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carringtongill54
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Gillian C Member Since: May 7, 2020
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Hi all,

 

I got charged about $39 by Paypal on my last withdrawal. $2 withdrawal fee (no problem), something described as Paypal fee ($ 17). Then at the PP end the worst exchange rate in the world so paid US20 over spot rate. Total US $ 39. What is the $17 Paypal fee for? Thanks in advance.

carringtongill54
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Gillian C Member Since: May 7, 2020
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fees not ffesSmiley Frustrated

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Gillian C wrote:

I got charged about $39 by Paypal on my last withdrawal. $2 withdrawal fee (no problem), something described as Paypal fee ($ 17). 


Where do you see "PayPal fee?" In your transaction history on Upwork?

Can you double check and see if it really says "PayPal fee" rather than "Service fee?"

 

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Service fee.png

 

The Service fee is what Upwork charges you for their service. I have never seen a "PayPal fee"

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carringtongill54
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Gillian C Member Since: May 7, 2020
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Hi Petra,

 

In my statement of earnings, this is what I see. Looking at it again, I think Upwork just topped up my Upwork account and tabled it as a withdrawal.Does that make sense?

Sep 9, 2020Withdrawal FeeWithdrawal Fee - PayPal (
 
Sep 9, 2020WithdrawalPayPal    
Sep 9, 2020VATVAT for Service Fee - Ref ID WVM  
Sep 9, 2020Service FeeService Fee for Hourly - Ref ID WVM  
Sep 9, 2020Hourly
petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Gillian C wrote:

Hi Petra,

 

In my statement of earnings, this is what I see. Looking at it again, I think Upwork just topped up my Upwork account and tabled it as a withdrawal.Does that make sense?

Sep 9, 2020Withdrawal FeeWithdrawal Fee - PayPal (
 
Sep 9, 2020WithdrawalPayPal    
Sep 9, 2020VATVAT for Service Fee - Ref ID WVM  
Sep 9, 2020Service FeeService Fee for Hourly - Ref ID WVM  
Sep 9, 2020Hourly

 

No, you see the Service Fee. That is what you pay Upwork, a percentage of the earnings. It is not a PayPal fee.

 

Let's go through them:

 

Withdrawal Fee - the $ 2 you pay to withdraw

Withdrawal - The sum you withdrew to your PayPal account

VAT - The VAT you pay on the Service Fee

Service Fee - The fee (XX% of the billed amount) you pay to Upwork

Hourly - the week's hourly charges for the hours you worked.

carringtongill54
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Gillian C Member Since: May 7, 2020
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Thanms and solved.

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