From a UK tax standpoint, individuals may qualify for Seafarer’s Allowance against their income for tax purposes, if they are mariners and perform most of their employment duties onboard seagoing vessels, provided they meet the necessary criteria for the allowance. This includes seafarers working on vessels in the Oil and Gas industry, surveyors assisting in the surveys necessary for new windfarm projects, mariners maintaining established windfarms and cruise and cargo ship workers.
There are many requirements to qualify for Seafarer’s Allowance, including the type of vessels and the number of days in a period of claim. Meridian Taxation Services can guide you through these and make sure you meet the criteria for this important relief.
There are also other important aspects of working in the overseas industry, such as working in Norway, Denmark or Baltic waters. We have a great deal of experience dealing with such matters; including filing Norwegian tax returns and dealing with the implications of Danish Hydrocarbon tax.