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Russian Freelancer Documentation for Wire Transfers

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Mikhail N Member Since: Dec 29, 2015
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Greetings, Goran.
I also would like to join my fellow freelancers in support of the former way of signing the CoSes. 
It's either that or please make a minor effort to include two more fill-in fields in vanialla CoS template:
- Description of Services provided
- Locations, from which the services were provided

This information will help us show tax officers that we indeed obey by the local regulations and do not cheat on our taxes.

Kind regards,

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Mikhail N Member Since: Dec 29, 2015
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Aleksandr S Member Since: Jul 25, 2015
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I'm totally agreed with Nikita.

Why Upwork can't modify CoS according to the legal requirements for russian entrepreneurs?

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Ilya S Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Colleagues, what's the actual issue?
I have been working by Patent for 2 years and didn't have any issues.
Can you citate or provide a link to the laws you're referring to?

Anyway if the docs contained more details about the services provided it would be much better.
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Maxim F Member Since: Nov 3, 2015
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Yep, Upwork, we're legally required to put that location info in the CoS. Please cooperate on this issue

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Mikhail N Member Since: Dec 29, 2015
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Mikhail N Member Since: Dec 29, 2015
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As I expected, after I sent my mail to today I also received the same reply message from **Edited for Community Guidelines**

It contained identical phrase:

Moving forward, as per our Legal Department, we are only able to sign the unaltered Confirmation of Services form we provide.

This actually gave me an idea and reason to reflect upon the situation. In the past Upwork processed the requests with no issue whatsoever, and I conversed with **Edited for Community Guidelines** (Upwork Help Center). And now I have a theory. 
I think that Upwork just fired optimized staff members that were responsible for Russian Freelancers Documents processing, or they just left. Subsequently, Upwork redirected all the requests to the regular team - which has no way of actually validating whether the Russian writing is consistent with the English one and falls in line with the regulations.

Upwork community managers, could you confirm or deny this guess? Current approach to the situation approach is borderline outrageous, since all we really need is two fill-in fields for Location and Type Of Services Provided. We really need it to comply with our government's reguletions.

Once again - I would appreciate an official statement, clarifying the reasoning behind the current situation.

UPD: I sat down and started filling out the new vanilla CoS - and it has auto-fill fields that sync my Contractor name between Russian and English versions. So it's either Mikhail Neverov or Михаил Неверов at both versions. I'm pretty sure that this is not how you do dual-language agreements. And Fill & Sign does not fork anymore. Please clarify this point as well, Goran.

Kind regards,

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Nikita M Member Since: Jan 21, 2016
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Since I left the message about the problem with signing of altered CoS, I've got a new problem - the freelancersuccess don't reply in my decision to sign vanilla CoS for 2 days. Upwork, what's happening? I need it ASAP, please take a look on my mail message.

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi All,

We've escalated your concern to our team and once we have more information about this we (Moderators) will post a detailed update here. Thank you.

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Sergey H Member Since: Nov 28, 2018
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A similar problem for Belarus.
Up to this point we have used the CoS in which were specified additionally:
 - service fee,
 - withdrawal fee,
 - total amount.
This is necessary to confirm the calculation of taxes.
I can't confirm that now.
I can download all invoices for service fees, but I will need to translate it by a notary.
Additionally, I cannot download the invoice for withdrawal fee at all.