sera2084
Member

Why was my German VAT not approved?

My German tax ID (VAT) was not approved. I received the number by a letter from the national tax department from 06.15.2018. The number has 11 digits. Why does Upwork say the number is invalid?

Please help me!

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aocumen
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Mathias, 


Will you please check this article and see Q11 for information on formatting your VAT number. Let us know if the issue persists. 


~ Avery
Upwork

Hello, 

I have exactly same problem. My German VAT number is confirmed by tax office, but system denies approval because of a formatting fault.

I've checked Q11, but problem remains.

elastella
Member

The OP worked 2 jobs for $1 each.

How can that be the (final) budget on two 5-star feedback jobs when the minimum budget for fixed-price contracts is $5?

 

The client rehired the OP and gave great feedback on both jobs. So I cannot imagine the OP had any reason to refund anything. So, were the original budgets $1? 

Could a moderator please take a look at my previous post/question and shed some light on the $1-jobs-with-great-feedback mystery?

Thanks.


@Ela K wrote:

Could a moderator please take a look at my previous post/question and shed some light on the $1-jobs-with-great-feedback mystery?

Thanks.


 I think the "why" is hardly a mystery 😉 - and that is exactly why there has been no answer.

The how is simple. "Client"  funds the minimum ( $ 5 ) and freelancer requests $ 1

Then contract is ended.

 


@Ela K wrote:

The OP worked 2 jobs for $1 each.

How can that be the (final) budget on two 5-star feedback jobs when the minimum budget for fixed-price contracts is $5?

 

The client rehired the OP and gave great feedback on both jobs. So I cannot imagine the OP had any reason to refund anything. So, were the original budgets $1? 


 

Looks like minimum budgets restrictions that Upwork puts on jobs has absolutely no affect. Pretty soon freelancers will be paying clients for the privilege of working on their jobs.


@Kathy T wrote:

@Ela K wrote:

The OP worked 2 jobs for $1 each.

How can that be the (final) budget on two 5-star feedback jobs when the minimum budget for fixed-price contracts is $5?

 

The client rehired the OP and gave great feedback on both jobs. So I cannot imagine the OP had any reason to refund anything. So, were the original budgets $1? 


 

Looks like minimum budgets restrictions that Upwork puts on jobs has absolutely no affect. Pretty soon freelancers will be paying clients for the privilege of working on their jobs.


 There was no "Job"

There was Feedback and JSS manipulation.

 


@Petra R wrote:

@Kathy T wrote:

@Ela K wrote:

The OP worked 2 jobs for $1 each.

How can that be the (final) budget on two 5-star feedback jobs when the minimum budget for fixed-price contracts is $5?

 

The client rehired the OP and gave great feedback on both jobs. So I cannot imagine the OP had any reason to refund anything. So, were the original budgets $1? 


 

Looks like minimum budgets restrictions that Upwork puts on jobs has absolutely no affect. Pretty soon freelancers will be paying clients for the privilege of working on their jobs.


 There was no "Job"

There was Feedback and JSS manipulation.

 


Which is exactly why I asked my seemingly daft questions. And still would love for a moderator to weigh in on this. Is Upwork going to do something about this? At least when it's that obvious?  


@Ela K wrote:


 There was no "Job"

There was Feedback and JSS manipulation.

 


Which is exactly why I asked my seemingly daft questions. And still would love for a moderator to weigh in on this. Is Upwork going to do something about this? At least when it's that obvious?  


 Probably not. At least here it was just a couple. There is someone else with 50 ( since November...) out of the last 64 contracts being along those lines, all from the same "client" and conveniently always following a contract with poor feedback...