Make your employer like remote working: residency

As an employee, you generally don’t have to worry about much when it comes to government paperwork and compliance filings. Maybe a few hours at tax time, but nothing compared to your employer.

For those of us who have never had a permanent home – renters, those of a vanning persuasion, ship mates – we have always been on the short end of the stick when it comes to interacting with institutions. The ever present “your address isn’t valid” fear. For those of you newly minted employed vagabonds: your address means quite a bit and that makes a world of difference to your employer.

You may receive notices from your employer like – “you may work internationally for up to one month” or “as long as you stay within your original employment state” – this is because permanently moving or working in different province, state, or country for an extended time is a big compliance headache for your employer. Don’t become a headache! You’ll get cut.

If an employer has a permanent employee in a region, the employer will have to create a local entity or utilize the services of an Employer of Record to be in compliance with government regulations because of you, the employee.

Our suggestion: use a virtual mailbox service to make things easy for your employer by maintaining an address in your original employment location. Services like Anytime Mailbox, iPostal1, USPS PO Boxes with informed delivery + real street address – can be used depending on how you plan to remote work. Just be sure that your final address isn’t flagged as a Commercial Mailing Receiving Agency using the USPS’s address lookup tool if using a US address.

Need help maintaining an address for employer record keeping or residency purposes? Contact Vraid Systems Limited for help being an employed vagabond.