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.
My inquiry is regarding recibos verdes that we, as independent workers, must provide to Portugal tax office.
My VAT number was correctly accepted in Upwork, however, now I need to start passing my recibos verdes to the tax office monthly and I have no clue how to do that.
Can someone assist?
Is Upwork passing this information to the Tax office in Portugal? and if so, why I can't see it when I access to my tax office portal?
You should use the Autoridade Tributaria e Aduaneira website to do so.
Upwork will generate both client and freelance invoices, from the information provided on the clients invoice you can then fill the information needed on the website.
If the client does not provide a NIF/VAT number use "-" on that field.