May 8, 2020 03:15:32 AM by Chen W
Hi, I just earned my first milestone payment from a client, but I could not see this amount of money anywhere.
I went to Settings - Getting paid, where an instruction said that "Please complete a W8BEN Foreign Status Certification".When I click in, it asks me to fill in VAT and Legal Name of Business, nor do I have W8BEN, I am only a freelancer who just start to work on Upwork.
I don't have a registered business, I am willing to pay the VAT for the amount that I earn, but in other freelancer platform they just deduct it and transfer me the rest. I appriciate your answer and help. Thanks.
May 8, 2020 03:33:17 AM by Goran V
In order for your payment method to be activated, you will need to fill out your W-8BEN form.
Regarding your payment, please keep in mind that all payments need to pass our 5 days security period before they become available to you. To view in what stage your funds are go to Reports > Overview. Thank you.