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Oct 23, 2023
Tax Update: GST in India

Upwork is required to comply with the tax laws of the countries where we do business, including collecting taxes and remitting them—which means sending the money we collect from you to the tax authority of the government that requires the tax.

To be compliant, Upwork will begin charging goods and services tax (GST) in India in November 2023. GST applies to many digital service purchases that Upwork supplies, such as the purchase of Connects, service fees, and membership fees. GST does not apply to freelancer or agency services or income earned from completing those services.

We are not required to collect this tax from you if you provide Upwork with a valid GSTIN. This is because you are already registered for GST and are responsible for self-reporting and remitting any taxes owed. GSTIN is an indirect tax number given to you if you register with a relevant government agency.

If you have a GSTIN and want it displayed on your invoices, go to your Tax Information page within settings to update your GSTIN. If you do not have a GSTIN, you can select that option on the Tax Information page. Keep in mind that your GSTIN is different from your personal account number (PAN).

Learn how taxes may impact you on Upwork by checking out our tax FAQs for freelancers and clients, or contact your local tax advisor.

Disclaimer: The tax-related information in this article is meant for general information only and should not be considered tax advice. This article may not be updated in real-time and may not reflect recent changes. We strongly encourage you to consult your country’s tax authority or tax advisor with questions about your specific situation.