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Need invoice in INDIAN RUPEES



I am a client located in India, and am working with freelancers based in India also. I am making payments through my credit card.


However, the invoices that are generated by Upwork are in USD. Is it possible for me to get invoices in INR?


TDS: As I understand, anyway I shall need to gross up and pay TDS (as upwork does not allow any deduction), but for that I shall need the Freelancers' PAN number. How can i get that in the invoice?


GST:  GST is not added,

a. if the invoice is in USD I shall need to pay GST directly to the govt (reverse charge mechanism), and then claim setoff

b while if it is in INR, and from a non-registered freelancer, then no GST is added in Invoice


Also, if the invoice is in INR then i suppose it will not be considered as a foreign remittance so i shall not need to file Form 15CA/CB?


Anyone here having experience with this, do please suggest.

Thanks very much,Vivek 




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Hi Vivek,

At the moment all of our invoices are generated with USD as a currency, unfortunately we don't have an option to receive invoices with another currency.
Regarding your other questions, I can advise you to consult yourself with a local specialist.

I also hope that other clients from your country will see the post and share more information with you. Thank you.

~ Goran



Can upwork consider payment and taxes related to freelance work when client and freelancer/agench are based in India and serviced in India.  

How do we get invoice in Indian Rupees and related tax treatment.



Thank you for your feedback, Aparna, I will share it with our team.


Just to confirm, at the moment all payments on Upwork are in USD and the invoices generated are also in USD. Thank you.

~ Goran
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Hi Vivek,


I also need to know how are you filing form 15CA/CB if youre paying using your Credit card for making payment to upwork in USD.

Could not do this, hence I did only a few projects as an Individual. Could not use my company for this, so Upwork did not work for me and I had to use another Freelancer platfom which provides INR invoices

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