@roberto v wrote:
Buonasera a tutti
qualcuno potrebbe gentilmente spiegarmi come funziona la fatturazione dei lavori fatti su upwork in italia?
sono giorni che cerco notizie ma nessuno sa dare informazioni certe, neanche il mio commercialista.
In English please. Not all of us speak Italian.
a complete guide to what invoicing Upwork should be like is here
I'm writing because I'm the same situation of Roberto (I mean I live in Italy, too). The only difference, I guess, is that I already worked for Upwork (I completed my first project in November),
Now, the links posted above seem to refer to UpWork service fees, which are "costs" for me (I'm a freelancer with a regular VAT account). For them, I don't have so much questions, they are just passive invoices from my perspective.
The problem, which I don't really understand, is the invoice I should emit on top of the amount received for my job. Specifically, if for example I did a work for 2000 $
- Upwork will retain 200 $: I will receive an invoice from Upwork for that amount. This is the passive invoice and that's ok.
- I have to emit an invoice for 1800 $: I guess I should invoice Upwork for my job, not the final customer (which should be invoiced by UpWork with an its own invoice).
Is that right? Is there any Italian guy out there who would like to share its experience?
UpWork issues invoices to your clients on your behalf (click on link #3 and see the last pages of that thread).
The HUGE problem is that, to date, freelancers don't receive the copies of these above-said invoices.
By the way, we should also be able to edit the content of our invoices.
And see our clients' details (fiscal address, VAT number, etc...).
many thansk for quick replying but I didn't get the point: Upwork is emitting an invoice towards my contractors in my name??? Is that legal? How can Upwork know my invoice details (e.g. invoice number must be progressive)
> The HUGE problem is that, to date, freelancers don't receive the copies of these above-said invoices.
Even if i will receive that, how is it possible for someone, who's not me, to emit an invoice with my name?
I just had a chat with my last conctractor: he didn't received anything from Upwork, although I received the money (and for the Italian law I *must* have an outgoing invoice, with my legal names and towards who credited my account - i.e. Upwork)
The Upwork support didn't tell me this "invoice on my behalf": instead, they said that I can send my invoice to Upwork through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, but at this point I'm a bit confused...will be somewhere an invoice with my name and I won't be aware about that??? That's crazy
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Short answer. At the moment Upwork does not provide invoices (fatturazione) and it is a real bore when it comes to explaining Upwork to the tax man or woman (in France, anyway).