Hello i am a new freelancer here in upwork i did a few jobs and made some money
and i wanted to ask macedonian freelacers how do they recieve the funds what kind of bank account should i have
This is urgent thank you
You should get a Payoneer Master Card, that's the only reasonable and effective choice. You just register on Payoneer's site, fill in the forms and order the card. It will arrive on your home address in 17-27 days and you can activate it online on their site. You can withrdraw money at every ATM with small provision, or you can pay in stores with it without any provision. Payoneer charges around $30 per year for the account, so it's $2.5 per month, which is reasonable. However they will charge you the whole amount at the first transaction, so you make sure you have $30 plus.
Skrill Master Card is still not available in Macedonia, nor PayPal as we know.
If you have any further questions, ask
I guess you could open a foreign excange account and try withdrawing your earnings, but since we are not accepted in the EU yet, there are many problems attached to this. I haven't heard of a freelancer here (in MK) that uses a regular bank account for withdrawal.
I can confirm that freelancer from Macedonia are indeed using bank accounts for withdrawing their Upwork earnings, either directly via Wire Transfer or connecting it to Payoneer (Payoneer card is not legal in Macedonia, but account should be), please see this blog article.
You can check with your local tax advisor, but I presume the system is similar to the one in Serbia, where there are relatively high taxes you are required to pay if you're withdrawing to a personal bank account when compared to taxes due if you register as a private entrepreneur. This is just my personal experience and I'd strongly urge you to speak with a local tax advisor or accountant.
I am from Macedonia and 2 days ago My payoneer account was hacked.
Is there a chance to refund my money and Is there any other way except Payoneer as a payment method (In Macedonia).
It is really urgent and I am looking forward to hear some answers.
You say you have a Payoneer account?
And your Payoneer account was hacked?
Wouldn't that be a Payoneer matter? Why are you asking about that on Upwork?
You want money refunded to you? Why would Upwork refund money to you that was hacked from your Payoneer account?
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