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Self Employment income from foreign source

I am a US resident and do freelancing work for several companies and file a Schedule C.  One such company is located in the UK and pays me in British Pounds, which I convert to US Dollars through my PayPal account.  I of course report the income from the UK company as income on my schedule C, however, do I need to report that income to the UK as well?  As mentioned, I am a US resident, never physically working in the UK.  I am not an employee of this company, I only do freelancing work for them as an independent contractor.  They do not report the money they pay me as any sort of wages.  Thanks for any advice!

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pk
Level 15
Level 15

Self Employment income from foreign source

@Vze1zaom , UK ( and  most countries ) taxes income on residents unlike US ( which taxes world income  on citizens/ Immigrants ).  Since your work is done in the USA and you are neither a citizen/ ordinarily resident of UK, your income is taxed ONLY by the USA.  There is no reporting requirement to UK  ( contracting entity would be showing the amounts as labor  contract expenses ).  

My reference in this  US-UK tax treaty ( available at www.irs.gov, search for tax treaties) and  UK  --HM Inland Revenue web page.

 

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Self Employment income from foreign source

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pk
Level 15
Level 15

Self Employment income from foreign source

@Vze1zaom , UK ( and  most countries ) taxes income on residents unlike US ( which taxes world income  on citizens/ Immigrants ).  Since your work is done in the USA and you are neither a citizen/ ordinarily resident of UK, your income is taxed ONLY by the USA.  There is no reporting requirement to UK  ( contracting entity would be showing the amounts as labor  contract expenses ).  

My reference in this  US-UK tax treaty ( available at www.irs.gov, search for tax treaties) and  UK  --HM Inland Revenue web page.

 

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Self Employment income from foreign source

Yes, thank you so much!

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