Re: [Web-Technology-of-Frederick] Starting as self-employed: any experience?

From: Matt B.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:40 PM


There are no sales taxes on consulting services in Maryland.

As to the issues with setting yourself up as self-employed, you have several options. They are:

  1. Just start doing it - you'll have to track it as income for tax purposes. You'll be treated as a sole proprietorship. Probably the easiest way to go.
  2. Set yourself up as a Limited Liability Corporation - helps with some of the liability issues and makes you look more like a "real" company.
  3. Set yourself up as a corporation - although I did it this way, I needed to because of some of the requirements for raising equity. You probably don't want to do this because it adds a lot of overhead that's not really needed in a one person shop.

I would just make sure you track your income and expenses for doing work and go the sole proprietorship route. If and when you decide to expand, you can always move up to an LLC or a corporation. My brother, John Burkhardt, is an attorney out of Baltimore, but I know there's plenty of good lawyers here in Frederick as well. My brother can be contacted at [address removed].

Good luck and please send me your resume / CV. Mostly interested in your abilities with CMS / PHP / design.



On[masked]:27, Max Mathieu wrote:

Hi all,
I am close to finally get my work authorization, and I'd like to setup the right things to be able to work as self-employed
I found plenty of information on, but I can't find if Maryland asks for sales tax on consulting services (tech consulting, web development)
Do you have experience with it or know a good lawyer that can help me with this whole procedure?
Thanks for your feedback, and have a good afternoon!


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