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Non US citizen, withdraw on USA bank account

szurletti
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Santiago Z Member Since: Jul 18, 2020
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Hi, I have a doubt.

I am an Argentine resident. I already completed the W-8BEN form and withdraw the money from Upwork through Payoneer. I was considering withdrawing the money to my own bank account in the USA. Would this conflict with the W-8BEN form? I clarify again that I am not a resident of the United States. I live in Argentina but I would like to withdraw Upwork to an account in the USA

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Santiago:
Upwork places no restrictions on who can withdraw their funds to a U.S. bank account. If you have a U.S. bank account already, feel free to use it. This is not in conflict with the W-8BEN form.

 

You may read more here:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063938-Form-W-8BEN

 

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/227022468

 

 

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szurletti
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Santiago Z Member Since: Jul 18, 2020
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Thanks Preston.  Could I have a problem with the IRS when declaring myself not a US citizen but withdrawing the money in the USA?

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Santiago Z wrote:

 

Thanks Preston.  Could I have a problem with the IRS when declaring myself not a US citizen but withdrawing the money in the USA?


Where are you physically located?

szurletti
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Santiago Z Member Since: Jul 18, 2020
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I am in Argentina

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Withdrawal to a U.S. bank does not mean that you are claiming to be a U.S. citizen.

 

Upwork's help page states:

 

"Direct to U.S. Bank / ACH direct deposits are available to any freelancer with a U.S. bank account."

 

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/227022468

 

You can also read more here:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063818

 

If you are not a U.S. citizen, then you are supposed to declare yourself not a U.S. citizen.

Many non-U.S. citizens withdraw money to U.S. bank accounts.

 

re: "Could I have a problem with the IRS when declaring myself not a US citizen but withdrawing the money in the USA?"

 

For tax questons, you may want to talk to your local tax authorities and experts.

 

But as a general concept:
No, you will not have a problem with the IRS if you declare yourself not a U.S. citizen (which is true) and if you withdraw money to a U.S. bank account (which is a completely legal and common practice).

szurletti
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Santiago Z Member Since: Jul 18, 2020
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Thanks again Preston

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