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W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E Foreign Status Certification.

Hello, I would be very grateful if you could help me.. I filled in all the information shown and sent it to the e-mail address shown. it says completed but still warning why?

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Hi there, 
I also have the same issue even though I filled out the form and updated it. I can see the Tax identification section showing "completed" but I can still see the notification message. Please help


Hi Elnur and Qaisar,


I can also see that both of your Tax Information under the W-8BEN section has been filled out completely. Please note that completing these forms is required to prove you are not a U.S. citizen and do not need to pay U.S. income taxes. Without this proof, the IRS requires that we withhold 30% of your future earnings to pay for income taxes. As long as a new W-8BEN/W-8BEN-E form is filled out completely, we’re not required to withhold at this rate. You're all set to process a payment as long as you have a valid Payment Method.


~ Arjay

Thank you for your answer. So when will this warning be lifted?

Hey Arjay,


I filled information but upwork is asking me for the tax number which i dont have as i am residing in UAE which doesnot have any tax. Please advice on how to complete it and avoid future warnings.



Hi M. Adeel,


Thank you for reaching out to us. I shared your report with our team and one of our agents will reach out to you using a support ticket to assist you further. You can access your support tickets here.

~ AJ
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why is there this warning?

Hi Elnur,


For more information about the W-8BEN section of your profile, please check out this help article and the information that Arjay shared in this thread. Thanks!

~ Joanne
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