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Australian rideshare tax requirements

It is a requirement that you are GST registered to partner with Uber. Please see here for ATO tax guidance regarding ridesharing. Uber does not withhold or file any tax on your behalf.

We expect all of our partners to meet their own tax obligations like everyone else. This would include declaring your earnings from providing services as an Uber partner. You may also be able to claim your Uber-related expenses (as tax deductions) through your tax return.

Tax can be tricky! We want to help you understand and meet your tax obligations, but it’s important to note that Uber is unable to provide tax advice. To answer your questions, you can read the information below provided by Uber Pro partners, the FAQs at the bottom of this page, or you can contact the ATO directly.

Where to find your tax information

You can find tax information on your Uber profile – we’ll provide you with a monthly and annual Tax Summary. Your annual Tax Summary should be available around mid-July.

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on 'Tax Summary'
  3. Select the relevant statement

Your Tax Summary document includes:

  • Your total earnings (gross fares)
  • Potential business expenses (service fee, booking fee, mileage etc.)

Remember that the information provided is designed to assist with your tax management, and is specific only to your activities as an Uber partner. However, if ever in doubt, please consult a tax professional.


Airtax makes business activity statements (BAS) and income tax returns easy. Connect your Uber account with Airtax and your earnings can be automatically pre-filled in your BAS lodgement form. New Uber partners who sign up using the page below get their first BAS lodgement free + free ABN and GST registration. Airtax have also put together a series of useful articles to help you understand your obligations.

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed allows you to digitally keep track of expenses through an app. As an Uber Pro driver-partner, you are eligible for a 30% discount of the RRP, being $10.50 for 3 months. QuickBooks Self-Employed also has the ability to integrate with Airtax.

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes. According to the ATO, any Australian resident must declare in their tax return all income earned anywhere in the world during that tax year. We expect all of our partners to meet their tax obligations like everyone else, including declaring Uber earnings in their individual tax return. You may also be able to claim your Uber related expenses (as tax deductions) through your tax return.

    To understand more, you can contact your accountant or an Uber Pro partner for more information.

    Airtax information >

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  • No. As an Uber partner, you independently provide transportation services. You are not an employee of Uber nor a contractor of Uber. As such, you are responsible for reporting and paying all relevant taxes associated with your earnings producing activities.

    To understand more, you can contact your accountant or an Uber Pro partner for more information.

    Airtax information >

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  • Fares you charge riders are inclusive of GST. As such, GST is calculated as 1/11th of the fare. For example, if the fare charged on a trip is $11, GST is $1.

    To understand more on calculating GST on your fares, you can view the ATO article below or contact your accountant or an Uber Pro partner.

    ATO information >

    Airtax information >

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  • Yes, GST does apply to the Uber service fee. To help illustrate how this works - we have set out an example below of how this would normally impact a GST-registered driver partner in Australia. This example is based on a $100 Total Fare for a partner who currently receives a 25% Service Fee. To keep the example simple, any other fees that may apply (such as the Booking Fee) have been excluded:

    Trip Breakdown
    Total Fare$100.00
    Service Fee (ex. GST)-$25.00
    GST on Service Fee (10%)-$2.50
    Driver Payout (a)$72.50
    GST Return
    Driver Output Tax Liability (b)$9.09
    Input Tax Credit-$2.50
    Driver Net GST Liability (c)$6.59

    Driver Outcome = $65.91

    (a) The total amount received after the Service Fee is deducted. (b) As the Total Fare includes GST, we divide by 11 to calculate the GST amount: $9.09. (c) The net GST liability payable to the Australian Tax Office (after reporting GST on the Total Fare and claiming a GST credit on the Service Fee).

    This example is for illustrative purposes only and not to be taken as tax advice. You should consult a tax professional who can advise on the best way to manage your GST obligations. You can also reach out to our tax partners above for more guidance.

  • Tips will form a part of your income and should be reportable for your income tax purposes. The tip you receive is also generally considered to be additional consideration for your supply of transportation services and therefore subject to GST (assuming you are GST registered). We are not able to provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more detail.

  • Visit a tax information page in our Help Centre

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