Unanswered Questions

56 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Post-Brexit: Am I supposed to register and charge UK VAT?

Something that has been unclear for me post-brexit. I am a sole proprietor located in the Netherlands and am providing a remote service (B2B) to a UK company. In 2020 during the brexit transition, I ...
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EU self-employed, UK client, post-Brexit, should I charge VAT?

I have a sole-proprietorship registered in Germany and provide services to my customers. I am currently in negotiations with a UK client. Now that the UK left the European Union and that deals have ...
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How can my S-Corp sign up to pay for health insurance on my behalf?

I have created an S-Corp for which I am the sole owner/employee. I understand, according to this article that as the owner of the S-Corp I cannot get health insurance tax-free, but if the insurance ...
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In Germany, can I invoice a client for freelance work without having a business registered?

Having already a job as employee in a German company, can one also do some freelance job without being registered as a freelance or as a company? The intention is not to open a proper company or ...
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What factors should I consider when pricing commercial use licenses for digital products that aren't software?

Most of the licensing questions I see on here are about software-type products. I'm asking about products such as pre-made templates, worksheets, planners, and illustrations. In other words, creative ...
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About IP for coding projects - How to protect your own boiler plate and helper scripts

I have a question about IP in freelancing. What types terms would you put in an IP agreement with a client to ensure that: Any code you use from your own code base (convenience code or frameworks) ...
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Do I need to register as a freelancer and where?

I'm german but living since 3 years in the Philippines. I work currently for a local company and have a working visa. Now I got a offer from a german company to work remote as a freelancer for them as ...
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How to offer services when organization is looking for an Employee

I am an independent contractor and recently saw a job posting for the same work I do as a contractor. I do not want to be an employee but would like the organization to know that I specialize in that ...
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I'm an Extreme Programming (XP) Agile Coach. Does it make sense to apply to companies looking for Scrum Masters?

I can generalize this question to, "I'm knowledgeable in this methodology that is relatively rare in the market, yet respected (to those that have heard of it). Does it make sense to reach out to ...
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upwork.com customer disappeared, I would like to do the same to the project

I am new on the upwork.com . I had a micro-project on it. The project was written out as a 4.5 hours long work. On the proposal description it was clear that it can be done in that time. So I applied ...
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I was robbed by Upwork, what do I do?

I've been happily using Upwork three years ago as a freelancer. Recently I've logged in again and tried as a client. I had one contract performed successfully and had money in escrow for the second ...
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UK based Freelancer, my client wants to pay in EUR. I have a personal EUR account in Spain

I am resident in the UK, I am a freelancer and my client wish to pay in EUR. I have been checking different options for getting paid in my current Business account or either create a Foreign Currency ...
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I am about to start bidding for SQL Server/database projects on Upwork/Fiverr but not sure if my software is compliant

I will mostly be doing report development using SSRS and Crystal Reports. And some SSIS and T-SQL query writing. Maybe some performance tuning of their systems. I have the free 2019 SQL Server ...
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Client not amenable to invoicing of third party client onboarding

They prefer to have me bill at the end of the project, and are claiming that it makes it harder to bill their third party clients for their project if I'm sending multiple invoices. Thoughts? I need ...
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From a company/manager's perspective, what are the advantages of hiring a consultant over a FTE?

I've run into a lot of situations where company's and directors/CEOs/etc. are either on the fence about hiring a contractor/consultant, or against the idea. In these situations, they're thinking about ...

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