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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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Filing taxes quarterly

Do I need to file taxes quarterly if I am self-employed (no matter what), or are there circumstances in which I can file at the end of the year? For example, if I were employed at another job for ...
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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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What are the tax issues involved with “employing” a worker in a different country?

What are the tax issues involved with "employing" a (part-time) worker in a different country? For example, I have a Virginia, USA-based Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) through which I handle ...
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Charity or Nonprofit Support Services - What are the possible options?

If I wish to start freelancing with the sole purpose of providing support services (in this case, IT), to Charities and Nonprofits what are the possible options under which I can provide these ...
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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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When is it safe to give Tax ID to Remote Employer

When arranging to do work remotely, how can you verify that the client is legitimate and that you can trust them with your personal tax ID (social security number in the US)? In the US, employers are ...
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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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Company registration when working in many EU countries?

Normally, if you work in single EU country as contractor, you are treated like its tax resident and you are required to register company there. (This at least apply to Germany in Poland, where you are ...
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Pay - How To Claim Expenses

I have been told by a client that they will pay me £500.00 for a week's work, "which includes £50.00 to cover my travel costs / expenses" (their words). When it comes to "that time of year" and I am ...
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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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Starting out, how much to charge for development, hosting and maintenance?

I live in New York City, and am hoping to go around and sell my service as a contract job. I'll be making static websites with good design and a contact form for clients, but I won't add advanced ...
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Do I charge sales tax on consulting and programming in Pennsylvania, USA?

I live in Pennsylvania (in the United States), and I am not sure if I should be collecting sales tax for my part-time consulting and web development business. I'm registered as a Sole Proprietorship ...
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Should I add VAT to an invoice for 2 days freelance work in the UK?

I've worked for two days as a freelancer for a company in the UK. They've asked me for the invoice, but I see on the internet that UK invoices require a VAT number. I don't have a VAT number as I'm ...
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Which country is the best to incorporate business for a freelance developer?

Most of my clients located in USA, however I have ability to open business in Europe, Asia or USA. Which country is the best in terms of taxation? Thanks,
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Freelancer working in Asia for EU/UK companies

I am a German citizen who has been working in the UK for the last ten years. I am considering moving to Thailand and freelancing, with my current UK employer as my primary client. Now, what sounded ...
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Working as a self employed in US for a EU client

A client from EU is asking me, "Will you invoice them including VAT or local equivalent (sales tax)? If so, what will be the rate?" Should I tell them to prepare a IRS form? Do you know if there is ...
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How to determine percentage of time home office used for freelance

I work freelance approximately 40-hours a month as part-time work. When determining my taxes how should I calculate the amount of time I use my home office for working? I do not use the home office ...
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Can I claim payments to me personally as income for my single-member LLC?

I'm a freelancer who offers digital marketing services. I recently established an LLC under a DBA name. From what I understand there is no difference between me and the LLC, and that we are the same ...
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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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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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Do I have to report income for small jobs?

I am super confused about taxes and freelancing. I tried to do some research but just got more confused. First off, I use sites like Elance, oDesk, and working through email. I have a PayPal account. ...
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Elance / freelancer.com or the client - who is important for tax reasons?

I am currently facing the following situation: I have a lot of projects going on freelancer.com / elance I do payments to freelancer thru these sites these sites in turn take the money from my paypal ...
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On an EU invoice, will my Brazilian customer have to pay VAT?

I sit in Germany (EU), and my customer is in Brazil: According to the department of finance in my home town, as a freelancer I do not have to bill VAT because my customer is an enterprise residing ...
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When outsourcing freelance work to foreign country, do I file a 1065, a 1099/1042(S)?

I've seen this asked a few different ways (closest was here), but I am looking to find out from the business's perspective, how to report (if necessary) the amount paid to a foreign contractor. My ...
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How should I send an invoice to a European country as a freelance developer?

I'm a full time software developer in a US company with H1 visa in Texas, USA. A few weeks ago I developed a small software (for around $6,000) for a European company as a side work (freelance work)....
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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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Should I expect a 1099

(Note that this is a US specific question) I am a single person LLC (not C or S corp) and last year I contracted with a staffing firm to perform work for a 3rd party on a 1099 basis (rather than W-2),...
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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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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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Working on UK freelance contract for a UK company but living in the US

I am a EU citizen (German). I will be signing up as a freelance contractor in the UK (where I currently live) to work for UK-based and other companies Bbut will be temporarily living in the US under ...
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Tax inspection for freelancers

My question relates to law enforcement for freelancers. Are there inspections of freelance workers in the UK, that is, do HMRC agents visit freelancers’ homes to check their bookkeeping records?
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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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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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Is it up to the Contractor, or the Employer to provide the 1099?

This is a US specific scenario that I ran into recently and was wondering if it is up to the employer or the contractor to provide the 1099-MISC tax filing form? The contractor recently asked me to ...
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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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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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Is it ok to make a new invoice if an old one is lost?

If I lost an old invoice or had mistakenly put wrong information in that invoice (like a missing field or wrong address), is it ok to generate a new one with the same amount, send it to the client and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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I'm a freelancer that needs to hire another freelancer for help

I'm a freelance graphic designer that is hiring freelance help to get some of my overflow projects done. I'm trying to figure out how much to pay them. This may be a dumb question... but will I still ...
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Freelancing intermediary for business invoice

I'm a part time freelancer but don't yet own a business as the work is too sporadic and accounting expenses and paperwork are too much of an overhead for now. I've provided services for someone in ...
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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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US citizen contracting for Singapore company - taxes? [duplicate]

How do taxes work if I'm a US citizen doing remote contract/freelance work for a company in Singapore? (I'll be in the US.)
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Normal employee vs freelance employer

I'm in Amsterdam. I currently have a QA engineer employment with a company that I like, but that I think they could pay me more. I've been contacted for a freelancer QA engineer by a headhunter, for a ...
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How should I record/track my freelancing income through an Agent in my Accounting system

If I receive most of my freelancing income through online agents (like Upwork, Freelancer, Elance, etc), and have commission on this income that is automatically deducted through the account I hold ...
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Registered as a Ltd company but not traded yet; government threatening me for not filing taxes

I registered myself as a Ltd company a year ago with the UK government to ready myself for working freelance as a web developer. Since then I have been involved in other projects (mostly voluntary, ...
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Freelance Programmer - Tax Write Offs in New York City

I'm a freelance web programmer and I work from home in my apartment. I'm wondering what I'm eligible for as far as write offs? I had generally heard that you need to prove exclusive work-related use ...
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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 ...