I would like to get some help on the legal steps I should take in order to pay my self assessment TAX.
I am based in Portugal and I have not added my VAT number to Upwork yet.
Looking foward to hear from someone who can help me.
I think that (I've done this years ago) VAT is only requested for US Residents only, for non US residents, you only enter your legal name at the W-8BEN part in Tax Information.
Upwork charges the country-specific Value Added Tax (VAT) to freelancers and agencies in the European Union (EU), unless you provide a valid VAT number. VAT will be assessed on services provided by us, not on services you provide your clients. You can read more about this here.
Sergii S wrote:
Hi, I entered my Portugal NIF, but I got messages that upwork can't verify my Taxpayer information. What should I do with that?
The NIF number is not the same as a VAT number. VAT is PTU. If you are registered for VAT / PTU, you need to enter the PTU number. If you are not registered for VAT / PTU, don't enter a number there.
In any case, the NIF number can't be entered as a VAT / PTU number.