Hello everyone, right now I'm living in Mexico but I'm here on a student visa that does not allow me to work I do have an RFC from a scholarship I used to have until August 2020, I am still here waiting on my master's degree expedition and then I have to apostille it. The main reason I'm in Upwork is that I can't work here so I'm not sure if I should pay Mexican taxes less if I should use that RFC now that I no longer have a scholarship. I am Venezuelan Should I try to change my Upwork account?
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Hi, I've been trying to fill the W-8BEN form and have a lot of questions.
I am a mexican freelancer and have trouble with this section: "Taxpeyer's U.S. Tax Identification number (SSN or ITIN), if required". Do I need a US bank account? Can someone guide me.
Also, once I've filled the form, what do I do with it? Do I have to send it somewhere?
Thank you and I hope someone can help me understand,
Thank you for reaching out to us. I would like to clarify that the Form W-8BEN is a form used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. For record-keeping purposes, Upwork requires a Form W-8BEN for all non-U.S. taxpayers paid on Upwork. Once you file your Form W-8BEN, the system will activate your eligibility to access funds immediately. You will be able to complete this form on your profile.
You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents. For more information please feel free to check this help article.
Additionally, you may want to check these threads to help you get started on Upwork:
Today I was going to add my RFC number since I just saw the post regarding the issue, but the link doesn't work. I tried to use the Tax information in setting but It link me to a broken page.
I would like to know how to fix it
Could you please clear your cache and cookies or log in with another browser to check if you’re still experiencing the same issue?
Let us know if the issue persists.
I totally agree with you, freelancers should not have to pay like if we were the platform providing the service.
I would like to ask for your help, how do you declare your upwork transfers of money to the SAT?
I appreciate in advance your time and generosity sharing some knowledge with me