Hello everyone - how many of you:
- retired to PT?
- work a job at a PT company?
- work at a job in a US company remotely while living in PT? or
- work your own business while living in PT?
My husband and I would like to work for US companies remotely while living in PT. We have heard you can do this. I'm wondering how difficult it is to make this happen. Have any of you done it? Was there push-back from your job? Did your company have to do anything special for you to move to PT?
I'm thinking everything would stay the same except my address. Wouldn't I just keep doing what I'm going for them, they put my income in my US bank account, I pay US taxes and I wire money I want to spend to my PT bank account?
I think I would not have to pay PT taxes on US income right? I would only need to pay PT taxes on PT income (and maybe also pay US taxes on PT income?)
I'm mainly trying to decide how likely it is that I can move my current job to PT. I already work remotely from home, completely autonomous. We have a virtual meeting about once a month. I haven't seen my coworkers in person for 8 months. Everyone seems fine with this.
I have worked for this company for 6 years, I have learned and grown and proven myself. I have become a pretty indispensable part of the team.
The only difficulty would be the time difference. It's 5 hours later in PT than it is here. But that's workable because I barely have to take calls. Most of the time I'm calling people back on my own time. Ex. if my coworkers start work at 8am here, it would be 1pm my time and I'd have plenty of time to address anything I needed to address with them, make calls, etc. before the end of my work day which could be 5 or 6pm.
I feel like moving my job to PT would be easier than getting a job at a PT company (at least at first) and I don't want to run my own business or retire.
What do y'all think? 😀