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Thread poster: Daniel Weston

Daniel Weston  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:53
French to English
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Mar 17, 2009

Hi, I am an American citizen and I have a question about accepting work from Euorpean translation agencies. What do I need/not need to provide them. For example, they have TVA, we don't so I'm assuming they don't have to charge that to me. Do I have to give them my SSN? Any help would be welcome!

Thanks!


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 02:53
German to English
VAT Mar 17, 2009

Hi Daniel - I'm a US citizen living in Mexico and I've been translating for European clients, including agencies, for about nine years now and have never had to submit any documents (other than the occasional confidentiality statement). I have had clients in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland and the invoice I send them has an entry that reads: VAT N/A - value added tax, not applicable.

[Edited at 2009-03-17 20:46 GMT]


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Laura Tridico  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:53
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French to English
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You don't have to provide anything in particular... Mar 17, 2009

Hi Daniel! There's no need to provide your SSN or anything like that, and you don't need to worry about VAT. Just provide a properly formatted invoice with your contact information and bank details for payment. If you have other questions you can message me directly.

Laura


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Daniel Weston  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:53
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Thank you both Mar 17, 2009

Thank you both for your responses. Laura - I sent you an email via regular mail.

Thanks again!
Daniel


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James_xia  Identity Verified
China
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A CV is usually required Mar 17, 2009

A CV is often needed. And they are very efficient and time-saving. If your CV is not what they want, you would not get a reply in most cases.

Good luck, Daniel.


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Daniel Weston  Identity Verified
United States
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Thanks Mar 18, 2009

Thank you James, that is certainly sound advice! But I already passed the CV and testing stages and now we're talking about how I will be paid and they were asking for some tax documents etc.

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