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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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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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How do I keep my individual taxes separate, as an agency on oDesk?

I do have a freelancer account and an agency account on oDesk for a real company. I'd like to apply to a job on the behalf of the agency account. To get paid, tax information is required. The company ...
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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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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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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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Currently in a new freelancing partnership, advice to develop business

An old friend of mine from school and I have started doing web design and development work under a single name. Work is ad-hoc - we're both full time students - and is mostly 'friend of a friend' ...
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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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Should I Charge VAT?

I posted this question yesterday regarding how much to charge a client - and by which method (hourly or one-off payment) that I have previously worked with on a non-freelance basis, but I now want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Serving Brazilian customers from the EU

I am located in Germany (EU), and my Brazilian customers say that for importing my services they have to pay 52% of taxes on top of my invoices. Previously, they assumed it's 24%, but that turned out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...