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Taxes when working from Sweden

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Patrik G Member Since: Sep 22, 2018
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Hi all!

Can someone working as a translator from Sweden tell me how you pay your taxes?

I would like to get answers to the questions:

-What kind of company do you have?

- Do you use the invoices from Upwork or do you make your own?

-Do you pay VAT? I read somewhere that translators in Sweden working with a client in the EU don't have to pay VAT. Maybe it was just a dream Smiley Happy

- How do you book it? As detailed as possible.

Thanks for any help/Patrik

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Emelie L Member Since: May 3, 2020
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Hi Patrik!


did you figure this out? I am starting myself right now as a freelancer and would love to know how it works when you work from Sweden. 


How did you do it?

Have a great day!


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Patrik G Member Since: Sep 22, 2018
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I send my own invoice (through chat) in adition to the inoice the client gets from Upwork. This is only for tax reasons. If  your client is a company in the Eu with a VAT number you don't have to charge VAT. If the client is an ordinary person in the EU you do have to chare swedish VAT. I am not sure how it works with clients outside of the EU.