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USA TAX Question: Can I write off foreign freelancers

dubie217
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USA TAX Question: Can I write off foreign freelancers

I live in the United States and have hired several freelancers on Freelancer.com, Odesk, and Elance over the last year, all of which are from over seas. For Tax purposes, I am just getting started and have not created a INC or LLC, but just operating under my name. Can I write the payments to my freelancers off as payroll or something similar? If so, do I need to have them sign any forms? Please let me know and any advise would be great. Thanks.
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bartko09
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I've always paid them through paypal so that a 'receipt' is generated. I keep that and write it off as a business expense.
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dubie217
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Yes, I pay through paypal as well. I have good records of all payments made so I guess this would be sufficient. Thanks.
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