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yousaf_zafar
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Yousaf Z Member Since: Feb 15, 2020
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Hi, I am a (non U.S) university student in Pakistan. I want to work as a writer/proofreader on upwork, and to get paid, I need to fill 'W8' information, but it is asking me to give 'legal name of business'. But I am not doing any business. What do I do? Please explain all the relevant tax information as well. I would be very grateful.

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Yousaf,

 

The W-8BEN form under Settings > Tax Info, have the purpose to confirm you're not a US taxpayer. You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents. 

You may need to consult a local tax advisor about proper ways to report your Upwork income to your country's tax authorities.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
Upwork

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yousaf_zafar
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Yousaf Z Member Since: Feb 15, 2020
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Thank you so much.

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