issuing invoices if someone is not self-employed
Thread poster: Piotr Łazorko

Piotr Łazorko
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Sep 6

I have I question-Can I make out an invoice to a customer if I am not self-employed in Poland yet?

Many thanks for your invaluable information


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Maija Cirule  Identity Verified
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Sep 6



[Edited at 2017-09-06 15:38 GMT]


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Maija Cirule  Identity Verified
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Piotr Łazorko wrote:

I have I question-Can I make out an invoice to a customer if I am not self-employed in Poland yet?

Many thanks for your invaluable information


You must be a taxpayer - a person or organization (such as a company) subject to a tax on income and have an Identification Number, a reference number issued by a government to its citizens


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Natalia Pedrosa  Identity Verified
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I don't know it it exists in Poland Sep 6

...but in Spain there is a company named Factoo that allows you to raise invoices without being registered in the tax office.

Good luck!

Natalie


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Piotr Łazorko
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freelancer Sep 6

Correct me if I am wrong-Right now I am freelancer without my own business activity.
I am a Polish taxpayer and I can work on a fee-for-task agreement where you have to pay taxes and social security premiums or on a contract for a specific task agreement.
So in this case I still cannot issue invoice. Am I right?

How can I cooperate with them?

Many thanks in advance

[Zmieniono 2017-09-06 14:21 GMT]


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Piotr Łazorko
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I have found something Sep 6

https://useme.eu/en/secure-payment/start/


I have to explore more in depth.
It might be some option..

"Collect payment online
You can collect payments from Your Clients and issue invoices without setting up a company."


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Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
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The invoice is not the problem Sep 6

I think you need to wait for some answers from Polish colleagues (or colleagues who know about the rules in Poland). Normally, I'd think it's simply a matter of issuing an invoice, receiving the money and declaring it for tax purposes. But, of course, the details will be different from country to country.

A service like useme.eu won't solve your problem because how you receive the money (ie. after writing an invoice or through useme.eu) won't make a difference – you're issuing an invoice in both cases.

Your real question should be "Can I start taking on work if I am not self-employed yet?", not "Can I write an invoice if I am not self-employed yet?".


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Piotr Łazorko
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yes, you are right Sep 6

Thomas Pfann wrote:

I think you need to wait for some answers from Polish colleagues (or colleagues who know about the rules in Poland). Normally, I'd think it's simply a matter of issuing an invoice, receiving the money and declaring it for tax purposes. But, of course, the details will be different from country to country.

A service like useme.eu won't solve your problem because how you receive the money (ie. after writing an invoice or through useme.eu) won't make a difference – you're issuing an invoice in both cases.

Your real question should be "Can I start taking on work if I am not self-employed yet?", not "Can I write an invoice if I am not self-employed yet?".


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Country specific Sep 6

Thomas Pfann wrote:
I think you need to wait for some answers from Polish colleagues (or colleagues who know about the rules in Poland). Normally, I'd think it's simply a matter of issuing an invoice, receiving the money and declaring it for tax purposes. But, of course, the details will be different from country to country.

You can do that in the UK, but not in France of Spain - those countries I know about. In those two, you can work through a factoring company (if that's the word - portage in French) and that might be fine with clients, but they do of course charge for their services..


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Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
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With Thomas Sep 6

Thomas Pfann wrote:

The invoice is not the problem

Your real question should be "Can I start taking on work if I am not self-employed yet?", not "Can I write an invoice if I am not self-employed yet?".


You should either check the relevant regulations in your country yourself or ask a professional or local tax office.


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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Polish law only is relevant here so only answers relating to Poland will be relevant.

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Your tax office would have the answers to any questions on invoicing. Some relevant issues might relate to part-time freelancing under Polish law, invoicing technicalities (Polish invoices, EU invoices, invoices sent outside the EU, withholdings and VAT), tax registration requirements for a freelance business if any... as the colleagues have already said, we can only SHARE experiences for the countries we know. Advice has to be qualified. Then work around what they tell you.

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