Seatax was started when it was realised that, since the introduction of the 1977 Finance Act, the tax position of British Merchant Seamen became somewhat more complicated. Because of the nature of the tax laws, as they apply to Seafarers, extra allowances are earned for the fact of having to work outside the UK.
It is now a fact that the majority of British seamen are paid gross remuneration, which places the responsibility firmly on the individual to liaise with the Inland Revenue to ensure their tax affairs are in good order.
Every seaman in this type of employment comes under Self Assessment and must register with the Inland Revenue to receive a Self Assessment form. Simply ignoring the Revenue can lead to serious problems in the future. Seatax are the leading UK service for British Merchant Seamen, and because we specialise in dealing only with income tax problems we believe we can offer you a first class service based on our knowledge and experience.