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Unable to fill W-8BEN

I am new to freelancing and I am based in Dubai. I do not have a SSN/ITIN/Foreign taxpayer number required by the W-8BEN Form. Is there an alternative to this?

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Hi Bree,


The Form W-8BEN is used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. 


If you don't have a registered company please provide your full legal name along with your personal address on the Tax Info page under Settings. Check out this help article for more details.


You may need to consult a local tax adviser about proper ways to report your Upwork income to your country's tax authorities. 


Thank you.

~ Bojan
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