The question How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? was closed due to "Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies ... Questions seeking legal advice should be directed to legal professionals". I believe this is incorrect, as I've answered the question with relevant details from the standard UK tax guidelines.

It doesn't come under a legal issue, as this is more a tax question issue and can be understood by reading the UK tax guidelines, and it's not company specific policies as this is the same for any UK employee. This is a question that can and will affect many people across the UK and is not specific to just this user.

  • vtro.... need a couple more
    – Kilisi Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2020 at 14:06
  • Great answer on the relevant UK law but the Italian law is missing. As written I would close this as well since the interaction of UK and Italian law for this specific situation is quite likely to be too specific and difficulty to answer without extensive knowledge of both legal domains. Exhaustive answers are not impossible, but improbable. (Edit: maybe it's ok if it's just "how many days") The bigger point is that it probably doesn't need to cover both. I'd edit this to focus purely on the UK aspects of the law for those working outside the UK. OP can post about the Italian side if needed.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2020 at 15:15
  • VTRO as well, two more needed Commented Aug 17, 2020 at 16:37
  • @Lilienthal As someone who works with Italian companies and knows parts of their tax law, that's a whole different ball game that I'd never consider discussing. Even they don't know how it works half the time, so I agree it should stay UK centric
    – Draken
    Commented Aug 17, 2020 at 16:50
  • @Draken I've made that edit (but might need another pass by someone) and cast a 4th and binding reopen.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2020 at 21:34
  • "this is more a tax question issue" - is The Workplace the proper forum for asking international tax questions? It wouldn't seem to be. Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 10:28
  • @JoeStrazzere It is when it's employment tax, this is a tax levied depending on your employment status
    – Draken
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 10:49

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The post is now open again, and was also edited to better shape.

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