View topic - Canadian freelancer to work in UK w/ EU passport. Tax advice. Hi Michael, Thank you so much for replying back to my inquiry.
I am indeed a Canadian resident. Although, I worked in Amsterdam for all of 2009, I filed taxes as a resident of Ontario, and paid taxes on my foreign income. I also worked in Amsterdam part of 2010 (January to May) and I've also thought about claiming non-resident for this period for my 2010 tax return, but this may prove to be complicated since I still have Canadian bank accounts, a health card, drivers license and my stuff in storage in Ontario... Just so I'm clear on what you stated. If anybody else can recommend where I may be able to track down if this is possible to do (work as a Canadian consultant in London and not register a business there), I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance again, Working in Canada for UK employer - British Expats.
Quote: I'm in a similar position (consultancy but not IT).
I started working for the UK company as a freelancer when I'd been in Canada for a couple of years. I considered setting up a company but discovered that a company needs more than one customer (a regulation that, I believe, was created to stop funny business in the IT industry). There would also have been lots of paperwork (GST returns etc). In the end I just went down the self-employed route. More recently I have been working for the company on a permanent basis. One thing to be wary of if, like me, you find yourself outside the PAYE system. Freelancer payment from UK client - British Expats. Working remotely for a UK-based company (again) : London Mike - British Expats.
You don't need a payroll provider, in fact as a self-employed person you don't even need a payroll at all iirc unless you've got other people working for you.
You get a business number, say you're self-employed. You invoice the UK company, the GST is zero-rated because you're exporting a service. They pay the invoice, you declare the income on your T1 and T2125. After the first year the CRA requires you to do installment payments. That is the simplest way of doing it. EI is not payable by self-employed people, but CPP is, which is one of the purposes of T2125. - loads of other info if you poke around their website. One mistake a lot of small businesses make is not getting a GST number because they're under the limit, they think this makes life easier. GST returns for small businesses are easy because you only have to do an annual return and it is to your benefit to do GST because you can claim input tax credits. You should always be GST registered, imo. Freelancer in Canada invoicing UK company - British Expats. Freelancing for UK company as PR in Canada - British Expats.
Hello everyone I have had a good look around the forums and found lots of information - some of it useful, and some quite old.
I am trying to clarify what I need to do in the following scenario. We are moving to Canada in July on PR visas. How do I account for overseas subcontractors? Dear Contractor Doctor I have been contracting through my own contractor limited company for just over two years, and I am now seeking to expand.
This has included actively taking on web development and SEO work for clients, which I will be invoicing for through my limited company. I am looking to engage with an Indian supplier to help with completing development tasks. I have agreed a project cost and/or hourly rate depending on the task. But what I am less sure about is how I record the transaction. What a client needs to know about contract law. Having an understanding of the principles of contract law is essential for clients hiring contractors.
The first thing to bear in mind is that contractors are not employees; they are like any other supplier and should be treated as such. So, although this means contractors don’t have employment rights, they are protected by contract law. Most client organisations will have specialists who deal with the legal and financial side of managing contractors. Typically, those specialists will be the in the finance or accounts department, the human resources or personnel function or even the agency that has recruited and supplied the contractor in the first place.
However, client project managers who have a basic understanding of the nature of the contractual arrangement with their contractors are much better equipped to spot problems before they become issues. What is a contractor contract? Clients should note that verbal contracts are also legally binding.