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UK based, with US Contract. What is my tax situation?

I've been doing this for about a year, but it's usually been UK based companies and never US ones. I don't know the protocol here and don't want to get on the wrong side of the IRS, so is there anyone ...
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EU citizen, residing in Africa, working for Israeli company. Where to pay tax?

I am an EU citizen. I am looking into an opportunity to do remote work for a company based in Israel. I am currently residing in an African country (tourist visa). Where should I pay tax? I realize ...
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Tax handling between Johnson City, TN and the EU

I'm an EU citizen (living and working from Austria) and have a customer in Johnson City, TN, USA. When issuing invoices for software development services I rendered, is there any reverse charge ...
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Working for uk client from abroad

I am thinking of freelancing from a non-EU country for UK clients. I'll be using my tax ID from that foreign country to invoice UK clients. I'd like to move to a EU country and freelance from there ...
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Working with American Companies while Overseas

I've been googling this for days without a straightforward answer. My spouse is joining the foreign service, and we're both moving to Thailand next July on the US gov's dime. According to the foreign ...
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Paying tax while working abroad remotely

Please redirect me if there's a more appropriate site to post this question on. Taking this hypothetical scenario: I'm a citizen of the UK I live abroad (not in the EU or the US) I freelance remotely ...
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If am living in the UK (and a UK citizen) and working for a company in Germany, what taxes do I need to pay?

The German employer will be paying into my UK account. I'm confused as to whether I should be paying UK or Germany income tax / national contributions, or both. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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How can my S-Corp sign up to pay for health insurance on my behalf?

I have created an S-Corp for which I am the sole owner/employee. I understand, according to this article that as the owner of the S-Corp I cannot get health insurance tax-free, but if the insurance ...
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Can I anonymously use my public LLC?

I know it's possible to register an LLC anonymously in a few states. This isn't a question about that. For context, I have not created an LLC yet. I work as a freelancer and I have a side project (...
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Freelancing in USA for international clients - Do I pay tax

I am a resident alien of the USA (allowed to work) and I earn some money freelancing online. For a couple of months I have been writing blog posts for an individual who lives in Banglagesh (I'm not ...
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EU resident working as a contractor in the US

I am an EU resident interested in becoming an independent contractor for a US based client. My client and I have reached an agreement regarding compensation, and are now looking for a legal setup for ...
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Hong Kong company taxes for European clients

I am considering to start up an IT consultancy company in Hong Kong. I would work as a freelancer with clients anywhere in the world, but I currently have a specific client in Europe in mind (Belgium)...
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Do I need to register as a freelancer and where?

I'm german but living since 3 years in the Philippines. I work currently for a local company and have a working visa. Now I got a offer from a german company to work remote as a freelancer for them as ...
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Freelancing on Blue Card through YouTube vlogs

I am working on blue card in Germany and have recently started a YouTube channel .Can I earn small amount from channel Monetization through Google addsence.Do I need to take any permission for such ...
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Australian citizen living in UK doing remote work for Australian business - what are my tax obligations?

I'm an Australian citizen living in the UK and I work full time and pay tax in the UK. I've been approached by an old friend who has established a consultancy business in Australia and I would be ...
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Where can I get tax details about the company (my client)?

In order to report the tax in my country, I need to get details of the USA company, like EIN and IRS tax statements. Many of my clients do not have this paper from IRS (lost it probably), and I often ...
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Financial software for new 1099

I will be starting to work as a 1099 independent contractor at the end of the month and I am looking for convenient software / website to help me manage tax returns (I am based in Brooklyn, NY), keep ...
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Freelancing while being Employed in Germany

I am an expat living in Germany for 2 years now. My question is how to report one-time freelance earnings and how to register as a part-time and one-time freelancer, considering my situation: I am a ...
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Invoices - which country do I ask about tax?

I am freelancing for a German company and am a British student studying in the UK. I have to gain info for an invoice (invoice number, purchase order number, info about my status as a 'freelancer'). ...
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I live in the US as a non citizen and want to work for a German company remotely. Do I need a business license

It would be a Social Media position. Do I just file a tax report as a freelancer then? Do I need a business license for it? The company has no ties to the US at all. What do you recommend what's the ...
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Do non-USA residents have to pay tax or tax return for US based earning residing and working from own country?

I am resident in, and a citizen of India. My primary source of income is freelance work. My major earnings are for US based Patreon and Fiver companies. I use Payoneer to receive and transfer to the ...
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Comparative retention rate in various European countries?

I am an experienced software developer, currently on GBP £55/hour and have, for several decades, been able to pick & choose where I work. I am considering returning to Germany, Holland, ...
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Self-employed 401k

I have a freelancing business (just me, sole proprietor) that I run in parallel to my full-time day job. I need to make extra money on the side because I'm behind with retirement savings. I set up a ...
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UK Freelancing to EU Client (VAT MOSS)

I am based in the UK and have been asked to develop a website for a business client based outside the UK (IRL). The website will contain an e-commerce element allowing them to sell services, not me, ...
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Put rent costs as expense when working from home in UK

I heard from someone that you can claim a part of your rent costs as an expense if you're working from home. I work 100% from home and live in a flatshare with other people. I pay rent for my room £...
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Freelancing in Germany: am I a Freiberufler or Gewerbe?

I arrived to Germany recently and do not yet speak German. I would like to do some work in my spare time which consists of creating visual artwork. In Germany, it is important for tax purposes to ...
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USA citizens as freelancers for foreign company

Hello everyone and congratulations on your wonderful work helping all of us! I own a company in Romania that provides online phone services and I am a Romanian too paying all my taxes in Romania. I ...
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Upwork no project still need to pay taxes

How does paypal work with upwork do they just send the money to Paypal and if you can't get project you still have to pay for taxes from upwork?
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Requirements on invoice for expenses to be able to recover the included VAT

A German freelancer needs to buy work equipment (computer, printer, paper, etc.) in Germany, and wants to recover the VAT (Mehrwertsteuer/Umsatzsteuer) that is included in the price. Is it sufficient ...
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Intra-EU freelancer / contractor invoicing rules (taxes)

I have a very specific question about invoicing a company in another EU country. The circumstances are as follows: I live in country A. The Company being invoiced resides in country B. I have a bank ...
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How to estimate as self-employed for gov't contract?

I am a new start-up, I am self-employed (working as an sole proprietor, LLC), for a government agency and they are wanting to give $X for my services of software. I need to figure out how much that ...
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Is there a time limit for assigning cost of training as a business expense?

I am a certified martial arts instructor, and I have been working towards opening a sideline business doing self defense seminars targeted at a mainly female population, currently based in the United ...
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I did some freelance work for someone who is a sole proprietor, how do I report on my taxes?

So, I recently finished a job with a friend who runs a business through his Sole Proprietorship (sp), and the sp is in his name (we both live in Pennsylvania). The job cost $6000 total, which we split ...
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UK tax for foreign freelancer

I am a Vietnamese freelancer. I have UK based clients who I am doing work for whilst I was here in Vietnam (totally working remotely with 6-month contract). The earning and salary will be transferred ...
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VAT charge in the EU

A transport company in Brazil are providing me services for transport within the EU. I am based on the EU will I have to pay VAT when invoiced?
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Filing taxes as a minor from Upwork

So I am in a bit of a pickle. I am 17 years of age and have just started freelancing and am loving it! I currently use Upwork.com to find clients to do work with. However, I created an account for ...
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US Freelancer working for New Zealand company

I am aware there are many other questions like this one, but from what I've seen the answer varies significantly based on which countries are involved. I'm a freelance contractor in the US, and I may ...
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Freelancer incorporation abroad: permanent establishment?

I am a freelancer and I'm looking for the best country to incorporate in. Reading through the various DTAs, I see the term "permanent establishment" used everywhere. Consulting with a lawyer, I was ...
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Using goods bought abroad as business expense (based in UK)

Imagine that I bought some items online (they could be consumables, materials or the like) to a shop based in a non-EU country. The goods were sent by post and weren't stopped at customs, so I haven't ...
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Buying 100% member interest in existing LLC. Do I need a new EIN?

I'm soon going to close a transaction with the owner of an existing single-member LLC, that will transfer 100% of the current member's interest to me, making me the sole member (owner) of the LLC. It'...
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How to sell my software online and deal with VAT?

I have just developed a javascript which I am planning to start selling online through my website. However, all the legal procedures I need to take into consideration make even more confused than when ...
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What are "payroll companies"?

I just got off the phone with an English recruiting agency, discussing a job in Germany. They said that payment will be done through a "payroll company", which will pay my taxes. Apparently, this is ...
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Do I charge taxes to clients in the Netherlands when I'm based in a state with no sales tax?

I am currently based in Portland, Oregon in the US. As a note, Oregon has no sales tax. I have a client in the Netherlands who pays for multiple Skype-based coaching sessions. My client pays through ...
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Freelancing for US clients as a US citizen with a foreign company

I am a US citizen, but a permanent New Zealand resident. I own my own company here (it's just me in the company), as it allowed me to not pay the self-employment tax America wanted to charge me for ...
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Questions Related to Umbrella companies

I live in Greece and as you know in Greece the finacial situation is bad. So it make me reluctant to job offers for a freelance-contract job that I receive via mail and some of them pay well. I am ...
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How much money to set aside for tax (UK)

I have recently started working part-time with a local design agency. As I am only there 3 days per week, I am paying very little tax from my wages due to me being only slightly above the threshold ...
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Belgium V Luxembourg - cost of living for a non-EU freelancer?

Any guides for the cost of living Belgium and Luxembourg for a non-EU IT freelancer/ self-employed? Eg, monthly rent, tax, VAT, health insurance, food, etc. Any local freelance websites for IT ...
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Do I charge VAT for work I do for UK clients (I am US-based)?

I am a US resident and do some contract work for clients in the UK. This work done 100% remotely from the US. The work involves carrying out research and analysis (e.g. in Excel) Technically I am ...
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Unemployment Insurance

What is the best source of information about financial and legal requirements for LLCs? My husband has been paying my quarterly taxes, but I want to make sure we aren't missing anything without ...
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Non- Vat Invoice? How to invoice?

I have just finished my first freelance job as graphic designer in London. The client asked me an invoice. How can I create it? I have my NINo but I do not have a VAT number, is it possible to create ...
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