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W-8BEN

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Tristin C Member Since: Jun 28, 2019
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Hi there! I would like to find out about the 'legal name' part of the W-8BEN form, I do not have a legal business name as I am a freelancer, how do I go about dealing with this? Could I use my full name?

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Tristin,

 

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.

To fill in the form, please type-in your legal name, and address that matches your Upwork account. You may read more information about the form here.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Tristin C Member Since: Jun 28, 2019
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Could I use my full name?

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Tristin,

 

You should use your full legal name as shown in your government-issued documents and on your Upwork account.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Vladimir C Member Since: Feb 18, 2020
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If I don’t have any business, is my name and surname written in my passport will work?
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Vladimir,

 

Yes, you can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents.

 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
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Vladimir C Member Since: Feb 18, 2020
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Thanks a lot, this helps.

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