We are writing to let you know that Upwork will begin collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) from all freelancers and agencies who use Upwork in Russia on April 25, 2019.
No action is needed on your part. Upwork is now fully registered to collect the tax and forward it to the Russian government. Individual freelancer data will not be provided when Upwork remits VAT.
The 20% tax will be applied only to Upwork service fees, not earnings from your clients. We've created a helpful example showing how VAT will be charged on Upwork service fees (excluding withdrawal fees).
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