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How worthwhile is contractor insurance (esp. in Canada)?

I have an employer here in Canada wanting me to do a gig as an independent contractor, and start asap. Front-End web, fairly straightforward project. At the same time, they and/or the recruiter are ...
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Information for Statement of Earnings

In Ontario, Canada, what information must be on a Statement of Earnings? I work as an independent contractor for a company, and thus receive money weekly as well as don't sell goods. I know that the ...
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How do I calculate NET amount after taxes for the contract job taken in Toronto in year of 2016?

How do I calculate NET amount after taxes for the contract job taken in Toronto in year of 2016? Let's say, for example, I did my job for 50 CAD/hour before any taxes. I am residing in Toronto since ...
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Do individuals hiring a US freelancer have to send a 1099? [duplicate]

I was hired to do work for a Canadian author recently. I will be making over the $600 minimum to require a 1099. Since this client does not own a business is he required to send me a 1099 at the ...
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Working while traveling out of country

I am a Canadian resident and citizen. I am planning to take a 4-6 month trip to the USA. The REASON for my visit is pleasure, but I still intend to work on my existing freelance projects, and other ...
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Can I work as a web developer in Canada without a degree from college/university?

Few months ago I was participating in the IEC (International Experience Canada) contest in the category of WH (Working Holiday). I got the opportunity to visit Canada at the end. However, the contest ...
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Can a Canadian contractor work for a UK based company? Tips / input are welcome

I'm looking into a contract in IT (specifically software development), and the work would be done out of my home in Canada for a company based in the UK. My questions are: Is this arrangement ...
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Yet another question on potentially being sued

[In canada] A small company recently asked me over email if I could do some work related wordpress blog posting for one of their clients. I never signed anything, just said it would be about $200. We ...
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How to treat commissions paid to a Canadian freelancing website when tracking income?

A portion of my income, in Canada, is derived from contracts through the freelancing website oDesk. For their trouble, oDesk skims 10% off the top of what the end client is charged and forwards the ...
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Taxation and salary for a sole proprietorship in Canada

I've started a business doing IT consulting, and I am the sole proprietor of that business. I charge HST for each invoice. I went to an accountancy to calculate my business tax for the past month. ...
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At what point are contracts necessary?

My main source of income for day-to-day operations include just simply fixing computers or doing upgrades, which usually bill the client less then $200 when all is said and done. For this small of a ...
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Running payroll for self - Provincially Incorporated in Canada

I have recently incorporated (provincially) and providing IT services as an employee of my incorporation. Its been couple of months and I need to run payroll for myself. Am not sure where/how to start....
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As an Independent Contractor, do I need to collect tax on the first $30,000?

In Canada, you need to collect tax if you make MORE than $30,000 in a year. However, what about the first $30,000 while you are under? I already have a tax number, and I will be starting my first ...
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In Canada, how should I determine to be a different company entity?

Reading though the Wikipedia article on Types of Business Entities in Canada, I can see how some Freelancers would fit in different parts of the list: Rather, Canadian businesses are generally formed ...
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What taxes does a Canadian freelancer charge to other countries?

I am a resident of British Columbia Canada and have been asked by a business in Sweden to do contract work as a web developer. What taxes would I have to pay/charge?
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Contractor going Full time - what do I do with my incorporation?

I live in Canada and for the last 2 years I was doing contract development under a federally incorporated business. But now I am full time and wondering what I need to do with my incorporation. I ...
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Starting out as a private tour guide in a large North American city, how can I find customers?

I currently do IT consulting but would like to try working as a private tour guide. I live in Toronto, Canada, and have been here for most of my life. I have a few bicycles, but no car. I do not own ...
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How to backup declared income when the invoice is lost?

An invoice for some work I did awhile back seems to be missing and I can't find it, yet I want to make sure I am declaring that amount in my tax statements. If I get audited, what's the best way to ...