I work for a recruitment company who contracted 9 Uk citizens to work for a company in Germany. We made sure they abided by the 183 rule and as they were employed by us (UK company) we paid them in the UK and deducted PAYE and NI.
We have now been told by the German authroities the contractors should have paid tax in Germany due to them working for a German company. According to German law the compnay you work for is the actual place of work not who pays you?
We have had to pay the German tax, do you know if we can reclaim the UK tax from 2009? I have called the Revenue but no one could point me in the right direction of who to talk to.
I have very little knowledge of payroll outside the UK, any help appreciated.