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Albania VAT for freelancers

Albania requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Albania if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on good...

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Armenia VAT for freelancers

Armenia requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Armenia if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on good...

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Australian GST

As required by Australian law, Upwork collects the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from freelancers, agencies, and clients in Australia, unless you have provided a valid Australian...

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Canada Indirect Taxes for Freelancers

To comply with new Canadian tax laws, Upwork will collect Goods and Services Tax (GST) on purchases and fees from freelancers in Canada unless they have provided their GST/HST o...

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Colombia VAT for freelancers

Colombia requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Colombia if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on go...

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Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate for India (FIRC)

If you are working from India, you may need a Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate (FIRC) or Non-Objection Certification for Issuance of FIRC/FIRA (NOC) to document your foreig...

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Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E

Did you get an email that you need to confirm that you are performing your work on Upwork outside the United States? How to confirm: If you previously completed a version of th...

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Form W-9

Managing the financial side of your freelance business is important to your success, and following tax rules is a big part of that. While we can’t give you tax advice, we can te...

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Georgia VAT for freelancers

Georgia requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Georgia if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on good...

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India GST for freelancers

India requires Upwork to collect goods and services tax (GST) and remit it to India’s government unless we have a valid Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) on f...

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Indian Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) or Withholding Tax

While Upwork is your home for work, your physical home could be anywhere in the 180+ countries where we operate. Because each country has its own rules and regulations, some peo...

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IR35 — Off-Payroll Working Rules

As of April 6, 2021, new tax rules are in effect for certain self-employed individuals in the United Kingdom and some of their clients. IR35, also known as the Off-Payroll Worki...

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Kenya VAT for Freelancers

Kenya requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Kenya. VAT is a tax on goods or services, including our services to you, and rem...

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Malaysia SST for Freelancers

Malaysia requires Upwork to collect sales and services tax, or SST, and remit the tax to the government of Malaysia. SST is a tax on goods or services, including our services to...

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Mexico Income Tax Withholding

  While Upwork is your home for work, we know that your physical home could be anywhere in the 180+ countries where we operate. Because each country has its own rules and regula...

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Nigeria VAT for Freelancers

Nigeria requires us to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Nigeria. VAT is a tax on goods or services, including Upwork’s services to you, an...

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Norway VAT for freelancers

Norway requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Norway if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on goods ...

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Report Income from Upwork

Heads up for 2024: The IRS has once again postponed their requirement for third-party settlement organizations like Upwork to report transactions of at least $600 USD.This means...

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Report income in the EU (DAC7)

IMPORTANT The EU’s newest tax directive, DAC7, which applies as of January 1, 2023, imposes new obligations on online marketplaces. For this tax year (2023), we will create a F...

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Serbia VAT for Freelancers

Serbia requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Serbia. VAT is a tax on goods or services, including our services to you, and r...

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Singapore GST for freelancers

Singapore requires Upwork to collect goods and services tax, or GST, and remit the tax to the government of Singapore if we do not have a valid GST ID on file for you. GST is a ...

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South Africa VAT for Freelancers

South Africa requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of South Africa. VAT is a tax on goods or services, including our services t...

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Switzerland VAT for Freelancers

Switzerland requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Switzerland. VAT is a tax on goods or services, including our services to ...

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Tax Information - For Freelancers

In this article: Introduction Links to tax articles, organized by country Introduction Countries and jurisdictions where you live or do business may charge taxes that apply t...

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The United Arab Emirates VAT for freelancers

The UAE requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of the UAE if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on good...

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Turkey VAT for freelancers

Turkey requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Turkey if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on goods ...

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U.S. Sales Tax for Freelancers

Sales tax in the United States is a tax levied by the government on the sale of goods and services within the country. Collection of state and local sales tax varies depending o...

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Ukraine Indirect Taxes on Freelancers

Looking for information on Ukrainian client taxes? Go here. To comply with Ukrainian tax laws, we collect tax on certain transactions. The good news is that we won’t collect t...

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Value Added Tax (VAT) on Freelancer Fees

Since the Upwork community is international, it is important for us to stay in compliance with tax laws in each country so that you can continue to collaborate through Upwork no...

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Vietnam VAT for freelancers

p> Vietnam requires Upwork to collect value-added tax, or VAT, and remit the tax to the government of Vietnam if we do not have a valid VAT ID on file for you. VAT is a tax on g...

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