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Re: E invoice (services export invoice AFIP - Argentina)

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Luciana E Member Since: Feb 14, 2017
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Hi to all argentinos!

I´m new here and I haven´t set my payment method yet, from what I read everybody was using payoneer as it was the best way. But now I saw another option: Direct to Local Bank (ARS) . What do you think? has anyone tried it?

My concern is how much the local bank will take from it and who is doing the deposit, is it a local transation? (it says that is in pesos)




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Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Luciana,


Welcome to Upwork! Hopefully other freelancer from your country will follow up with more local information. Regarding Direct to Local Bank option, Upwork charges $0.99 per withdrawal and the currency conversion will be performed by Upwork’s bank. You can check with your bank if they would charge any incoming fees. If you opt for DLB transfers, once your payment method is activated you'll be able to see the last used conversion rate for your currency once you navigate to the “Get Paid Now” page and select DLB as a withdrawal option.

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Nicolas Z Member Since: Mar 26, 2017
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Hi Vladimir,


I hope you can answer this. I need to bill someone for services rendered in order not to incurr in illegal activity (getting paid and not being able to justify where the funds come from might result in very inconvenient fines). Every time I receive a payment from you someone goes to the bank and makes a manual deposit to my account. I don't know who that is. You don't have a tax ID in Argentina. I was told by a support agent that you transfer the money through Transfast, but they don't have a tax ID either.


Who am I supposed to bill?



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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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You can use invoices you can access in your Transaction History and Earnings By Client reports to report your earnings from Upwork clients. You may need to consult with a local tax specialist regarding proper ways to report your freelance income

~ Valeria
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Sol C Member Since: Nov 17, 2016
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Hello there, hope you can help me with this issue!

I'm a freelancer in Rosario, Argentina, currently working in a few long-term projects.

This work I'm doing at the moment is for paying bills, let's say, I need this monthly income to pay rent, etc.

I'm a monotributista in AFIP tax authority and able to make E invoices to make my work legal.

The issue comes when I need to fill the invoice blanks of tax id / name / adress of the actual clients I have.
Most of the clients abroad are very sensitive regarding this information (usually I got a lot of questions and negatives). Should I make my invoices to each client and ask for their each tax info or make invoices to Upwork?


This is really urgent because are high amounts.

Thank you for your help!

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Mauricio P Member Since: May 18, 2017
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Hi Sol,


I've found myself in the same situation as yours. Could you solve this? Are you using UpWork information in your invoices?




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Sol C Member Since: Nov 17, 2016
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Hi Mauricio, unfortunately NO!

You know how things are in this country, everything is "new" or "uncommon"

I have the whole legal part right, this is the only item missing.

I have spoke with other argentinian freelancers and nobody uses AFIP so I guess until any accountant decides to review this we are on our own.

I continue searching for this solution, if I get any tip I will keep you updated here.



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Carolina P Member Since: Jun 18, 2017
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HI Mauricio and Sol, or any other argentinians, as I understood, you do not need to make any Invoice to declare the money you are receiving?


thanks for the info

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Sol C Member Since: Nov 17, 2016
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Hi Caro!


Let's say AFIP invoices are the legal and proper way get a payment from abroad. Of course most freelancers here in Arg are in the shadows and getting paid via Payoneer / Banelco, but this is tricky specially when you manage large amounts of money.

If you have a +500 Usd income per month you are in risk to be caught by AFIP anytime. Of course you will hear stories of people getting paid in dollars from years now and never got any problem, but frankly this is illegal and your fine can be sometimes very high if you get caught.

The worst of this situation is that sometimes we want to do the right thing and be 100% legal buy nobody is able to explain us how to do this. I have asked a few accountants and they mostly say it's "something new so it's not well regulated by the law" and bla bla. So I'm clueless right now. 

As I replied to Mauricio before, I'm still searching for someone that can provide me a solution but until now... Payoneer / Banelco.


I will keep you updated if I learn something new!





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Carolina P Member Since: Jun 18, 2017
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thanks for the quick answer. 


I just don`t understand when you say "but until now... Payoneer / Banelco."  You meat that if you use Payoneer or Banelco you don`t need to do Invoices??