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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.


Best regards,

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Hi Chen,

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.

~ Goran
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