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Re: VAT / NIF Legal Steps Portugal

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Maria B Member Since: Oct 10, 2017
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Hello everyone.

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.
Many Thanks  
Maria

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Tarek S Member Since: Sep 10, 2015
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Hello Maria,

 

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.

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Joana R Member Since: Apr 21, 2018
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Hi Maria,

Did you get any luck with this?

 

I am also in Portugal, however I am unsure regarding VAT registration for Upwork...

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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Joana,

 

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


-Joanne
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Sergii S Member Since: Jan 18, 2018
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Hi, I entered my Portugues NIF, but I got messages that upwork can't verify my Taxpayer information.  What should I do with that? 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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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.

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Sergii S Member Since: Jan 18, 2018
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Thanks a lot. I have just moved here and that wasn't clear to me.

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