Wondering if anyone can help with the W-8BEN! I'm wondering how it is shared with Canada or its purpose?
I am a Canadian Freelancer. I've never heard of the W-8BEN and my accountant says its more or less just a form that allows UpWork to not withhold X amount of taxes due to me being a non U.S Citizen.
Is this form shared with Canada? I do not have a registered business.
The Form W-8BEN is a form used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. For record-keeping purposes, Upwork requires a Form W-8BEN for all non-U.S. taxpayers paid on Upwork. Once you file your Form W-8BEN, the system will activate your eligibility to access funds immediately. Please check this help article for more information.
The Form W-8BEN is a form used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. Kindly follow the steps below to provide Upwork with your Form W-8BEN information:
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