[tpm] Cross-border contracting
bulk at blit.ca
Fri Aug 2 13:01:59 PDT 2013
Thanks everyone for their advice. In particular, I didn't know about
the US tax form, so that's good to know.
I do have an accountant who (I *think*) is knowledgeable in this sort
of stuff so I'll check with him.
On 13-07-31 02:32 PM, Digimer wrote:
> You *really* need to speak to a certified accountant. These are not small questions and the answers
have non-trivial legal implications. You should not rely on the advice
of lay-public for this, no matter how otherwise-talented the giver of
advice may be.
> If you don't have a CA, I can give you the name of my CA.
Alternatively, ask anyone in business who you trust for their CA's
> Good luck and congrats on the contract!
> On 31/07/13 14:10, Chris Reuter wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> I seem to have gotten a small contract with an American company.
>> Since a lot of people here do cross-border contracting, I was hoping
>> to get some advice.
>> My specific questions are (in no particular order):
>> 1. Should I incorporate?
>> 2. Is it true that I can operate a sole proprietorship in my own name
>> without needing to register anything?
>> 3. Will I need to charge the customer (who is American) HST? (The
>> point is moot right now because it's not enough money to qualify, but
>> I'm curious.)
>> 4. Is there a preferred method of payment?
>> 5. Do I need insurance?
>> 6. Are there any tax gotchas I need to watch out for?
>> 7. Do you have any other advice and/or pointers to resources?
>> Thanks in advance,
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