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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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DO Non-USA Resident have to pay tax or tax return for US Based earning residing and woring from own country

I am resident in, and a citizen of India. My primary source of income is freelance work, My major earning are for US based Patreon and Fiver companies. I use payoneer to receive and transfer to local ...
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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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What is the optimal way to get paid as a US citizen working for a German company remotely while living in the US?

I have a job offer at a small German consulting company. The company is pretty flexible on how they pay. What is the best way to receive funds? a.) Send invoice and get paid, find independent ...
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Non-US citizen freelancing in the US remotely

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I've spoken to no fewer than 3 accounting firms - one huge international one here in Sweden and they say they're not allowed to advise on ...
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If using Gumroad, is there still a need to become self employed in the EU?

I'm about to start selling software online and I'm planning to use gumroad for it. (it deals with the card and paypal payment, invoices and deliver of the files) I was reading the gumroad article ...
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Comparative retention rate in variosu 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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Freelance working for a company - what should my contract include?

I started working for a media company as freelance production manager/video editor two months ago, and I just received a contract that doesn't explain anything but the pay I will earn per hour. The ...
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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 ...
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IP/patent tax box - applicable to software consultancy?

I'm interested to know if I can use this tax mode as a software consultancy company - essentially doing a custom software development in a form of licensing it (instead of selling development hours) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I invoice my client correctly in the UK?

I am currently a student with no registered business. However, lately I have received, out of nowhere, a flurry of people wanting websites and web apps. As such, I'm quite happy to facilitate their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Income tax when working as freelancer through Upwork (UK)

I am based in the UK and thinking of doing some freelance work through Upwork alongside my main full-time job to boost my income a little. However, I'm wondering whether any income earned through a ...
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Can I issue this UK client an invoice without their tax number?

A UK client needs to pay approx 113 EUR for my services. I am registered as a freelancer here in Germany, is it ok to issue an invoice without any sort of tax ID number,apparently they do not even ...
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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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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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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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What should I know about taxes/VAT being a freelance artist?

I'm a comic artist in the UK. I earn money from my website, 3rd party merchandise sales and commissions. I've recently been commissioned to draw illustrations for an international magazine. They want ...
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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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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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Can a freelancer without health insurance end up paying tax penalty separately to both IRS and the local state?

This is about USA where health insurance is mandatory for most people (with the exception of some groups) due to the Affordable Care Act and Patient Care and Coverage Act (aka Obamacare). This ...
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Global freelancers and taxation

Does anyone have experience freelancing for a company located outside their own country where they are legally authorised to work? What is the best way to handle taxes in this circumstance? For e.g., ...
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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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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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Justify earnings without invoices for tax return?

This might be a very stupid question regarding tax return and self employment, so prepare for it :) I'm using Gumroad to sell some software products online. Gumroad is the one sending the invoice to ...
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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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Doing business in Australia as freelancer located overseas but with the Australian Permanent Residency

I am a French Citizen with the Australian Permanent Residency. I am currently in Australia but I am moving back to France in a month for family reasons. My company is proposing me to keep working for ...
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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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I am a freelance web developer located in Toronto, Canada. What taxes do I need to charge for my services?

I am a freelance web developer operating out of Toronto, Canada. Most of my clients are in Toronto. Some of my clients are from other provinces. I also have many clients from the States and the odd ...
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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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Sales tax and other taxes in Oklahoma

Currently I live in Oklahoma and have just started doing some software development for a few local businesses. Already registered a single proprietor LLC and obtained my EIN. I have not engaged a tax ...
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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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UK VAT - Do I need to charge VAT

i am VAT registered and I need to invoice a company that is not vat registered and does not charge vat for its services. Do I need to add vat to my invoice when dealing with this company? Thanks
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UK based Freelancer, my client wants to pay in EUR. I have a personal EUR account in Spain

I am resident in the UK, I am a freelancer and my client wish to pay in EUR. I have been checking different options for getting paid in my current Business account or either create a Foreign Currency ...
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working from UK as a freelance for company in France

I live in the UK and I work as a freelancer. I am not a Brtish citizen (but EU one), I live in London and previously I was hired by a company in the UK. Few months back I started to work for a French ...