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UpWork's completed W9 form

Hello! Our company's finance team needs me to provide UpWork's W9 form before I can proceed paying any freelancers through UpWork. I wasn't able to find the completed W9 form anywhere. Can you please attach or provide UpWork's W9 form to me? 


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Hi Dawn,


Please note that Upwork is an online marketplace where clients directly engage and pay freelancers to perform services. Clients do not pay the freelancer service fees to Upwork. Instead, Upwork's affiliate, Upwork Escrow Inc., acts as an escrow agent and passes funds from the client to the freelancer. In general, since the service fees are paid to your freelancer through the escrow service, we do not believe a W-9 is necessary.


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Can I please get a completed W-9 from Upwork so that I can add Upwork as a Vendor with our finance system? I have seen other requests for this, I look forward to receiving the form back from you. 





Hi Jeanette,


We saw your post in the community and converted it into a support ticket to give it the attention it deserves. Rest assured that one of our agents will contact you here with further assistance.


~ Arjay
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I looked extensively through this thread as my company also needed a W-9 from Upwork - not necessarily the freelancer. On one post I found the information in this link: https://investors.upwork.com/sec-filings/sec-filing/10-k/0001627475-21-000015

You can see their tax ID number and current address of operations. Upwork seems very secretive about their W9 for some reason. 

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May we ask you to provide a W-9 form?
Thank you.

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I paid Upwork for a few off admin jobs- I now need to send a 1099 to Upwork. How can I get a W-9 from upwork?



Hi Chevy Chawe Remode,


 I have requested the assistance of our team. One of our agents will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket.

~ Joanne
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My accounting firm needs a w9 too, I don't see why this is an issue, its standard pratice.  Upwork is a pass though but Upwork is who charges my credit card so the IRS needs to know who you are, even if you pass those fees  to the freelancer directly.  

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