Managing the financial side of your freelance business is important to your success, and following tax rules is a big part of that. To help you stay in compliance with tax laws, we ask you to complete required tax forms. If you are a U.S person, you should file a Form W-9 with Upwork (all others should file a Form W-8BEN). You sign electronically by submitting the form.
To provide Upwork with your Form W-9
- Legal Name — Your own name, or your business name if you're filing as a company entity
- Address — Where we will mail your Form 1099-K or other tax forms, if necessary
- Filing Status — Type of IRS tax filing you will use for earnings
- Taxpayer Identification Number — TIN type and # you will use for your IRS tax filing
The directions are the same as filling out the paper Form W-9 form from the IRS. We recommend that you contact your local accountant or tax advisor if you have questions about your filing status or TIN.