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I will soon start a job which will involve a lot of overseas

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Hi, I will soon start a job which will involve a lot of overseas travel and I have read about OSRs. Could you confirm if every company can use OSRs please? I have been informed by my employer that regardless of the country, I can only be paid £35 per day due to HMRC restrictions and that I must pay Tax / NI on any expenditure above £35. Would you be able to advise please?
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Customer: Not at the moment, thank you, Pearl
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I am one of the experts on Just Answer and pleased to be able to help you with your question.

What do you mean by OSRs?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for your response. Sorry, I should have written Overseas Scale Rates.
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 7 months ago.

Well just out of interest I have had a look at Thailand, my wife is Thai. You would be had pressed to manage on 4000 baht a day!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Great, thanks, ***** ***** you confirm if my company has to allow me to use the Overseas Scale Rates please?
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 7 months ago.

They don't have to, but would be ill advised not to accept the guidance.