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Do I have to fill out a w9 to get paid on pay pal or can I request a waiver

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Mark J Member Since: Sep 5, 2020
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Hi I  am new on upwork and  was not sure why upwork needs a w9. Do they  send a 1099.  Can I get a waiver on this....

Luiggi R Moderator Member Since: Jul 3, 2020
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Hi Mark,


Welcome aboard! You may want to check out these resources we put together to help freelancers to get to a safe and successful start.


Regarding your question, Upwork is required by law to obtain a Form W-9 from all freelancers who are U.S persons. You can find more information about this here


Thank you.

~ Luiggi