Invoicing US from Spain
Thread poster: Jesús Calzado Díaz

Jesús Calzado Díaz
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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.

Luigi Carletti
 

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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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... ▲ Collapse


 

OlafK
United Kingdom
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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.

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Adrian Woods (X)
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... See more
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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.



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Pamela Peterson  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:42
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Follow Up Question on VAT EU to USA Jan 29

Hello,
We are a USA based translation agency, and in 20 years working with translators all over the world, I've never had one ask me for our company tax ID number.

This is what she told us:

Due to VAT agreements between the US and the EU, I do not pay VAT, however, my accountant has to report all US companies I deal with to the tax authority, along with their tax numbers, to check certain tax-related matters. I am attaching a sample invoice to demonstrate what co
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Hello,
We are a USA based translation agency, and in 20 years working with translators all over the world, I've never had one ask me for our company tax ID number.

This is what she told us:

Due to VAT agreements between the US and the EU, I do not pay VAT, however, my accountant has to report all US companies I deal with to the tax authority, along with their tax numbers, to check certain tax-related matters. I am attaching a sample invoice to demonstrate what company data I need to state on my invoices.

I don't want to give her our company tax ID number, and don't believe we have to, but I am now curious and wonder if this is a standard practice now for translators working in the EU with USA clients?

Any info would be appreciated!
Pamela
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