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Refund consulting (e.g. telling people that you can help them to locate lost or unclaimed money or property, in return for a fee or a percentage of the money claimed) is, as far as I'm aware, perfectly legal in both the US and Europe. There are multiple organisations doing it in the US; https://unclaimed.org/ And in the UK; https://unclaimedassets.co.uk/, ...


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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 financial records can't see the ultimate source of the income) what you'll need to do is incorporate a second anonymous LLC. You create a secondary company, which we'...


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In any creative venture, be it artwork, fiction writing, markup writing, coding, music, film.... the "work" is copyrighted and owned by the creator the moment it is created. There are only 9 ways the author "loses" rights to the work. William Fisher, of Harvard Law, has an excellent lecture on copyrights. Specifically Lecture 5 part 3 ...


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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 can't receive income in the US and not pay taxes in the US. A Sole Proprietorship is still a business entity even though it's only a single person. Similar to how ...


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I recommend talking to a US tax professional who has dealt with EU citizens. According to the IRS web site, the US has agreements with several countries to avoid double taxation. Here is one of their pages on the subject. https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/aliens-employed-in-the-us-social-security-taxes#:~:text=Wages%20paid%20to%...


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Several answers here assume US law. The OP asked specifically about international law. (I am not an expert in international law.) A better way of looking at this situation is to ask how enforceable are any rights? In the US, contracts and rights to software realistically have power to the extent that you are willing to go to court to protect them. If you can'...


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