I'm reading about w-8ben. Upwork only requires one thing from me, as the address is already filled:
I don't have a business. What should I put?
Also, on the information about w-8ben, it says:
The Form W-8BEN is a form used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings
does that mean I'll receive 100% of what I gained? (except paypal percentage)
It says that as I understood, but I heard someone saying about paying 30%, which is a LOT.
I'm from Brazil.
You'll have access to your Upwork earnings as long as you have completed the W-8BEN form, which purpose is to confirm you're not a US taxpayer. You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents. You may need to consult a local tax advisor about proper ways to report your Upwork income to your country's tax authorities. Feel free to check out this help article for more information on the W8-BEN form.
Please note that as a freelancer, you’re charged a sliding fee based on your lifetime billings with each non-Enterprise client. This includes all contracts you’ve ever had with that client. Service fees are the same whether the contracts are hourly or fixed-price. You can check out this help article for more information on the freelancer service fees.