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    Working in the US

    All,

    Sorry if this is a much asked question just that I need some advice.

    A colleague is emigrating to the USA in September and I want to retain his professional services. He will not have a green card until early next year, when he will set up a US company to contract through.

    In the meantime, can I get him to set up a UK company and invoice me through it even though he is working in the USA? What are the things he should be concerend about and needs to put in place to make sure he can work through his UK company - neither of us have had to do this before. Will the US system tax him or will it be fine for the first 6 months.

    Apologies if this is a repeat question.

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    Originally posted by archangelmichael
    All,

    Sorry if this is a much asked question just that I need some advice.

    A colleague is emigrating to the USA in September and I want to retain his professional services. He will not have a green card until early next year, when he will set up a US company to contract through.

    In the meantime, can I get him to set up a UK company and invoice me through it even though he is working in the USA? What are the things he should be concerend about and needs to put in place to make sure he can work through his UK company - neither of us have had to do this before. Will the US system tax him or will it be fine for the first 6 months.

    Apologies if this is a repeat question.
    ok, first, he can work through a UK company, it doesn't matter where they are providing the services from as long as it's not stipulated in the contract that they must be on site.

    second, what kind of visa are they using in the US? do they have an SSN or tax number or something? if the income is in the UK, and they have an SSN, they have to at least declare it to the IRS, but there's a treaty of some sort between the UK and US that if you've paid taxes in one place, you don't necessarily need to pay it in the other.

    i think you can actually setup a Delaware LLC without being a US Citizen and get an EIN (bank acount, etc) but you'll need to google that one.

    i stand to be corrected, but i don't think they're presence in the US is going to be too much of an issue, just where they declare their income (and who gets a piece)

    HTH

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