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Payment outside Upwork

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Kratika A Member Since: Jun 4, 2019
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I have a client who is interviewing me for one of his job requirements. Howver, since we both are from India, he is afraid that if we work through upwork in US$, it might be illegal as the Government might intervene and ask if you both are from India why do you want to pay in US$. He is insisting to pay outside Upwork for very same reason and I know this is violation of Upwork terms. However, I have a few questions:

 

1. If we both are from India, can we pay in INR instead of US$

2. Will it really be illegal for us, as Indians, if we deal in US$?

 

Your views on the same are welcome as I do not want to violate any policy here.

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Prachi T Member Since: Nov 4, 2017
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1. If we both are from India, can we pay in INR instead of US$

2. Will it really be illegal for us, as Indians, if we deal in US$?


1. No. The payments are only in USD.

2. It obviously won't be illegal! I have worked with and continue to work with Indian clients through Upwork. They pay me in USD. Never had a problem.

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Kratika A Member Since: Jun 4, 2019
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Thank you so much Prachi!!! I will communicate the same to the client as well

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

 

Please keep in mind that offering or accepting to get paid outside of Upwork is a serious violation of our TOS. Thank you.


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