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Identity Verification Details

Hi All, I am from Pakistan and came to London for a few months trip(a job trip). I updated my London details as identity verification at upwork. Some of my friends told me that UK govt fetch data from upwork and I have to pay taxes in UK as well even if I am working from Pakistan and sending money to pakistani bank account via wise. 


Please note i created my wise account with UK address and then changed it to Pakistan.


Please guide me about taxes and how to change the identity in upwork

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Hi Anum, 


We charge Value Added Tax (VAT) based on the freelancer's location. If you're only traveling for a short period of time, we recommend you don't update your location from your actual place of residence.



Do upwork deduct VAT as well? I heard it is flat 20% of the amount

Could you please guide me a little bit as I am new to upwork?


Also it means identity verification has nothing to do with tax?

That's right, Anum. The identity verification request on your account is not related to any tax issue. You can learn all about VAT here.


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