My understanding of UpWork is that it is easy to make payments across borders; what kind of corporate structures allows this?
I'm interested in setting up a US company that contracts to individuals based in other counties, and if possible, even employs them full time. I know this is possible, because in my country of residence (South Africa) there are a large number of people who work for US-based companies (though I do not know if they are salaried or contractual)
Looking at this investopedia article, it seems that an LLC can only have US citizens as permanent employess? Also, looking at a question on this site: Changing the address of an LLC and tax requirements, and assuming that an LLC allows for payments to international contractors, can I contract to international (i.e. South African) individuals in my personal capacity?