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Tax File?

I am from Australia and interest in starting to be a freelancer. Do I need a tax file number as I currently don't have one?

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Hi Jz,


Upwork will charge the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to freelancers and agencies in Australia starting July 1, 2017, unless you provide a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) and acknowledge that you're registered for GST. To learn more about this, check out this Help Article. Thank you.

~ Goran

So is that mean I will need to provide them withh a tax file number or can I just do the work and by financial year report it to tax agent
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Jz,


It’s optional. You can find more information in the help article Goran previously shared along with few samples that explain how GST is calculated in case if you provide an ABN number or not.  I would suggest consulting with your local tax specialist regarding any charges that might apply to the services you provide to your clients. 


Thank you! 

~ Bojan
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