I'm a Dutch national and an international seafarer working offshore. Since I'm planning to emigrate shortly to Italy, I'm wondering what would be the best solution tax wise? Italy still maintains its 183 tax exemption rule for seafarers, which I'm aiming for. How would I be guaranteed of this? As for now I'm still working for a Dutch company, and certainly they will keep claiming my income tax I believe.
As the economic timing is not ideal, its not easy to find a fixed contract with a company and I'm considering registering as a freelancer.
Would it be possible to register as freelance i.e. Malta, Ireland or Cyprus? As I work on Cyprus flagged vessels and have a Cyprus license, would Cyprus registration be preferable? If registered as a freelance company in Cyprus, does Italy claim tax on my income as I am residence in Italy? If so and I'm 183 days out of the country or @ sea will Italy give me a guaranteed tax free income when I comply with the 183 day rule?
Tax Exemption Italian Residence
Seafarer Tax Examption