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Client Marketplace and Contract Initiation Fees

When you hire on Upwork, you pay a 5% Client Marketplace Fee on all payments that you make to freelancers for fixed-price and hourly jobs, Project Catalog projects, bonuses, and...

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Contract initiation fee

When you start a new Marketplace or Project Catalog contract, you pay a one-time contract initiation fee of up to $9.95 USD. We charge this fee when you make the first payment t...

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Creating and Managing Approvals

To better manage spend, Enterprise clients can now authorize up to four users to approve all contract offers before they are sent to a freelancer. This enables your company to t...

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Fixed-Price Job Offer Deposits

To create a place where both you and your freelancers feel financially safe as you collaborate, we use an escrow system. This protects your funds while also giving your freelanc...

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Pay for Hourly Contracts

Part of being your home for work means giving you — and your freelancers, too — flexibility. Flexibility in work style, timing, payment, and more. Hourly contracts include three...

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Pay Past-Due Balance

If you have an outstanding balance, a temporary restriction may be placed on your account until the balance is cleared. To clear your balance you should ensure you have an activ...

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Schedule rate increases

Note: We’re gradually rolling out this feature to everyone, so you may not see the option to include a scheduled rate increase in your offer workflow yet. When you are conside...

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Split Balance Between Billing Methods

To help give you the flexibility you need in getting projects completed, you can split a payment between two billing methods by using the Pay Now button. You can choose how much...

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Tax Requirements

One advantage of paying your freelancers through Upwork is that you can avoid the hassle of having to file U.S. tax forms (W-2, 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC, etc.) for those freelancers....

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Using a credit or debit card issued by an Indian bank

Effective October 1, 2021, the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) issued an e-mandate on cards for recurring transactions. This mandate may require an additional step of authentication...

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