital nomad visas, I will pay taxes and national insurance on my salary as usual. This would be done in UK as usual. Then I pay any taxes in Portugal on things I buy or consume. For the company I work for there is no extra charges or costs? As far as they are concerned nothing changes?

Everyone I have asked this question of, has said yes but they are not sure because they are freelancers. Digital nomad visas are not exclusively freelancers but because its so new, I’m not finding anyone who on a similar journey who works for a company in the UK.

If you can help with this question… please get in touch!

Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.

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