I live in the UK and have just graduated and was recently offered some translation work (ENG>TUR) by a company in Germany. They said that in order to pay me I would need to register as self-employed with the HMRC, which I did the week before last. I know I won't be earning over the amount for which I'll need to pay tax. I've completed the translation and now need to send an invoice. Are there any specific guidelines for how to draw up an invoice when sending it to Germany? Can I use the Pay Pal invoicing tool? The Pay Pal invoice includes a section for entering tax- do I need to calculate tax? If so, how? Does this even apply?
Apologies for how garbled and dim this all sounds, but I really have no clue about where to start!
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