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Applying for work in US as a Non-Resident

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I am interested in applying for work in the US and approaching employers and then working under a contractor agreement. The impression given is that this is similiar to being a digital nomad and that it is easy. My understanding is that I would need to do the following

1. Setup an LLP

2. Get a physical business address

3. get an EIN for the cmpany

4. Get a bank account

5. Get a payment processor. 

It seems easy. Anyone have any issues with this approach from a tax or legal point of view or are there any traps out there. 

 

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By marie123
12th Sep 2021 14:59

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By Matrix
12th Sep 2021 15:12

Why do you need a US entity to do this? Can’t you just apply?

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By Leywood
12th Sep 2021 15:39

Number (1) should have read
‘take paid for advice from professionals’

Bumping a post less than 24 hours after posting, especially on a weekend is a bit rich. Are the Accountants on here not allowed a day off from being asked to give free advice?

Although the rules of the site state you cannot rely on any responses as ‘advice’ and nor is this a forum that can provide legal info.

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By David Ex
12th Sep 2021 16:20

Marie Walshe wrote:

Anyone have any issues with this approach from a tax or legal point of view or are there any traps out there. 

If you’re asking about US immigration, employment and tax law, I would suggest that a UK based accounting forum isn't likely to yield much useful information.

And, as Leywood correctly says, this site is not for people who need advice.

I would take US law very seriously and get proper tailored and paid for advice.

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By paul.benny
13th Sep 2021 09:17

+1

The US tax system has a reputation for being far more complex than the UK. You really do need a US specialist.

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By Tax Dragon
13th Sep 2021 09:25

Gettin' in is easy. It's escapin' that's hard. (Josey Wales.)

I had a client went to work for a year in the States. Not seen her since.

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