What is the W-8BEN form on Upwork?

This kind of form is used when a freelancer is not a U.S. taxpayer. Also, you can not access your earnings if you do not fill this form. By adding info you confirm that Upwork is not required to get taxes from your earnings.

After you fill this form which is obligatory, the system will update the info and you can access the funds immediately.

To fill the W-8BEN form you need to go to Settings –> Tax Information –> and enter your legal and address from your government document.

When you complete the W-8BEN form Upwork will not:

  • Withhold any taxes from your earnings
  • Report your income to anyone
  • Ask for any taxpayer identification number
  • Determine or check if you owe taxes in your own country