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Old 10th Sep 2021, 18:42
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But then you can claim those taxes back, unfortunately only by middle of next year - hurts if you have no savings, but in the long term it doesn't matter.
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Old 10th Sep 2021, 19:24
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Is that on an Italian contract with social security and TFR paid on top of it?
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 07:47
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That is correct.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 11:33
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The Italian contracts are still terrible. But like someone said, you get your taxes back under certain circumstances.
But paying taxes on their international flights is surely a hefty pound of flesh !
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 11:45
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If you are italian resident, with family and center of interests in italy, sure. But most of the foreign pilots did not bring the family over as far as I can see, meaning that under most legislations you are still eligible to pay taxes in your own country of residence, at least the difference between what you would have paid there and what italy has taken from your payslip.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 14:30
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It depends. I broadly agree with you, but there are instances where a pilot is based (at least according to their contract) in one country, but due to the particularities of airline schedules and aircraft movements, spends very little time indeed at their “base”.

Over the course of a year I can count on a single hand the number of times I’ve flown to and from my base as opposed to starting and ending my duty in other countries. Commuting is very easy from my airport (a major European hub) and therefore I don’t live in the same country I am based in.

I pay social security in the country I am based in as their law requires, but the law of the country I commute from and live in states I must pay my taxes there - luckily they have an agreement with the country I’m based in, so it’s all legal and quite straightforward. But I had to check with a lawyer, and I would suggest anyone working for Wizzair etc. spend the money to ensure they don’t get caught out with taxes and social security....even on the allegedly low salaries that some LCCs seem to pay, it is money very well spent...
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 15:02
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I suggest you also check the Double Tax Treaty between the two countries involved in your case. Our particular case is usually addressed in article 15 of these standard EU treaties.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 15:41
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Only CONFAIR contracts available and random roster in non popular bases. 4000 net a FO? no my friend came on, even on prepandemic

for me the main problem is that they do not have enough pilots to guarantee a stable roster. And the commuting to home from Eastern Europe countries (some of them) are really difficult with tickets very expensive.
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 07:54
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Not true. Local contracts on the table also.
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 10:52
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If you have a confair contract, in which country do you have to pay the social security?
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 11:02
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In my experience 99% of Wizzair pilots on a Confair contract do not pay social security at all, as it is not taken from their payslip and feel like it is beneath them to pay
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 16:02
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Normally it's because they are paying for full private health insurance instead. or its because the salary is so low that they can't afford to pay full social security... at least during covid
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 16:49
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If you are on the CONFAIR contract and not the local contract, is it the law to pay social security or are you allowed to take private healthcare and pension?
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 17:52
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You should pay social security, should being the key word. If they want the private stuff, that has to be on top of the state one
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 18:21
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Giuff

last pilots rejoin WIZZ were not even offered the option of local contracts. Just CONFAIR.

so yes is true
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 18:26
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If you are Wizz then you have other infos that i do not have. I am Wizz, and i do have a local contract.
For truth sake and thats it. Rumours are fine, but good information is always a priority during these hard times. Take it as it is. Clarity comes first.

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Old 13th Sep 2021, 20:36
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when you join WIZZ? Pre or after pandemic. Tell me
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 06:43
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It does not matter. Truth is that local contracts are offered, along with others. Now, not months ago.
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 11:29
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local contract is only offered in Tirana, Skopje, UK and Italy. ALL the other bases are CONFAIR contract.

that’s the true, tell me I’m not telling true.

and now tell me if a new pilot is going to get a base in Italy at the beginning, for example.
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 11:51
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Based on what? I was offered both local and confair contract just yesterday. KIV base
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