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Non-US citizen freelancing in the US remotely

From poking around the IRS website (http://www.irs.gov) it appears as if you will not owe income tax in the United States. I am not a lawyer or a tax professional, so I can't definitively answer this ...
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Non-US citizen freelancing in the US remotely

For what it's worth, I thought I'd give some follow-up to this. I was finally able to get in touch with a US-based international accountant, and she let me know that in my particular situation I was ...
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Starting out, how much to charge for development, hosting and maintenance?

You're pricing yourself into the ground. @ChrisForrence has great points and I'll add a few more... You will NEVER and I repeat NEVER profit from charging $350 for a site. Let's break this down from ...
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Starting out, how much to charge for development, hosting and maintenance?

Your friend has good reasoning. Here's a few reasons why charging more will be better for you: Slow periods: One reason to charge more is to be able to live off of past earnings. If you have four ...
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Can I claim payments to me personally as income for my single-member LLC?

Even as a single member LLC you must keep finances separate. You must have a bank account for the LLC which is not your personal bank account. Then you can pay yourself (or take dividends) from the ...
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Income tax when working as freelancer through Upwork (UK)

good idea to start a bit of freelancing on the side! There are some rules but they are easy and shouldn't scare you off. I'm in the UK too: the income is taxable in the same way as your normal ...
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I am a freelance web developer located in Toronto, Canada. What taxes do I need to charge for my services?

According the this CRA PDF File, you do not charge any tax if the product is for use outside of Canada, and it's not a physical product. It counts as an Electronic Product, so no taxes get charged if ...
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Registered as a Ltd company but not traded yet; government threatening me for not filing taxes

I don't know the specifics of the UK, but at a high level I suspect it is similar to the US. Once you have formally registered your business entity, the government expects periodic reporting from you ...
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Can I anonymously use my public LLC?

If you want to create an air-gap between yourself and the company that you're consulting for (so that people who have access to the company records for your freelancing LLC and your own personal ...
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Is it ok to make a new invoice if an old one is lost?

Reissuing an invoice should be fine as long as it is clear why the invoice has been reissued. This could be done by annotating the new invoice appropriately such as, "Invoice [number] reissued with ...
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Which country is the best to incorporate business for a freelance developer?

I heard from many people that Gibraltar has good taxation. You should check it out. Others opened a company in Germany as it has a great refunds and benefits for companies. The third group opened ...
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Do I have to report income for small jobs?

You are supposed to report all income earned from all sources. Your tax liability will depend on many other factors. I am not a lawyer or an accountant. It will be best to discuss with a tax ...
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Should I add VAT to an invoice for 2 days freelance work in the UK?

In the UK, domestic work is VAT-exempt if you don't meet the income threshold for VAT (currently £82,000). If they ask for your VAT number for tax purposes, simply state that you are not registered ...
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Hiring a non-USA freelancer through Upwork

No - You do not need to fill out a W8 because it is for the Freelancer who will be getting payment (directly in his/her account) via Upwork. Because he/she will be earning there, it's his/her source ...
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If using Gumroad, is there still a need to become self employed in the EU?

Yes to the question title, no to the question in the text. Gumroad simply deals with the EU VAT paperwork for you, nothing else. Registering as self-employed, filing taxes with HMRC etc. is all a ...
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EU resident working as a contractor in the US

I'm not a tax professional, which is who I think you really need to speak to. I do believe any form of US business (LLC, S-Corp, Sole Proprietorship, etc.) is going to require you pay US taxes. You ...
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Non-US citizen freelancing in the US remotely

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/us-companies-can-legally-hire-foreigners-living-other-rich-mba/ "Non Residents" “As a general rule, wages earned by nonresident aliens for services performed outside ...
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Determine income tax

Run, don't walk, to a local certified accountant. You need advice from a professional in this area. Time is running out on your 2014 taxes. The financial penalties can be significant if you have ...
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How do I invoice my client correctly in the UK?

From GOV.UK: You must register for VAT with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) if it goes over the current registration threshold in a rolling 12-month period. This isn’t a fixed period like the tax year ...
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Pay - How To Claim Expenses

Hopefully there are some tax experts here as I'm not one! Ideally, the £50 (or the actual travel expense amount) should be entered as a reimbursement of an expense so that you aren't paying VAT that ...
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What should I know about taxes/VAT being a freelance artist?

Yes, they can pay you without a VAT number. Just tell them that you're not VAT-registered, and send them the normal details (bank account and sort code, or address to send a cheque to). If you earn ...
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Currently in a new freelancing partnership, advice to develop business

I like the way you and your friend think and operate, starting so young and using both your talents! I hope for your sake, it lasts for many, many years. But you need to start setting some rules. ...
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Elance / freelancer.com or the client - who is important for tax reasons?

I am not an accountant and I am not familiar with tax law in Germany but: As long as freelancer.com / elance.com properly account for any VAT that is being charged on the invoices, then their ...
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VAT Directive and Article 44 - Selling services outside EU

I'm not sure if it's the same for every EU country, but in Belgium: Yes, you have to include a clause on your invoice that explains why you are not charging VAT. It used to be that you had to point ...
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Should I expect a 1099

Whether or not a company issues a 1099 is their choice. If they do not wish to comply with that requirement, that is their business. In 2011 the IRS made filing 1099s more easily tracked. They added a ...
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Is there Bank account good for freelancers?

Not sure if I understood you correctly, but I've heard good things about the the Estonian e-residency in regards to e-businesses and banks.
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Invoicing Dutch clients from my Tennessee LLC

I've contacted a TN accounting firm, here's what they said: "You can put 0% tax rate on your invoice if you like, but the main thing is that the invoice should clearly show that it is an out-of-...
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