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In India: If you are in India - then no, there is no legal requirement for you to register yourself as a freelancer. However, if you are directly involved with Govt. contracting then you must hold a valid Govt. issued license. As of your income, you must pay your income taxes regardless. If you are getting paid directly to your bank account then it would be ...


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As mentioned in other answers, you may not need to register your business in Australia just to deliver work to an Australian client. However, if you wish to, the steps are: 1) Register the business in order to get an Australian Business Number. The ABN is required for a variety of business-related operations such as opening bank accounts and issuing Tax ...


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A virtual office can be useful but decide what you need it to do. There are some very cheap solutions out there (as previously linked) and that's fine if you just want to avoid having to change business stationery and want very little else (i.e an accommodation address). The people I use run a real business centre too. The beauty of having a virtual office ...


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You never HAVE to become a freelancer or business. Even if you generate income. As long as you declare the income on your yearly tax statement it's all official (and don't receive any VAT from customers of course). The reason people become freelancers or start a business is because there is less taxation if it is income from employment, freelancing or ...


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In India, you are not required to register as a freelancer to start working. What you do need to do is to report each and every penny earned using freelance in Tax Returns and also mention your PAN Number for every financial transactions. Also you need to create your profit loss statement while filing tax returns. If your net earning from Freelance ...


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The question "whether I can register myself as CEO of my own company while I am a full time employee of another company" boils down to what you have agreed in your contract of employment with the other company. See also: Freelance Consulting while Employed Fundamentally, there is not usually a legal obstacle to holding down two employments - as long as the ...


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I am not a lawyer or an expert on the issue, but it would be very strange if a company in a reputable Western country X (i.e. not under embargo or similar) could not provide services to and bill a company in a reputable Western country Y. If a Swiss company wants to import goods from abroad, does the company they're buying from need to register a company in ...


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Full time freelancer living in Spain here. You must register as an "Autonomo" after you reach the top of selling professional services, more or less 2000€ for unemployed people last time I checked it. Check if your contract allows it. It may vary depending on the "Comunidad Autonoma" in which you are living or your work, so go to "Seguridad Social" and ask ...


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Short answer: Definitely! Long Answer (2 examples I know of): It is definitely required in e.g. Germany, Austria.Both even have (lacking a better translation)Restricted Businesses. In Germany it is not usually possible without a proper formal education to freelance in IT, you have to create a company which has implications on taxes. In Austria it is ...


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Last time I was interested to work with an address in London (I am a French living in France) I found there are some companies which provide you a complete professional physical address even from abroad. It was not expensive and some could even forward your mail and give a phone number with an assistant. Even if it is simpler by using a friend I think It ...


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I think noone here can answer your question because it is a very complicated task that involves local, national and international laws. You shoud definitely go to a professional accountant to have all the answers tailored for your situation.


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If you DO NOT live in Australia, and DO NOT have an Australian Bank, then there's no reason why you need to pay tax here. Ok, so your client is located here in Australia, however, isn't your own country's tax enough? Your client is the one that has to pay Tax, not you. Perhaps this link might help: Australia caught out by Freelancer.com At law the payer ...


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