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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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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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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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I am a US citizen living in the US, can I freelance for a UK company?

It is perfectly acceptable to work from the US for a UK company. You will need to invoice the UK company from a US entity (either Inc or self-employed), paying the taxes at a state and federal level ...
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Should I include gratis overtime on an invoice?

Though I understand your view, I would strongly advise against displaying free hours on your invoice. It could just as easily be viewed as a passive-aggressive move, which is the exact opposite of ...
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Non- Vat Invoice? How to invoice?

That gov.uk link is a very good one. There are some non-government sites which also give advice on running a small business and others which have templates for invoices. This Google Doc lists all the ...
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Can I invoice an international customer without being a registered VAT company?

They can ask, but if you do not have one then you do not have one. It is not mandatory for a company to be VAT registered if you are a small company. I think the limit is about 80k a year before you ...
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UK (HMRC) Do I need to register as "self employed" if already under Self Assessment

This question is a bit older now - but I see it come up a lot and wanted to answer it 'properly'. There is a separate process for registering as a sole trader with HMRC in the UK, so yes, you will ...
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Can a client sue when I removed the work I did after they didn't pay

When they say they will take legal actions, then so should you. Get lawyered up! I am not a lawyer and can not provide reliable legal advise. But I believe that it might not be a good idea to undo ...
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Put rent costs as expense when working from home in UK

There are all sorts of considerations that you need to factor in... I'd suggest that, as you are renting a room, you'd have difficulty in meeting the "wholly and exclusively" test for part of it... ...
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If am living in the UK (and a UK citizen) and working for a company in Germany, what taxes do I need to pay?

As a UK Resident, you will be liable for UK tax on all your income, whether it’s from the UK or abroad. https://www.gov.uk/tax-foreign-income/residence However, if you are working as an employee for a ...
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Client non-payment for client's client hosting (UK)

I wouldn't directly pull the plug. I'd contact BigCorp about the situation, inform them that Intermediary failed to pay and that you will have to pull the plug. BigCorp likely pays more than 8000 on ...
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Can I issue this UK client an invoice without their tax number?

You should talk to your tax adviser. If you invoice a client from another EU country, you have to submit a "recapitulative statement" (Zusammenfassende Meldung). For this statement you will need the ...
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If I set up as self employed, will my current employer be notified of this?

If I set up as self employed, will my current employer be notified of this? No. You might have a change in tax code from HMRC, but your employer has no right to question it. The industries are ...
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What kind of contract and where to get it from?

You didn't give enough details about your project. You can take a look at professional software development contract here: https://isotope11.com/docs/Software_Development_Agreement.pdf Or just ...
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working from UK as a freelance for company in France

Your situation falls under the European Union VAT system. In that category most freelancing should be a B2B service, which means the customer pays VAT in their country, i.e. you invoice without VAT ...
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Do I charge VAT for work I do for UK clients (I am US-based)?

Answering my own question, in case anyone has this issue in future. I sent a query to the UK tax authority (HMRC) who responded as follows: "As you are providing supplies to a UK business from ...
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Company want me to invoice them through an Umbrella company, and not directly- how can I ensure I get paid?

A viable contract between you and a client should at least contain: The exact work you're responsible for and the definition of done. The agreed rate and who is responsible for taxes. The way and ...
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Ongoing software support UK - Should I charge a call out fee?

Although I do not create software for my clients, I do provide support. I have a driving rate, as well as a work rate. If the client is outside my city limits, I charge $60/hr driving. This is ...
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I am a US citizen living in the US, can I freelance for a UK company?

The regulations that tend to apply are typically guided by where the work is performed. Since you would perform the work in the US, then you are applicable to US laws (thus ensure you register ...
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Experienced IT contractor to become a freelancer

There is no simple answer to that, it's basically about making a name for yourself, building a network and getting noticed. Linkedin worked great for me, by slowly posting good content I got invited ...
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If am living in the UK (and a UK citizen) and working for a company in Germany, what taxes do I need to pay?

I understand where and to whom you pay taxes depend on how and where you're registered as a taxpayer. In my case, I'm a tax-payer resident in the the UK (Mexican nationality). My clients are from the ...
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Finalising the estimate when work is nearly complete

I would try to bring this to the contact person as soon as possible. Here is how I will approach this: My expectation will be: Be ready to cut the losses and accept the agreed price if they do not ...
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Using goods bought abroad as business expense (based in UK)

Yes, you can. You only need to issue VAT when you're VAT registered, which is what you do when you earn over a certain amount. Im not sure what it is, but its pretty high. I think you might be getting ...
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Company want me to invoice them through an Umbrella company, and not directly- how can I ensure I get paid?

First off, check your contract with the agency. If the contract is with you, then they should be paying you. Failure to do so is a breach and you can start the process of threatening court (although ...
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Do I charge VAT for work I do for UK clients (I am US-based)?

I'm pretty sure you DO have to collect and pay VAT if the sale takes place in the EU. https://quaderno.io/blog/what-you-must-know-about-vat-if-you-have-customers-in-europe/ All the app stores for ...
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Non- Vat Invoice? How to invoice?

Some excellent help can be found on the gov.uk site which, I have to be honest, is the first result when you google for "UK invoice". Getting the info from a government website is always more reliable ...
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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?

You should have a EU-VAT number. This number should be on any invoice. Your clients can check its validity Here: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/ IF you do not have such a number, get one ...
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