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Tektime and Italian taxes
Téma indítója: Sabine Weiten

Sabine Weiten
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 20:15
angol - német
Feb 22

Hi there,

I am translating books on the online platform Tektime at the moment.
However, I find it quite annoying that they are taking off the Italian taxes right away, but apparently they have to do so by law. There is a chance to claim it back, but either I am totally stupid or the explanation on how to fill in the forms is confusing.

Are there any translators here in the UK who have been through that particular mill and would be able to give me a helping hand wi
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Hi there,

I am translating books on the online platform Tektime at the moment.
However, I find it quite annoying that they are taking off the Italian taxes right away, but apparently they have to do so by law. There is a chance to claim it back, but either I am totally stupid or the explanation on how to fill in the forms is confusing.

Are there any translators here in the UK who have been through that particular mill and would be able to give me a helping hand with the form? I have written to the Italian authorities for clarification, but I think that might take ages before I will get an answer. If at all.

Many thanks,
Sabine
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Tom in London
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 20:15
Tag (2008 óta)
olasz - angol
Illegal Feb 22

Since you are resident for tax purposes in the UK and you are providing your services in the UK, in my opinion it is illegal for them to take tax from you. I would avoid working with those people.

[Edited at 2021-02-22 16:37 GMT]


 

Sabine Weiten
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 20:15
angol - német
TÉMAINDÍTÓ
not convinced that it really is illegal Feb 22

Well, that is on their website:

Italian law, in the case of physical persons (individual), requires us to apply the withholding tax indicated in the invoice.

SUBJECTS RESIDENT IN ITALY:
We will send an annual certification report to use in your tax return.

SUBJECTS NON-RESIDENT IN ITALY:
If you meet the necessary requirements and if your country has entered into an agreement to avoid double taxation, you can request the refund of that amount. Al
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Well, that is on their website:

Italian law, in the case of physical persons (individual), requires us to apply the withholding tax indicated in the invoice.

SUBJECTS RESIDENT IN ITALY:
We will send an annual certification report to use in your tax return.

SUBJECTS NON-RESIDENT IN ITALY:
If you meet the necessary requirements and if your country has entered into an agreement to avoid double taxation, you can request the refund of that amount. All information regarding the procedure to be followed can be found here:

https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/english/nse/Individuals/Double%20taxation%20relief/Conventions%20for%20the%20avoidance%20of%20double%20taxation/?page=individuals


I can't really see anything illegal. I have read before that someone said, once you manage to get this done, it is plain sailing after that (but I have to admit, that I did not copy that particular post, it was somewhere on FB)
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