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GST for freelancers/agencies in India

aslams
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Aslam S Member Since: Mar 21, 2015
31 of 105

Upwork should pay that from fees/earning that they collect from us. They planning to charge extra 1% apart from regular cut ?

pradeep_k_srvstv
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PRADEEP K Member Since: Oct 31, 2016
32 of 105
Yes this is what it looks like but maybe better to wait for specifics as of now they charge gst extra from australian freelancers as well google upwork gst australia
mukherjeetamal
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Tamal M Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
33 of 105

I've surrendered (filed REG-16) my GSTIN and it's under process for months now. Do I still have to add it in Upwork?

bijujx0a
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Biju J Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
34 of 105

Hi Munedra,

I pay income tax every year. My earning is less  6 L anuualy. Do I need to register for GSTIN ?.

ananya965
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Ananya S Member Since: May 10, 2020
35 of 105
Hey! I'm new to the upwork space and I am still a bit confused. Will I have difficulty withdrawing my money from upwork if I don't have a gstin? Or will they be charging me 1% of my earnings as gst and then let me withdraw money?
vladag
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Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
36 of 105

Hi Ananya,

 

If you do not currently have a GST number, you may wish to consult with a trusted tax expert or advisor. Upwork cannot provide tax advice.

 

To your second question, at the present time, Upwork is not registered in India and therefore will not assess the GST on transactions there. We are only collecting GST numbers from Upwork users currently. If we as a company are required to register in India in the future and start getting assessed GST, we will let you know.

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shibajyoti
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Shibajyoti B Member Since: Aug 5, 2020
37 of 105

1% of 6K USD  = 60 USD

 

 

wcskolkata
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Soumyadip G Member Since: May 21, 2019
38 of 105

As per my knowledge GST is for business accounts. I person cant have a GST number. I am confused a bit. As I have freelancer account how can I obtain GST number. 

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
39 of 105

Hi Soumyadip,

 

If you do not currently have a GST number, you may wish to consult with a trusted tax expert or advisor. Upwork cannot provide tax advice. Thank you.


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pradeep_k_srvstv
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PRADEEP K Member Since: Oct 31, 2016
40 of 105

1.Gouran what if someone did not have GST number ? and he have indicated in upwor that i dont have GST number will upwork still charge GST to that freelancer ?

 

2.Will it be absolutely required for a freelancer to add GST

 

 

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