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Jobs in Iceland
Iceland has a growing industry for Data centres due to the low cost of renewable energy and its safe environment. A very niche high tech platform for gaming app developments for the Nordic regions. IT workers who want the calmness and coolness enjoy this location.Main sectors in Iceland are production industries such as agriculture and fishing, miscellaneous industries and services such as travel, financial and health services.
Languages: Icelandic, however most of the population speaks very good English.
Reasons to move to Iceland
The process of applying for a Residence card:
Non EEA/EU Residents
For residents of Non EEA/EU countries a valid pass is required for the duration of your stay. For information on passport and visa requirements, as well as the Schengen area regulations, visit the website: Link.
Everyone who works in Iceland must pay taxes. Taxes of wages of individuals are divided into Income tax to the state and Local tax for municipalities. Income tax is divided into steps and the tax percentage is dependent on the wages of the worker. You can calculate your withholding tax based on your wage on the National Director of Taxation website www.rsk.is. A company takes the withholding tax from the employee's wages but the employee is entitled to a fixed tax rebate (personal rebate) each month. An employer cannot use the personal rebate granted by the tax card unless he has the tax card. More Information: Link.
Tax cards are issued by the tax authorities in Iceland. A citizen of an EEA state who moves his legal residence to Iceland receives a tax card when his legal residence is registered with the Icelandic National Registry. Paid taxes are stated on the pay slip. Please, make sure to keep the payslips safe, so you can prove that taxes have been paid.
Each employee who pays taxes in Iceland must submit a tax return every year, usually in March. On the tax return you show total wages received of the previous year, along with debts and assets. The tax return form should be submitted online – www.skattur.is. You can find a Tax form on the website of the National Director of Taxation in different languages - link.
While you are looking for permanent housing you can live in a temporary accommodation, such as guesthouse or hostel:
*Note that all the websites are in Icelandic.
Things to Do: Visit Iceland,
Practical Information: Discover Iceland.