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In Germany, freelancers (Freiberufler) enjoy many freedoms. I am not required to pay for social security, I can freely chose between public and private health insurance, and it is not mandatory to use the services of a bookkeeper. In fact, the only bookkeeping that I need to do is for the department of finance: I keep track of income and expenses, I charge ...


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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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The main question is 'anonymous towards whom?'. As Scot laid out you cannot be completely anonymous and operate legally, because there are always some requirements on taxation and bookkeeping. IMHO user6950100's advice is already quite good. Some freelancers run a small one person limited company and use that to build their brand. In that case you are still ...


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I was going through the same thing. I think the ultimate answer is you cant. You could find people who want a website, who don't have a limited company and arent filing their expenses, etc. And if it was a cash transaction you could get away with all the legal stuff. However most clients that come to me are official limited companies, and they require proof ...


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You can't. Well, at least you can't get paid for anything anonymously. After all, any payment processor is going to want your information... If I'm writing you a check, I need to know who to make it out to. I absolutely need to claim the money I pay you as an expense for my business. So, I need to give your name or company name to the IRS when I file ...


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Is there an issue with using a company name? Register as a sole proprietor or limited liability corporation or something similar, and use that name for all your work. Just be warned, depending on your expected client base, noClue Industries may not be the best of names ;-)


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