Fee


This is the name that receives the appropriate remuneration addressed to an independent professional, for the services that he has provided to a third party. In general, this term is applied to those professional independent workers, also known as freelancers, such as doctors or lawyers.

According to the laws of each country, the State can withhold part of the taxes granted to the worker; If it is a domiciled legal person, that is, it is a company, the withholding may be between 5 and 10%, while, being a resident natural person, the charge would be between 1 and 8%.

The word honorary has its origin in the Latin word “honorarius”, a term that can be translated as “that serves to honor”. It is lexically composed of “honor”, a root that refers to the respect or fame of any entity, in addition to the suffix “-ary”, which determines belonging to something. Since its inception, it has been linked to those by profession and the relevance they have.

It is common for this term to be related, often, to words such as salary and salary, although there are great differences between them. Salary is that fixed sum of money that, in general, is delivered once a month, as payment for the work done during a set period.

The salary is the remuneration that is delivered as a result of the work that is provided according to certain units of time, such as hours, days and, in some cases, minutes, this being fortnightly or monthly; this applies when an individual goes through a probationary period.

Finally, and as already mentioned, fees are the payments specifically received by individuals with professions that are based on consulting, such as accounting, medicine and mechanics, among others.