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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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Working remotely from another country

could you experienced freelancers help me here? I'm a freelancer working from Brasil, and I will spend 3 months in Europe. Do I have to pay any extra taxes for my projects (upwork)? What about my ...
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U.S. self employment tax when working for offshore client

I am negotiating a software development contract with a client in the UK and I am US-based. I would be working for them part time and they would not be filing a 1099 for me with the IRS. Am I still ...
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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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Calculator for self employed vs W2

Anyone know of a calculator that helps people see the tax implications between W2 employment and Self Employment. For example say I make $100k/year as a contractor/self-employed vs $80k/year as a W2 ...
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Self employed minor's tax?

My son is a beginner voice actor. He is 14, a dependent child. When he starts to make money, when and how does he file taxes? Does he file separately or with us(parents). I have read that minors begin ...
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What do I have to do as a freelancer to make sure my work is legal? [closed]

I am a freelancer who works in a variety of different fields doing odd jobs for multiple people, usually weekly. Right now I make about $50 a week, however, I have been considering contacting more ...
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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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How does working remotely (outside UK) for most of the year affect my tax return?

I've been working in London (UK) as a freelancer for 4 years and just recently decided to try a more "location independent" way of life, travelling around the world while working remotely. I started ...
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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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Besides 1099's, what other tax forms will I deal with as a freelancer (in the US)?

I'm just curious what other forms you need to deal with in the United States (Oregon for me) besides 1099's as a freelancer (sole proprietor). Thanks
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Is there Bank account good for freelancers?

The idea is to create a bank account having the residence in a different country from the one the bank is based on. So international clients accepted in this bank would be the right thing. I've heard ...
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Hiring a non-USA freelancer through Upwork

I'm a USA business owner. I'd like to hire a freelancer that I know from Malaysia and have the contract through Upwork as it makes payments easier on my end. My question is: I know that Upwork ...
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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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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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Paying Taxes on Work Done Via Internet

I work full time at a company but on the side I also do freelance web design. This year I helped a friend, who lives in Australia, with his website. We never did a formal 1099 but he did send me ...
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Questions regarding starting freelance job in TEXAS

I am currently working in a company and I want to do freelance web development next to that. I will have customers from another country. Should I pay tax for the income from another country which ...
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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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Invoicing Upwork clients for UK registered sole trader

I'm using my own accounting software use it for tracking time and create invoices as well. I have clients through Upwork and privately without an agent. For the clients in Upwork, I track time in both ...
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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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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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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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Can I expense a purchase of a used computer?

I'm freelancing on the side individually, and I want to buy a used computer for it off of Craigslist. Can I write this off as an expense and how would I get a receipt for it? I'm in the U.S.
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Client in Spain is not paying me as I am not VAT registered in UK

I have completed some translation work for a language agency in Spain. I am registered as self-employed in the UK. I invoiced the agency, only for them to request an 'intracomunitary number'. I sent ...
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Freelance categorisation in Germany

I'm going to visit Berlin Pankow Finanzamt to apply for Tax ID as a Freelancer, so at the moment I'm filling the form "Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung". There are two important lines asking for ...
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Registering as self-employed in the UK

I am a student in the UK who is doing some social marketing for a local company and have been told to make a monthly invoice. How do I pay taxes on the money I receive? I don't want to do anything ...
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Freelancing in Germany for a UK client, should I charge VAT?

I want to start freelancing in Germany, and my first client is a UK based company. What confuses me is that I don't know if I should charge VAT or not. Since it's my start, I had no freelance income ...
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How to register as a part time freelancer

I am a Belgian citizen residing in Spain where I already have a full time job and would like to do some freelance work after hours. Do I need to register in Spain? What are my possibilities ...
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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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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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Reporting tax to IRS when working for foreign clients

I recently started freelance graphic design in the US. I read that if you are self-employed, earning $400 a year, on etsy, anything you have to report this income to the IRS. What does this mean ...
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Where can I find an SA302 form online?

I have logged into my Self Assessment Portal for HMRC but can't seem to find where to print off an SA302 from. I have already spent 45 min on the phone to HMRC and they are sending me them out in the ...
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Work 1099 without company

My wife has the possibility to do some regular freelancing work (writing and editing) with a local company which would be paid as a 1099 on an hourly basis. Several years ago when she did something ...
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Do I need to pay/add tax on remote work as a sole trader?

I'm a freelance graphic designer and a client asked me for an invoice; I'm not sure how to move forward correctly. I'm from Italy and the company is from the Netherlands. They want an invoice and ...
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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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Legal obligations freelancer - Taxes and NI

I am a EU citizen living in the UK. I need to invoice an US client via pay pal, during 6 months. Do I need to include VAT in my invoice? What are my legal obligations in the UK towards taxes and NI as ...
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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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USA record keeping requirements when hiring overseas freelancers

Does anyone know what the payment receipt requirements are for a USA client hiring freelancers from other countries? I know I don't need to do a 1099 for them as a foreign freelancer would not need ...
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VAT Directive and Article 44 - Selling services outside EU

I have a company in the European Union (EU) and I am selling electronic services to all countries. Since I am located in the EU, the following rules apply: When selling to a customer from my country, ...
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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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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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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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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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Filing UK corporation tax - who must file online?

Because I'm not signed up for online filing and doing so requires waiting for HMRC to post me a security code, I was about to download and fill in an offline CT600 (Short) for my small UK-registered ...
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Determine income tax

As a freelancer, how do I determine how much federal withholding I should pay? I've been paying estimated taxes for 2014, but that did not include income tax so now I'm facing a hefty bill. I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...