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Does UpWork Pay Your Taxes?

Last updated on September 30, 2022 @ 10:23 pm

UpWork is a popular online freelancing platform that connects businesses with remote workers. One of the key benefits of using UpWork is that it handles all the tax paperwork for you. But does UpWork actually pay your taxes?

The answer is yes, UpWork does pay your taxes. When you sign up for an account on UpWork, you’re required to provide your tax information.

This includes your Social Security number or Employer Identification Number, as well as your country of residence. Based on this information, UpWork will withhold the appropriate amount of taxes from your earnings and pay them to the appropriate tax authority on your behalf.

PRO TIP: If you are an Upwork user, be aware that the company does not withhold taxes on your behalf. This means that it is your responsibility to ensure that your taxes are paid in full and on time. Failure to do so could result in hefty penalties and interest charges from the IRS.

So, if you’re wondering whether or not you need to pay taxes on your UpWork earnings, the answer is no – UpWork will take care of it for you. However, it’s important to note that this only applies to US-based freelancers; if you live in another country, you may be responsible for paying your own taxes.


In conclusion, yes – UpWork pays your taxes for you if you are based in the USA. If you live in another country, however, you may be responsible for paying your own taxes.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.