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Invoicing US from Spain
Thread poster: J. Calzado

J. Calzado
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Jan 15, 2003

I am a Spanish translator living in Spain and I have no idea how to invoice an US agency from Spain. I believe EU freelancers do not have to apply VAT for USA clients, do we? Is any tax to be applied? It is also very tempting not to declare anything in Spain. Could anyone give any advice on this? Thank you all.

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Consult a tax advisor for a precise answer Jan 15, 2003

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On 2003-01-15 10:22, JCD wrote:

I am a Spanish translator living in Spain and I have no idea how to invoice an US agency from Spain. I believe EU freelancers do not have to apply VAT for USA clients, do we?


Not that I\'m aware of (and I have invoiced US clients from Germany).



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Is any tax to be applied? It is also very tempting not to declare anything in Spain. Could anyone give any advice on this?



That one is simple, even though I have no idea about Spanish taxation - sounds like tax evasion to me...

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OlafK
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It is definitely tax evasion... Jan 19, 2003

...and not a very intelligent idea to discuss this in a forum on the Internet.

[ This Message was edited by:on2003-01-20 01:50]


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Adrian Woods
Spanish to English
Tax Status - Billing U.S. Jan 29, 2003

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On 2003-01-15 10:22, JCD wrote:

I am a Spanish translator living in Spain and I have no idea how to invoice an US agency from Spain. I believe EU freelancers do not have to apply VAT for USA clients, do we? Is any tax to be applied? It is also very tempting not to declare anything in Spain. Could anyone give any advice on this? Thank you all.





No VAT, no withholding if you claim (and are eligible for) \"Non Resident Alien\" status.



Look up \"Non Resident Alien\" status on the US IRS site and that will give you an idea of where you stand with the US Inland Revenue.



The Spanish \"Hacienda\" website will tell you everything you to know about your relations with it: i.e. if it sees unexplained monies flowing into your bank account from abroad it might be curious.



Its definition of tax residency status is that if you perform the work from your \"establecimiento\" in Spain it must be declared.



Adrian Woods

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