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Why do 100% remote jobs require employee to reside in state X?

CompanyX is based in North Carolina and is hiring employees. Even though the job is completely remote, they require that the person resides in NC. If it’s a job that’s 100% remote, then why do I have ...
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Contract states wage is a fixed sum plus respective statutory value added tax [closed]

What does it mean if a company in Spain agrees to pay a freelancer based in the UK “a monthly fee of 1000 euros plus the respective statutory value added tax” ? Can the company be charged VAT as well ...
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Can my US employer withhold tax if I'm not a US-resident/citizen working outside of the US?

I receive an offer from a company in the US to work as an independent contractor. I'm not a US citizen nor a US resident, I will be working online as a contractor from outside the US. Will I have to ...
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Germany: Big back payment from employer [closed]

I'm in a kind of ridiculous situation right now, but I can assure you that it is real =) I noticed that my employer forgot to apply my last raise, which was at the end of 2019. In addition to that, my ...
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My boss never made my fill out a w4 but pays me in checks. Will I end up having to pay taxes if he claims I work for him?

I’m 19 and started working for a guy in May of this year. He never gave me a w4, but paid me in cash for a couple weeks then started paying me in checks. He then said a few weeks ago that even though ...
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Disclosure of other employment

A friend I used to work for at a very small company reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to help them solve critical bugs and defects in an old application that they use and support. They ...
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Background Check Query Related to Late Tax Filing

So this year my attorney had filed my taxes but then COVID happened and he was sick/out of the country but in reality the online forms were never submitted. He finally hand mailed them in the month of ...
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Temporarily working remotely in a different state

Because of Covid the majority of my office has been working remotely since March. They are actually limiting the number of people that can come to the office to 25% of capacity, and you have to get ...
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Could I ask my employer to exchange my holiday vacation prize with something more relevant due to global travel shutdown?

Shortly after starting a new job last year, I won a non-specific vacation of my choosing to the tune of a few thousand dollars as a taxable benefit. Now that the pandemic has sort of shut down global ...
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Workplace still has me on their payroll and wont delete me

So a good majority of last year I worked in two workplaces. My main job and my part time job. During my employment in my part time job I remember that I had re-sign my contract and we were under new ...
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Why does it seem like companies are biased against Corp-to-Corp (C2C) contractors?

I am in Maryland, USA, and have worked as a consultant for close to two decades. Switching to C2C seems to be difficult and yet so many other companies are doing it. I don’t understand what I am ...
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Deductions and Salary... Asking the boss for an adjustment

Recently because of some conditions of the country (China) and taxes etc. my FINAL salary now is less than the previous year (around 20% less). I talked with the HR department and after some ...
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LTD FICA employer match

I receive long term disability (LTD) payments. The LTD policy allows me to work part time. The LTD disability payment I received monthly had an employee Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) ...
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IR35 changes in the private sector in UK and possible future scenarios [closed]

Because of the coming IR35 changes, both me and one friend (working for a different company) have been offered to become employees and our managers, in both cases, told us the company will probably ...
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Can avoid asking for a later start date?

I am very stressed with this, thus I kindly ask for any help available. I am working in Bavaria, Germany. I am seriously considering accepting an offer (should arrive by tomorrow) to work in London ...
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Is my employer paying me fairly? Going from 1099 to W2

I've been working as a 1099 employee for about 2.5 years on a side gig for $20/hr and now the company has to switch me to W2 at the same $20/hr rate. Shouldn't there be about a 20% change between ...
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Late payment/Boss seems like a pathological liar/Payment raise [closed]

I've come to the UK not a long ago (March 2019), and back then we had a small team (around 4 people). The other team members all left, over constant payment delays, so I ended up alone at the office ...
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First business - how to send sales taxes/income taxes [closed]

I created an LLC a couple of years ago and put the business to the side for a while. I am about to begin the process with it and had some tax questions. This business will most likely always be a ...
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Business sale payout mess [closed]

The small company I work for is potentially about to be sold (in the UK). I was meant to be getting share options sorted out, but was told that by the time they got around to sorting it out it would ...
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Do you need to sign physically on stamps in your contract other than dedicated sign places? [closed]

I know the following points, as a buyer To get stamp duty, before executing the contract. Sign off the contract. But I am not sure whether I need to sign my signature above stick stamps during ...
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My employer refuses to give me a w4 to change my withholdings [closed]

My employer refuses to give me a w4 form because they are mad because i claimed a workmans compisation
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Telecommuter tax burdens - California worker employed by a Pennsylvania company [closed]

I am a California resident working remotely for a Pennsylvania company. My bi-weekly pay stub shows withholdings for PA state unemployment insurance. I don't see any withholdings for either the ...
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For the same payrate, what difference exist between employees and contractors in terms of tax [closed]

This may sound silly but I think I may be under a misunderstanding. I understand that employers don't take off tax from a contractor, so they need to do it themselves. If employers take off tax for ...
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I just started a new job and I’m not sure if it is right they pay me in cash after I filled out a W-4

I just started a new job and my employer made me fill out a W-4 form but after I worked a week I was paid in cash. What should I do? Why did I have to fill out a W-4 form?
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Can a US Citizen work remotely in US from EU?

I'm a software engineer and I hold a dual citizenship, American and of an EU country. I currently work in the US but recently I have been contemplating returning to Europe while working remotely in ...
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California employee being misclassified as a contractor, what can I do about it?

I was hired as a graphic designer at a locally owned stationery store in California about a month and a half ago. From the start I knew something was kind of strange, as I was hired for full time but ...
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As a contractor, what information do you need from the company to complete tax? [closed]

I'm not very skilled at doing tax. I had worked as a contractor for a few different companies, and most have told me "as a contractor I'm responsible for doing my own tax". This isn't very clear to me ...
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Do un-contracted workers have to fill out W4?

I worked via verbal agreement, and have been paid with a check (from the business, not a personal check). I am now being asked to fill out a W4, but from my experience with this company I am very ...
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State and Federal tax will be paid by the company

Recruiter said that my rate is too high and proposed low rate, but they pay my taxes: Rate of $xx/Hr on W2(State and Federal tax will be paid by the company) I asked does it mean that I get ...
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Company asked to return tuition assistance. How to return the taxes paid? [closed]

In 2017, my previous company gave me a tuition assistance of $2900. I quit the job and found another one. Recently, in June 2018, the company sent me a letter asking to return the amount since I quit ...
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Is it ethical to ask about the state of my previous employer's income tax statement?

Over the Christmas period of last year I did some seasonal temporary work at my previous employer (who I had left a few months prior due to education commitments), but due to multiple failures (mine, ...
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Former employer did not send me the W-2 and is ignoring my emails. What to do?

I live in the US and I left previous employer on bad terms. It was a small startup company (~4 employees, a manager and a CEO). For those not familiar with the W-2 form, it is the total income ...
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Employer has my federal taxes as exempt - W4

I just noticed my employer isn’t taking out federal taxes and has me as exempt. When I brought it to their attention they said I must’ve accidentally checked the exempt box on my W-4. However, it’s ...
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Why can't I be paid outside of a pay run, when payroll have made an error?

I started a new job back in August and was placed on an emergency tax code for the first couple of months which resulted in paying more tax than I "should". The tax code was rectified in October but,...
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Employed as consultant in the UK by a US based company. Is this kosher?

I live in the UK and am looking for a new job. I have been approached by a US based company who have no UK subsidiary or presence. They want to offer me a job, but in order to get paid I will likely ...
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How to calculate VAT on already given daily rate? [closed]

As a contractor in the UK, I have been offered a daily rate of 500 from the recruitment agency who is the intermediary between me (Ltd) and the client. Do I add 20% VAT on top of that, i.e. charge 600 ...
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Remote work for US company as Canadian citizen

Lately i was approached by several recruiters for US based companies for positions they have opened locally. Two of them have assured me that there is no issues working as Canadian Citizen for US ...
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Is changing employment term contract and asking for a per project rate in current employment good? [closed]

I am working as a consultant in an organisation, I get good pay of which I save 80% even after living well. But I see there are some other consultants who get paid less but the difference is 10x in ...
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How to determine amount to be paid back if I was overpaid?

I was overpaid this month at work. I brought it up with my supervisors and I offered to pay back the difference. This happened because I was off ill for 2 days, and they did not deduct the pay for ...
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How do I calculate my current salary+benefits when looking for a new job? [closed]

I'm currently job hunting and need to understand what sort of salary range to look for in advertised jobs. Say my basic salary is £45,000. My work provide free lunches and my mobile phone so I ...
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Can I be a self-employed software developer in Germany? [closed]

I am freelance, and would like to return to Germany to work again. However, I will not work under AUG, because the deductions are so much. Googling shows that self-employed would be the best way, and ...
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Reduce limited company expenses when no trading

I'm software developer in the UK. By October last year I became a contractor and completed two assignments (2 to 3 months each), using my new limited company. For the last 3 months I was not working ...
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Agency requires that I create a business to accept contract work. Will I get in trouble with the law for doing this? [closed]

I recently accepted a job offer from a Staffing Agency after interviewing with the company. The agency says I must be Incorporated as a business (and specifically not a sole proprietor) in order to be ...
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I suspect my employer filled and signed my W-4

My employer didn't give me a W-4 to fill in on my first day of employment. My paycheck stubs list withholding amounts and a number for the dependents I'm claiming. I'm assuming my supervisor or HR ...
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No income while living off one's savings and working on personal projects looking into their feasibility as a business - is that being self-employed? [closed]

I'm leaving my job (embedded systems) for some travel, personal development and career pivoting. In that time, I can survive off my savings for about half a year, before I have to start making money ...
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Salary negotiation: How to explain the US tax system to the company in other country

I used to work and live in NYC. I got a verbal job offer in Shanghai, China and doing salary negotiation. They asked my latest monthly net salary (after tax), and said they will set my salary based ...
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Per diem and equal company benefits [closed]

I accepted a full-time job in august working in a city 25 miles from where I lived. Key word "lived". The project manager was well organized fair and provided us with water, snacks and sunscreen for ...
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Just got a job, what can my employer acquire with my personal information? [closed]

I've been a freelancing entrepreneur, basically a "hustler", for the past couple of years, but I applied for a job and got it. My employer has asked for my driver's license and Social Security number, ...
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Would it be inappropriate to use my workplace's postage machine to mail my tax returns?

I work in the United States; would be inappropriate or otherwise wrong for me to use my workplace's postage machine to send a first class letter for my tax returns? I know that sending personal mail (...
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I started working for a guy never filled out a W-4 and he is claiming to take taxes out of my check what should I do? [closed]

I started working for a guy never filled out a W-4 and he is claiming to take taxes out of my check what should I do?... I started working for a small carpentry business about a week and a half ago I ...
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