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Freelance Net "Salary" vs Permanent Employee Net Salary - a Tough Decision

It is not always possible to compare these two options 1:1, but you would work it out like this: 600 x days per years obviously makes your gross income I assume it's 600 not including VAT. When it ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

There is a good answer here, on the official website of IND. As of 1 April 2017, highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Card holders, foreign students studying in the Netherlands, as well as scientific ...
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Turn into a freelancer and travel the world with a blue card

The Blue Card allows you to freelance, but your job must remain your main occupation. In other words, you can take freelance side gigs, but if you quit your job, you won't keep your Blue Card. If you ...
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Can i quit my current job and work as freelancer on EU Bluecard in France

No. An EU Blue Card gives highly-qualified workers from outside the EU the right to live and work in an EU country, provided they have higher professional qualifications, such as a university degree, ...
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Working as a freelancer in France

In this situation, could I work as a freelancer in the future, staying in France, but doing work for clients who are abroad? I think so: I'm doing that. Would I need any special permission from ...
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Working as a freelancer in France

You don't need anything to stay in France and work as a freelancer (no visa or permission needed). There are a few things that are going to be more complicated however: You need to take care of all ...
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Working as a freelancer as a recently returned French citizen having never worked in France before

The US-based French consulates have good resources for what a French national needs to do when repatriating to France. Here is the Los Angeles consular page for specifically this: http://consulfrance-...
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Doing freelance work in France--permission needed?

As @audionuma explained, if you are freelancing, you are effectively running a business as far as the law is concerned and you are expected to register accordingly. You also need to have a status ...
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Do I need to start a company in Spain in order to work remotely as a UK freelancer?

Yes, you do. According to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-spain-for-work, to qualify for a self-employed work permit you must: set up (incorporate) a company in Spain have the relevant licence ...
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Earning from social media while on a blue card

I am assumming that a "Nebentätigkeit" is not allowed on your Blue Card in general, otherwise you would not be asking. Germany defines working as, well... working. So if you generate passive ...
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Germany: Extending residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) after becoming self-employed

I have successfully extended my residence permit based on self-employment. I had to bring a bunch of papers (some helpful guidance can be found here, but be sure to consult local Ausländerbehörde (for ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

There are a number of questions here to be answered, tax being just one of them, especially if a wife and kids come to play. For example, you also need to check for health insurance, which may be ...
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Freelancing in the Netherlands when residing there with a work permit

A similar question was asked before. Please see my answer here. In principle, since March 2017 students, highly skilled migrants, and scientific researchers are given more room as entrepreneurs. ...
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Freelance visa in the UK

You would need to apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa but for that You must have access to at least £50,000 investment funds to apply. Closely related to: Can I get a UK visa as self employed?
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Do I need Impressum for a website while freelancing in Germany?

Yes, you’ll need to indicate all details as per § 5 DDG. Your site is a (vital) component in generating income, hence the nature of your site is businesslike (geschäftsmäßig). Merely posting your ...
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I am an American citizen freelancing in Germany. Can I keep my clients and move back to the US and work remotely?

Depends on what your clients wish. A German client, especially a small company, may be unwilling to go to the effort of hiring contractors from the US. Contracts get more complicated, taxes get more ...
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Self-employed "Highly skilled migrant" in Netherlands

I'm not a lawyer so take my answers with pinch of salt. Answers: You can be "self-employed" and use an umbrella company to have legal rights to stay in NL. The umbrella company even will ...
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Freelancing in Germany: Where to Start

There are several ways to become a freelancer, depending on which kind of business you are going to start. Some jobs are classified as Freier Beruf, which basically means that you only have to pay ...
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W9 for French-US Freelancer Working in France but Contracting with US Companies

Yes. As a US citizen, you are a US person, and should fill out W-9 instead of W-8BEN to provide your Social Security Number. You can put a foreign address on the W-9, as per the answer to this ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis and Freelancing in DE

Do I have to inform the Finanzamt immediately? Or can I continue for few months and then inform Finanzamt couple of months later? You need to declare your business to the Finanzamt by filling the ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis and Freelancing in DE

Short answer: Yes, yes and no. Penalties are unknown. You are strongly advised to use a tax advisor (Steuerberater), since you don't seem to know how these things work. Long answer: Summary from Blog ...
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Policy for freelance work in Germany for people with another main employment

You can have multiple jobs there is no law against it. One or more of them could be working self-employed ("Selbstständiger"/"Freiberufler") or for your own company. Not every profession can be "...
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I'm an American journalist in the UK on a tier 2 sponsored visa. If I leave my work, can I go to the Schengen area as a visitor?

You can certainly enter the Schengen area for up to 90 days (the actual maximum length depends on how many days you've spent there in the 179 days before entering and on the distribution of those days ...
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Do USA citizen working as a contractor in Canada need to register anything in either USA or Canada?

The other answers so far have focused on the US citizen aspect, especially the tax aspect, which is important but at least equally or, in my opinion as a Canadian, more so are the Canadian and (this ...
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Do USA citizen working as a contractor in Canada need to register anything in either USA or Canada?

One thing to be aware of is if you are self-employed and you live overseas, you may still be required to pay self-employment taxes in the US, including Social Security. This would need to be paid ...
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Taxes working remotely from Portugal or Spain for an Irish company

KPMG show the tax bands for each countries: Spain €0 to €12,450 is taxed at 19% €12,450 to €20,200 is taxed at 24% €20,200 to €35,200 is taxed at 30% €35,200 to €60,000 is taxed at 37% €60,000 and ...
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What visa should freelancer without education apply if employer wants him to temporary work in USA?

You actually can not apply for any work visa in the US. Your employer can apply for a visa for you (probably H1B). The only visa you could apply for is a tourist visa that explicitly prohibits you ...
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Legal status of telecommute work in Mexico (with a temporary resident status)

When we applied for residency before moving to Mexico from New Zealand in 2016 we asked the consulate (during our interviews) about the need for work permits and explained that I wanted to work ...
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Freelancing in Germany when earning only little income

This is from a German insurance carrier, AOK: In Germany, the marriage partner and children can also be insured (dependent coverage) over the member without any contribution being due, as long ...
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