[asterisk-dev] OT: Paying people in faraway (Western) places.

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Wed Jan 7 17:42:13 CST 2009

Yeah, so I definitely meant to send that to asterisk-biz.  I'm really sorry.

Alex Balashov wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have what must be an incredibly, astoundingly stupid question, but 
> I've never really dealt with it before and it's come up.
> For those of you based in the US, how do you pay employees outside the 
> country?  And, I do mean employees, not contractors, staffing firms, 
> body shops, consultants, or any of the stuff that comes with offshoring.
> In this case, the question is paying someone in Britain, so asking 
> people who have Third World offshoring experience might be a little 
> misplaced and that is why I am asking here instead.
> What's the best practice to pay a remote employee in the UK a paycheck? 
>  Paypal aside, how's it done?  I am assuming bank wire.  How does that 
> interact with withholding and taxes?  Obviously, I can't withhold UK 
> taxes for them and remand them to its government, so are they 
> responsible for doing it themselves like 1099ers in the US?  What do I 
> need to tell them?  Any non-obvious gotchas?
> Thanks!

Alex Balashov
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