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Bendik E Member Since: Mar 9, 2017
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Upwork issued faulty invoice without the clients address. This invoice does not adhere to Norwegian laws and is not valid, and I am effectively breaking the law. The client is now unresponsive so I cant get a full address.........I have reached out to Upwork support but they do not seem to understand the issue and cannot "guarantee" that the client will respond....So now I am just breaking the tax laws in Norway because of Upworks invoices. Great. What should I do?

 

It is not possible to see if the client has a address before the invoices are issued, then the client doesent respond when I ask for an address...

 

It is a necessity to include a full address and/or company registration number in most european countries... How can Upwork generate invoices that blatantly breaks many European laws?

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Bendik,

 

Both freelancer and client addresses is displayed on invoices issued by Upwork if the client is located in a VAT country. I can see that you also have a ticket for this and our team will assist you further directly on your ticket. Thank you.


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Bendik E Member Since: Mar 9, 2017
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Hey, thanks for answering. I am aware that the address is displayed if the
client is in a VAT country. However, Norwegian laws don't differentiate
this in the same manner. According to my local tax laws, ALL invoices to
foreign clients need a full address. Not sure why you differentiate in that
manner, probably because of US tax laws.

I really find it disconcerting that a client can "hide" their address and
that Upwork doesn't show the address clearly on the invoices.

In the future, I will make it clear to clients that they need a full
address on their Upwork profile. However, I need to trust their word
because I can't see this before the invoice arrives.

Anyways, thanks for acknowledging my question.
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