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Location-specific questions about freelance business in United Kingdom

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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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Can a client sue when I removed the work I did after they didn't pay

I was doing a website for a client. They paid in full for the services and I didn't have any issues with the service/payment. He then later asked for additional work, which was not a part of our ...
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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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Experienced IT contractor to become a freelancer

How can I make the transition from contractor to freelancer? As a contractor my job is developing web sites, databases and apps. Although I have my own limited company, contractors in the UK still ...
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Finalising the estimate when work is nearly complete

A client approached us with a project, we gave an estimate based on the fairly loose spec with the expectation that before work began we'd have the chance to discuss a full spec and sign off on the ...
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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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Does an undisputed due date on an invoice constitute agreement to that due date?

The UK government website specifies that invoices are payable within 30 days unless a different payment date is agreed. Unless you agree a payment date, the customer must pay you within 30 days of ...
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Ongoing software support UK - Should I charge a call out fee?

Following on from some completed freelance work, I have received a request for ongoing support to help in house resources build upon the work already provided. The company is approximately 1 hour ...
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Should I include gratis overtime on an invoice?

I have just completed my first freelance project with a customer, and I am now sitting down to create the invoice. In case it matters: Both me and the company are UK based, and I am acting as a ...
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Company want me to invoice them through an Umbrella company, and not directly- how can I ensure I get paid?

I am an IT professional/ software developer, and have been self-employed since October last year. When I first went self-employed, I only had the one client, and was working for them full time. After ...
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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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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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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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UK resident freelancing for EU clients — do I need to send a certificate of UK residence every time I invoice a client?

I'm a UK freelancer doing various design projects for some EU clients (Italy/France). I'm registered as a sole-trader in the UK and I've just sent my first invoice to a client. The client has asked ...
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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 ...
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I am a US citizen living in the US, can I freelance for a UK company?

I was on a student visa in the UK, but now I am going back to the US and am trying to figure out if I am allowed to freelance for the company that I had interned for in the UK while living in the US.
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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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If I set up as self employed, will my current employer be notified of this?

I’m just in the process of setting up as a sole trader, alongside my current employment and was wondering about a few things. If I set up as self employed, will my current employer be notified of ...
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What kind of contract and where to get it from?

Where is the best place for a freelance software developer to get a contract? Is it necessary to get a lawyer or is it sufficient to buy a contract online? I am in England. How much should each ...
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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 work for a UK based client without a visa

I am currently working in UK but will go back to Hong Kong soon, one of my clients are happy with my work and would like to keep me working abroad after I go back to Hong Kong. My questions are, can ...
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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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Can I invoice an international customer without being a registered VAT company?

I don't have a company yet, but without being a registered VAT company, can I invoice a company outside the UK? Some countries ask for the VAT number every time.
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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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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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Part Time Freelancing - National Insurance Exemption

I have created an app that I want to sell on the Google play store. I have created free apps before, but for selling one you need a merchant account; for that I need to register as a sole trader. I ...
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Easiest ways for a US LLC to receive payments from UK clients

I currently have a UK based consulting business but I have just moved to the US. I have retained some of my UK clients so I've been looking for the most tax efficient way to manage clients in the US ...
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Client non-payment for client's client hosting (UK)

Context: web development for a bigcorp via an intermediary sole proprietor, specifically: I have performed contract work for a Client (A), who was doing the sales & PM, and sold it to bigcorp (B) ...
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Paying another self employed person if we work together (UK)

Suppose I am self-employed. I join forces with another self-employed person. I can provide a service that he can't and vice versa. We produce and sell a single product. Suppose we agree to split ...
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What are the consequences of opting out of EAA Regulations in UK?

I am a contractor in UK with my own LTD company. After 4 years contracting I have been contacted by an Agent for a role. Apart of the usual stuff he has requested me two uncommon things: My NIN ...
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Client threatening legal action constantly

I have a client who is constantly threatening legal action against me even though I don't think I have done much wrong. I have done EVERYTHING I possibly can to keep the client happy, but it is never ...
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Validity of a signed PDF (England)

An agency from the UK sent me an agreement as PDF with a signature in it. I wonder, is this legally enough? My field is of course still blank also. I remember a while ago somebody sent me a contract (...
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UK (HMRC) Do I need to register as “self employed” if already under Self Assessment

If I'm already in Self Assessment, and become "self employed" (alongside a job - e.g. selling things on eBay) do I need to specifically register as self employed? Edited to add: the reason I'm in SA ...
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Contract with agency

I'm a client and a digital agency (in the UK, I'm in Germany) will do some graphic designs for me. Which kind of contract is usually used for this? Who makes it? Which laws do apply for payment, ...
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Can a Canadian contractor work for a UK based company? Tips / input are welcome

I'm looking into a contract in IT (specifically software development), and the work would be done out of my home in Canada for a company based in the UK. My questions are: Is this arrangement ...
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Can I register as a freelancer in the UK when living abroad?

I am French and have lived in the UK for the past 4 years. I have just left my job and my house to travel in Europe and Australia and have no fixed address in the UK. As a matter of fact, I don't know ...
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Can I keep my personal address private when setting up a UK Ltd company?

I'm looking to set up a Ltd company within the UK, but I'm concerned about my personal privacy in specific circumstances. It's not for dodgy reasons, I'd just rather not be "searchable" by specific ...
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Legal document/vinculation for being paid with future profits

I've been talking with a company about some improvements on their website and an app, but they don't have budget, instead they told me: We have no budget. Simply none. We have future profits we can ...
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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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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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German freelancer working for a UK company, what is needed?

I'm living in Germany and registered as a Freiberufler and working (directly) for a couple of companies in here. Now I got an offer for a contract with a UK based company, do I need any extra ...
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US-based freelancer invoicing in foreign currency, can I have my UK client pay pound sterling into a UK-based current account?

I am a US-based freelancer and need to invoice a UK client in Pound Sterling for freelance work conducted in the US. I used to live in the UK and have a UK-current account where the payment can be ...
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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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Starting as sole trader / limited company in the UK

I've recently moved to the UK and plan to form a limited company so that I can seek contract-work. However I already need to invoice one of my (overseas) clients as I already have a contract with ...
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Can I expense the rent for a three month contract abroad

I am a consultant living in the United Kingdom, using my own limited company. If I accept a contract to work in another European country, can I expense the rent I will have there?
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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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What is the correct way to handle progressive billing, especially in the UK?

To clarify: for many projects I'll take an installment upfront, a second payment at a project milestone and then a final payment 30 days after completion. To date I've been supplying an invoice for ...
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UK freelancer living in Thailand working for UK based clients…tax?

I am a newly established UK freelance graphic designer living in Thailand for 6 months. I have several UK based clients who I am doing work for whilst here in Thailand. When it comes to declaring my ...
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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?