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Australian rideshare tax requirements

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) advises that rideshare partners carrying on an enterprise may be liable for GST registration and income tax on any earnings. 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 Momentum Rewards providers, 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 tax summary should be available around mid-July.

  1. Log into partners.uber.com
  2. Click on “Tax Summary”
  3. Select the relevant statement

Your Tax Summary document includes helpful information such as:

  • 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.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR TAX SUMMARY

Momentum tax offers

Airtax

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.

H&R Block

H&R Block provides discounted tax services as well as specialist tax advice for partners. This applies to various services including tax returns, BAS and bookkeeping. Book an appointment at your nearest H&R Block.

Quickbooks Self Employed

Quickbooks Self Employed allows you to digitally keep track of expenses through an app. As a Momentum partner, you are eligible for a 70% discount of the RRP, being $2.99 for 6 months. Quickbooks Self Employed also has the ability to integrate with Airtax.

Your tax timeline

Do tax season right, by planning ahead. Knowing when and what you have to file can help you avoid paying late penalties. Check out the important dates to keep in mind below.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need to pay income tax?

    Yes. According to the ATO, any Australian resident must declare in your tax return all income you 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 your 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 a Momentum Rewards provider for more information.

    Airtax Information >

    H&R Block >

  • Does Uber pay tax for me?

    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 a Momentum Rewards provider for more information.

    Airtax Information >

    H&R Block >

  • How do I calculate GST on my fare?

    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 a Momentum Rewards provider.

    ATO information >

    Airtax Information >

    H&R Block >

  • Where can I find more FAQs?

    Visit a tax information page in our Help Centre

    Help centre

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