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Madalena G Member Since: Jul 21, 2016
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I just joined Upwork and my VAT number has been asked. I chose to go freelance and I do not intend to pay any money. Am I going to be charged for using Upwork or am I going to be taxed? 

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Madalena G wrote:

I just joined Upwork and my VAT number has been asked. I chose to go freelance and I do not intend to pay any money. Am I going to be charged for using Upwork or am I going to be taxed? 


Madalena,

 

Well, as a business (even as an individual) you have to pay taxes. With regards to the VAT, Upwork will charge your country's VAT on the commission if you don't provide a VAT ID. If you provide a VAT ID you will have to file this with your tax office directly, Upwork won't charge the VAT but report the amount to your tax office. 

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Daniel P Member Since: Aug 15, 2014
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You only need to provide a VAT number if you intend to charge your client's VAT.
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