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Tax FAQ and online resources

Find answers to common questions about filing your tax return.

FAQ

  • What is the 1099-K?

    The 1099-K form reports all on-trip transactions between riders and drivers. We'll provide you with a 1099-K if you earned more than $20,000 in on-trip transactions and provided at least 200 rides. If you do not meet both of these criteria, you will not receive a 1099-K. You can learn more about Form 1099-K at IRS.gov.

  • What is the 1099-MISC?

    We will provide you with a 1099-MISC if you received at least $600 in non-rider payments (e.g., referrals, on-trip promotions). Learn more about Form 1099-MISC at IRS.gov.

  • What is the Uber tax summary used for?

    The tax summary provides a detailed breakdown of your annual earnings and business-related expenses that may be deductible. Potential deductible business-related expenses may vary depending on how your business is set up.

    You’ll receive an Uber tax summary on your partner dashboard before January 31, 2018.

    This year’s tax summary will include a record of all your online miles for the year, which may be deductible. Total online miles include all the miles you drove waiting for a trip, en route to a rider, and on a trip.

  • Are there business expenses that are deductible?

    Drivers use the Uber platform in different ways. Potential deductible business-related expenses may vary depending on how your business is set up. Your tax summary provides a breakdown of business-related expenses that may be deductible.

    We recommend that you seek guidance from a qualified tax service like TurboTax and/or contact an independent tax professional to better understand your possible deductions.

  • Where can I find my tax documents?

    Your tax documents will be available at partners.uber.com by January 31, 2018.

  • What if my tax statement amount does not match my direct deposit amount?

    Don’t worry! The total on your 1099 will not match the total deposits in your bank account. This is because the total amount deposited to you is your net earnings (your total fares after fees to Uber). In comparison, the 1099-K lists your gross payments for third-party transactions (in this case, payments from riders for trips). Fees paid to others may be deductible. These potentially deductible pieces of your gross earnings are noted on your Uber tax summary.

  • What if my tax advisor has questions about Uber?

    Your Uber tax summary and pay statements will be available on your partner dashboard and can help you—or anyone helping you—prepare your taxes and better understand your annual earnings. Your tax summary provides a view of your yearly transactions.

    For more detailed information, we recommend that you seek guidance from a qualified tax service like TurboTax.

  • Do I owe quarterly taxes?

    As an independent contractor, you may owe quarterly taxes for your Uber earnings. Here are estimated quarterly deadlines:

    When to pay estimated tax

    Payment period January 1 – March 31

    • Due Date: April 15

    Payment period April 1 – May 31

    • Due Date: June 15

    Payment period June 1 – August 31

    • Due date: September 15

    Payment period September 1 – December 31

    • Due date: January 15 of the following year

    You can learn more on the IRS website.

  • What if I am a courier on Uber Eats?

    The tax process is the same for delivery partners. As an independent contractor, you may receive a 1099-K and/or 1099-MISC form. The 1099-K form reports payments from third-party transactions (in this case, transactions between eaters and delivery partners). We will provide you with a 1099-K if you earned at least $20,000 from on-trip transactions (your trip transaction amounts before Uber-related fees) from eaters and provided at least 200 deliveries.

  • What if I drive for both Uber Eats and Uber?

    Your earnings from deliveries and rides will be combined to determine if you meet the earnings and trip criteria to receive a 1099-K and/or a 1099-MISC. You will receive one tax summary for all activity with Uber Eats and Uber.

  • What about tips?

    Your tips are included in the gross earnings total on your tax documents and are considered taxable income. We recommend seeking guidance from a qualified tax service like TurboTax and/or contacting an independent tax professional for more specific answers to tax questions.

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