Remote work for employees and professionals from Andorra
Remote work from Andorra has become popular due to the measures adopted worldwide to avoid contagion during the COVID19 pandemic. It is true that there are countries such as the United States, Japan or France where the practice of teleworking has been integrated into the work environment for some time. Even by contract, employees may have agreed that some days of the working day will be face-to-face and some others “virtually”.
As new technologies have advanced, remote work has become more and more like working from the same office. Therefore access to remote devices, data and even participation in company meetings are possible and secure, with a feeling very close to face-to-face.
What does remote work currently mean in Andorra?
The term ” remote work ” has become generalized both for employees who work from home or from another country and for professionals who develop their activity without the need to be near or even in the same country as their clients. As long as the business has the technology to deal with remote work, it doesn’t matter where they are. Companies who invest in solutions like suitable sd wan architecture and VPNs are able to utilize talent in countries. These are different situations, since in the case of an employee working from abroad, there are specific conditions related to tax residence, social security and legal and fiscal issues that the employer is responsible for and must review in detail. It is also essential to check if there is a Double Taxation Agreement in force between both countries to understand the responsibilities of each party involved. For this reason, the intervention of a labor and tax specialist will be necessary.
How is remote work for virtual workers in Andorra?
We have professionals who, due to the nature of their activity, can provide their services to their clients from Andorra without any inconvenience. They are usually related to online marketing, software engineering, CEO of digital companies, traders, youtubers, cryptocurrency investors, brokers, journalists, telemedicine, virtual university tutors, etc. There are countless professions and more and more are being added thanks to the advances in information technologies. For all of them, the most basic requirements to work is to have a computer and a good Internet connection.
Advantages of working from Andorra remotely
Andorra has a reliable and high quality telecommunications infrastructure, making remote work possible and secure. Internet coverage via fiber optics is complete throughout the country. There is also mobile coverage in practically the whole Principality. People who establish their fiscal residence in Andorra will benefit from the low taxation that the Principality offers. The IGI (Andorran VAT) is 4.5%, the maximum personal income tax withholding is 10% and the corporate tax is a flat 10% on profits generated. In general Andorra has lower taxes than many of the countries in Europe, highlighting the neighboring countries Spain and France.
How is the public health and quality of life in Andorra?
The public health system is among the best in Europe. According to the WHO, Andorra is ranked number 4 on efficiency in health care. In addition, life expectancy is over 82 years. Add to this the direct contact with the mountains and nature, the good air quality. There are countless personal benefits for people living in Andorra.
How are the communication routes in Andorra with Spain, France and the world?
The communication routes with the neighboring countries, Spain and France, are formed by a network of roads. Although Andorra does not have its own airport, the airports of Barcelona and Toulouse are approximately 3 hours away by car. Whether by car or plane, you can easily travel to the place you need from Andorra.
What languages are typically spoken in Andorra?
The foreign population residing in Andorra is headed by Spaniards, followed by Portuguese and French. This multiculturalism is present in the daily life and integrated in the Andorran society. In the public education system you can choose between Andorran, French or Spanish. There are also private schools whose main language is English. This provides integration facilities to foreigners that other countries do not have.
Requirements to fulfill in order to be a tax resident in Andorra
There are several types of residency and therefore we recommend to seek the services of a local consultancy such as Andorra Solutions to inform you of the most suitable option. Depending on your interest you can opt for passive residency in Andorra or active residency in Andorra.
Among the most important aspects for tax residency in Andorra are the following:
- Minimum time of stay in Andorra of 183 days per year.
- Locate your center of economic interest in Andorra.
- Keep your center of life interest in Andorra.
There are more conditions and requirements to be fulfilled in order to apply for residency in Andorra, for which we consider that the assistance of local specialists is essential.
What is the electronic certificate in Andorra and how do I apply for it?
Another improvement for people who do not want to waste time traveling and queuing is to have an electronic identification that will allow them to carry out procedures in a comfortable and non-face-to-face manner. If you cannot go out or are away on business, you can use this tool to identify yourself and authorize your transactions.
You can request your electronic certificate to carry out procedures related to the public administration and private entities in Andorra. With the electronic signature you will be able to carry out your procedures without moving, online, adjusting to your schedule and you will have a unique identification for both public administration and private entities.
The certificates in Andorra are individual, corporate and representative. To apply you will need to contact by telephone at 150 to arrange an appointment or contact by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other considerations to remote work – teleworking in Andorra
Currently, interesting communities are being created in Andorra related to digital professions such as youtubers and traders, encouraging networking among professionals with common interests. It is therefore not surprising that lately there is a greater displacement and establishment in Andorra of these professional profiles. Obviously they are also attracted by the advantages that Andorra offers them and that they do not have in their countries of origin. In any case, it is not possible to generalize and each change of residence must be treated separately, always complying with the laws of each country. In Andorra Solutions we are prepared to attend these requests and offer the necessary information and services so that the transition is correct and in accordance with the laws in force.