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Tax Update: GST in Australia

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Upwork is required to comply with the tax laws of the countries where we do business, including collecting taxes and remitting them—which means sending the money we collect from you to the tax authority of the government that requires the tax.


To be compliant, Upwork will begin charging goods and services tax (GST) in Australia in January 2024. GST applies to many digital service purchases that Upwork supplies, such as the purchase of Connects, service fees, and membership fees.


We are not required to collect this tax from you if you provide Upwork with a valid GST ID. This is because you are already registered for GST and are responsible for self-reporting and remitting any taxes owed. GST is an indirect tax number given to you if you register with a relevant government agency.


If you have a GST ID and want it displayed on your invoices, go to your Tax Information page within settings to update your GST ID. If you do not have a GST ID, you can select that option on the Tax Information page. You are not required to have a GST ID.


Learn how taxes may impact you on Upwork by checking out our tax FAQs for freelancers and clients, or contact your local tax advisor.


Disclaimer: The tax-related information in this article is meant for general information only and should not be considered tax advice. This article may not be updated in real-time and may not reflect recent changes. We strongly encourage you to consult your country’s tax authority or tax advisor with questions about your specific situation.