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W8-BEN Form

mominaht
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Momina H Member Since: Aug 23, 2016
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I do not have any earnings outside Upwork. Which means, tilll yet I have not been a taxpayer. And I have just started working here as a freelance. How am I supposed to fill the W8-BEN form then?

aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Momina, 

 

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. You will only need to provide your legal name and address on the W-8BEN form, and once you have filed it, the system will activate your eligibility to access funds immediately.


~ Avery
Upwork

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v3ktohhh
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Victor O Member Since: Nov 4, 2020
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Thanks for the solution.

Please from where can I get the W8-BEN form, and where do I submit it after completion? Does it need official personnel?

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Victor,

 

You can submit your Form W-8BEN by going to Settings > Tax Information. Click the pencil icon next to W-8BEN, fill in your information and Save, that's it!

Please let us know if you need any further assistance,

~Andrea
Upwork
v3ktohhh
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Victor O Member Since: Nov 4, 2020
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That's all for now, Thank you so much

v3ktohhh
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Victor O Member Since: Nov 4, 2020
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I am not a US taxpayer, neither am I residing in the United States nor have I been there, does that mean I'm not eligible to fill the form and get paid on Upwork? If so, what do I do about this? and if not, is the form still needed?

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Victor,

 

You can go to Settings > Tax Information and fill out the W-8BEN form to confirm you're not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
Upwork
v3ktohhh
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Victor O Member Since: Nov 4, 2020
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Ok thanks, I don't have any businesses, so please what do I put in the name of businesses input-box of W8-BEN Form?

luiggi_rosado
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Luiggi R Moderator Member Since: Jul 3, 2020
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Hi Victor,

 

In that case, you should use your own legal name to fill out that field. Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any additional questions.

 

Thank you.

~ Luiggi
Upwork
v3ktohhh
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Victor O Member Since: Nov 4, 2020
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Much thanks to all of you who've been sharing solutions, I do, however, have one final question, to be really sure about my position on Upwork; So if I'm not a US taxpayer, don't stay in America, and don't have any businesses or agencies, I can just fill out My Legal Name and Address to become eligible to withdraw funds from Upwork? Please reply

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