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IT Contractor in BC, Canada on 2 year visa - options for getting paid?

I have been offered an IT contract in BC, Canada - my first contract here in Canada. I have recently moved here from UK on a 2 year working holiday visa. I have my SIN and am free to work anywhere. ...
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First time IT contractor, not UK resident, Umbrella or Limited Company?

Will be starting my first IT developer contract soon lasting 3 months, 260 per day, I don't intend to have another contract until at least 9 months after this first contract. Having read in depth the ...
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Do I need a W-8BEN if I pay non-US citizens via PayPal?

I am getting most of my information from this page: http://www.kahnlitwin.com/blogs/tax-blog/form-1099-requirements-for-foreign-workers I pay both US citizens and non-US citizens as independent ...
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US based company engaging independent contractor in the UK

If a US-based company engages a citizen and resident of the UK to be an independent contractor, is the US-based company responsible for paying any taxes in the UK, or is payment of taxes on the ...
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Hired with W-9, will I owe estimated tax quarterly?

I heard different opinions on this matter from different articles and different tax experts, so could someone set the record straight? I'm currently contracted with this company. I had filled out a ...
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USA taxes for foreign contractor- FW8BEN FORM

I work as an independent contractor (providing personal engineering services) from India for a a USA based company. I receive around 15000$ yearly directly credited to my Indian bank account. I ...
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Filing Taxes for Two Separate Jobs Being Worked at the Same Time?

I have a standard office job and I am looking to Uber at the same time. I just recently started the office job and plan to start working as a driver in the next few days. I am curious how am I ...
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Whats the best way to convert a contractor's rate to an employee's rate [duplicate]

Whats the best way to convert a contractor's rate to an employee's rate
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UK Resident exploring freelance work for a Swiss Company

I'm not currently registered as self-employed but have been offered a work opportunity by a Swiss Company, working from my home in the UK, on an hourly rate. How can I work and pay my NI / Tax ...
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Remote Contractor & Taxes

I'm not a US citizen (I studied there for over 10 years), and I'm currently living in my native south america. The company I used to work for in-house in the US now contracts with me, so that's been ...
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Where do I pay income tax and how?

When I was in the US before, I worked for a company as a independent contractor under 1099. Now I've come back to India, and I am still working for that same company. The company deposits my pay in my ...
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Implications of freelancing as an independent contractor from India for a U.S. company?

I have an independent contractor agreement and am paid by a U.S. company in dollars after I invoice them. I have the following questions. I am in India, and am working from India for the client. Do ...
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Can money paid to an independent contractor be split among subcontractors as deductible business expenses?

I currently work in a small freelance programming group in the United States that is not set up as any sort of corporation or LLC. Essentially we are just individuals acting as a small programming ...
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Which type of company accounts to choose for LTD tax return?

I'm trying to file a File company's annual accounts on Companies House WebFilling website, however I've the following type of accounts: Abbreviated Accounts These audit exempt accounts are ...
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Working remotely from Canada for a US company. How to get paid?

I am a Canadian who just landed a (short-term contract) job working remotely for a US company. Since this happened through a (US) recruiter, my employer would pay the recruiting firm, who would pay me....
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Can we legally pay my fiancee's mother as a sub-contractor with cash only?

My fiancée and I used to deliver paper routes. A year or so ago we decided to drop the route and transfer it to his Mother who has since been doing the job. The checks are still in my fiancée’s name, ...
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Candian citizen working for USA company staying in Canada

I am a Canadian citizen. What legalities do I need to follow if I take up a full time remote job offer from a company in USA? Also, how does the answer change if the job offer is in USA (remote) but i ...
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Would I need to keep track of 1099s?

I run a small business and am looking to pay some people to assist with sales as contractors. They would be paid via something like paypal, google or square. Do I still need to file a 1099 for each ...
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Income and taxes with subcontracting?

If I'm a 1099/independent contractor and I need to contract a sub portion of that work to another independent contractor, does that "income" get taxed twice? As in when I bill the work back to the ...
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Should my mother be an Independent Contractor or my Employee (for tax purposes) as she provides babysitting services to my young children?

My 65-year old mother lives with us in Florida, and she takes care of our two young children while my husband and I are at work. My husband and I pay my mother about $6,000 a year in cash, and we use ...
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Are there contracts for fixed pay vs. fixed pay rates?

Are there any contracts that simply pay you when/if you finish a specific project with no mention of a fixed pay/hour? If so, does this mean you can get paid under minimum wage if you take too long to ...
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US Tax exemption for Independent student contractor working from India

I am an undergraduate computer science student, resident and citizen of India, I'll be working as an Independent student contractor for a US based software company from my home country (India), during ...
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How to properly report income without 1099-MISC

I started a new freelancing job at the end of last year, and I've been paid thus far below the minimum for a 1099-MISC to be required (at least I believe so, it was one paycheck of $40). How do I ...
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Do I qualify for a personal 401-K Plan?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I qualify to set up a personal 401-k Plan? I am currently employed and make a full salary. I have maxed out my individual contribution in my personal IRA ...
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What are the consequences of IRS “reclassification” on both employer and employee?

To begin, let me clarify that this question is not about how to avoid IRS reclassification. I want a better understanding of the consequences when it happens. Here, I am referring to when the IRS ...
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How to fill out form W4 when I'm earning $1600 extra income per month?

August 22 was my last day at a job that paid $76,000 / yr. Afterward, that job is supposed to pay me $400 / wk for consulting for $1,600 / month. At the new job (which I started on Aug 26) I'm making $...
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Working for recruiter on W-2 vs. working for client on 1099?

My husband has been offered a job at a large company on the other side of the country. He told them he would commit to a long-term contract of up to two years, but that we did not want to move ...
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About to start being an Independent Contractor - Any advice on estimating taxes?

I am a grad student that is about to pick up 10-15 hours of independent contracting work per week. I work and live in Syracuse. I make $19,000 per year (pre-tax) as a grad student, and will make $25/...
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Tax considerations for outsourcing freelance work to foreign country

I've seen this asked a few different ways (closest was here), but I am looking to find out from the business's perspective, how to report (if necessary) the amount paid to a foreign contractor. My ...
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How can I prove to the IRS that I didn't receive income that an employer incorrectly reported?

I received a notice from the IRS a few days ago regarding my 2012 filing. One of the companies I contracted for filed paperwork stating they paid me about twice what I actually received. It seems like ...
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As a UK entity, how to contract with a U.S.-based contractor? Implications for tax/VAT?

Being an organisation incorporated in the UK, if we wish to engage the services of a contractor living and working in the USA, what are the implications for e.g. tax and VAT? Do we need to pay the US-...
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Getting paid as a Mexican independent contractor doing work for a U.S. company?

I have been offered a remote job for a serious but small U.S.-based company. I am Mexican and I won't move to the U.S. The company tells me that hiring me as an employee would be a big problem for ...
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Does freedom to provide services allow me contracting in Germany without paying taxes there (but in my home EU country)?

The freedom to provide services is one of the fundamental rules of European Union. However, when considering contracting in Germany, I was informed I can't do that with my Polish single-person ...
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Canadian Contractor for US Company - Tax Forms

How are taxes handled in this case. I am a Canadian contractor doing all the physical work in Canada but the deliverables are sent digitally to a USA company who pays me by invoice. Do I need to ...
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As an independent contractor, should I always charge the client the GST/HST?

As an independent contractor, does my hourly rate determine if I should charge GST/HST to the client? Or should I charge it always?
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Will life insurance be a problem if I go from full time to contract and back to full time?

Currently, I have life insurance through my employer. If I leave the company and become an independent contractor, then after 2 years go back to full time with another employer that also offers ...
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Can my own corporation deduct my expenses even if I am a full time employee?

Say I decide to become a software developer contractor and open a corporation. So, I am allowed to write certain things off as corporation expenses (e.g restaurant bills, gasoline bills, etc.) Then, ...
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Should insurance pay me tax (hst) on top of the quote for home repairs?

I'm in the middle of an insurance claim for a flood at my house. Insurance gave us a quote for the repairs but we do not want to use their contractors because we have heard negative stories about them....
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Paying taxes on income earned in the US, but from a company based in Norway

I've recently begun work for a company based in Norway. Right now, I'm an "independent contractor" but in a few months I'll be made full time. I invoice them my hours on the 1st of each month, and I ...
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Will someone be disadvantaged working longterm as a Contractor vs Permanent Employee

What is the difference in the long run (when you compare at retirement) between a Contractor and a Permanent employee, assuming someone choses to work in one for their whole life? Will the pension be ...
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Salary equivalency: London vs Berlin

I am currently working as a Java Developer in a permanent role in Berlin with a €45k salary and I'm moving to London on August. Assuming this salary in Berlin reflects exactly my level of experience, ...
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Does a total due tax of over $1000 automatically get placed in a quarterly payment plan?

I work as a contractor and I'm filing through TurboTax this year in the US. I owe just over $1100 this year. I've always been in the green before this year - always received a refund. The report ...
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As a contractor, TurboTax Business-and-Home or Basic?

At what point is it worth it to use TurboTax's Business and Home package ($99) over the Basic package($35)? I worked as an independent contractor for a living last year, and I don't suspect there'll ...
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New to working as an independent contractor, what do?

I'm already in the independent contractor boat. So my next steps are to learn how to pay quarterly IRS payments (fun). Should I just follow the form or do I need to use a software tool to better ...
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Work as a contractor for my current employer rather than become a full time employee after my graduation for health insurance continued coverage

I intend to run my side business full time soon and was wondering whether it would be prudent to continue to be a contractor for my current employer rather than become a full time employee after my ...
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How do I compare contract hourly rates with permanent/employed yearly rates, (in UK)

I am thinking of contracting, but do not know how to compare contract (inside and outside IR35) with permanent rates, within the United Kingdom (specifically England). So far I have considered: That ...
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Can I write off expenses during a contract-to-hire period?

In a few weeks, I will be starting at a position where I will be a contract employee for 30 days and then hired on as a "normal" employee, assuming I meet the expectations of my new employer. I will ...
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Can a contractor (1099) with irregular monthly income hope to qualify for a mortgage?

My wife and I are looking at moving again and I'd like to buy if it's possible. I doubt it is, but I thought I'd give it a shot. My wife works a normal job and brings in a steady, consistent paycheck....
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As a contractor - my right to substitution with IR35

Looking at IR 35 compliance : http://www.contracteye.co.uk/ir35_compliance_overview.shtml Substitution An important IR35 factor, you should ensure that your contract allows you to provide ...
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For an independent contractor, which is better: a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

As an independent contractor, I pay more taxes than someone who is on salary with a company. Given that, would I benefit more from a traditional IRA that will give me more tax savings now, as oppose ...