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My name is Pavel, I am Android developer.
Working on a legal basis with Upwork from last year.
Using IP (individual entrepreneur) + account in Alfa Bank for currency control.
Transfers going ok, without any problem.
Can recommend Alfa bank for all.
Service is not cheap, but very good.
I am using VIP status for 3500 russian rubles per month, and account cost about 200rr
I had a call from my tax office. They invited me to sign something about VAT. I asked why was that needed, since they have all the information. They vaguely responded that the request came from the ministry (hardly explains why I was needed). When I came to them, I noticed that the previous visitor signed the same document where Upwork was mentioned. They asked me to fill in the amount VAT paid in 2017 and in 2018 (3 quarters). I don't know why they hadn't filled this this in before I came (they had all info and I sent all the declarations in time), and asked me to do this.
More questions than answers.