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Seafarers Tax Service

If you work at sea on any commercial vessel, from a Cruise Ship to a Superyacht, then you will need to complete a Seafarers Self-Assessment in your home country. Our Seafarers Tax Service is designed to make your life easier!

For example, as a UK Citizen, resident or somebody with a UK National Insurance number, working outside the UK on a commercial vessel, you are required (by law) to submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return each year. HMRC ask you to declare any income while working on a Ship, Superyacht, Cruise Ship etc. 

Flying Fish help hundreds of customers each year stay on top of their tax returns.

Why should you use a Seafarer’s Tax specialist?

This busy life means that boring admin tasks, such as completing your tax return, often gets forgotten. It can also be a pretty daunting process, too!

Its obvious why crew just put tax returns to the bottom of the pile however, all seafarers must complete their tax return. Penalties for incorrectly completing the tax return, or not doing it at all, can be costly – which is where our Seafarers Tax Service is so popular!

There is some good news to this story!

For most Seafarers, you will spend a lot of time outside the UK, if that is the case, then you may fall under a specific tax scheme called the Seafarer’s Earning Deduction Scheme. If that is the case, you won’t pay any income tax on earnings onboard.

You will have to complete a Seafarers Self-Assessment Tax return to make sure you stay within the rules.

There is a simple three step process to completing your tax return.

1. Purchase our Tax Service

Purchase our tax service by clicking one of the buttons on this page. If you’re unsure please give us a call!

2. We’ll get in contact with you

We’ll get in touch with you with instructions and to gather all the information we need to make a start on your tax return.

3. We file your self assessment

When the time comes, we complete your tax return – and you can continue enjoying your Superyacht work stress-free.


No matter how complicated it gets, our Seafarer Tax Service is just £210