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Do I Have to Pay Taxes UpWork?

Last updated on September 30, 2022 @ 10:09 pm

If you’re an independent contractor in the United States, the answer to the question “Do I have to pay taxes on UpWork?” is a resounding yes. The IRS requires that all self-employed individuals file and pay taxes on their income, regardless of where it comes from.

This means that if you earn money through UpWork (or any other platform), you are responsible for paying your own taxes. The good news is that you can deduct a range of business expenses from your taxable income, which can help to reduce your tax bill.

PRO TIP: If you are an Upwork freelancer, you are responsible for paying your own taxes. Upwork does not withhold any taxes from your earnings.

Keep in mind that if you’re an employee of a company, your employer is responsible for paying your taxes. You will still need to file a tax return, but you won’t need to pay any self-employment taxes.

If you’re not sure whether you’re considered an employee or independent contractor, it’s worth speaking to a tax professional. They can help you understand your obligations and make sure you’re paying the right amount of tax.

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.