Great service deserves to be rewarded
Riders and Uber Eats customers have the option to tip right from the app after each trip or delivery.
- It’s easy to receive tips directly through the Uber app.
- Zero service fees applied, always.
- Cash out tips and earnings any time with Instant Pay.
How it works
As soon as tipping becomes available in your city, you’ll be notified in your Uber Driver app and by email. To start accepting tips from riders 1) update or download the latest version of the Uber Driver app 2) close and restart your app 3) tap Accept Tips.
Riders have the option to add a tip when rating a completed trip.
Riders can easily choose from preset tip amounts.
Or, riders can select a custom tip amount.
You can see the exact tip amount for each trip in the trip details.
View all your tips in your trip history.
You can see total tips in your weekly summary. Tips can be cashed out at any time using Instant Pay, just like your other earnings.
After a trip has ended, riders have 30 days to add a tip. When you go online, you’ll see any new tips you received since the last time you opened your Uber Driver app.
Frequently asked questions
How do I opt in to tipping?
As soon as tipping becomes available in your city, you’ll be notified in the app and by email. To start accepting tips from riders 1) update or download the latest version of the Uber Driver app 2) be sure to close and restart your app 3) tap Accept Tips.
How do tips work with my earnings?
Tips belong to you and are automatically added to your total earnings. There are zero service fees applied to your tips. If you previously agreed to use your earnings to pay for services like Xchange Leasing or FuelCard, your tips may be used as part of your total earnings to make those payments.
Can I accept tips on all my Uber trips?
You can accept tips on Uber trips including uberX, uberPOOL, uberBLACK, uberSUV, uberTAXI, uberSELECT, uberXL, WAV, UberAssist, uberHOP, uberCommute, and deliveries with UberEATS.
How do ratings affect my tips?
Ratings do not affect tips and tips are not tied to 5-star ratings. However, Uber riders and UberEATS customers must rate their trip before they can add a tip.
How do I accept tips if I accidentally skipped the opt-in?
You can opt-in from a notification in the Home feed of the Uber Driver app.
How much of the tip goes to me vs. Uber?
There are zero service fees applied to your tips.
Where do I see my tips?
Track your tips in the Earnings tab of your Driver App and on partners.uber.com. Tips will also show in your pay statement, transaction activity, and daily/weekly earning summaries. Tips can be added by riders up to 30 days after a trip is completed. On UberEATS, tips can be added by customers up to 7 days after a trip is completed.
When will tips be available to me for Instant Pay?
Tips will be available immediately after you’ve received them.
Do customers have to do anything to start giving tips?
Riders and UberEATS customers will be required to upgrade to the latest version of the app in order to start giving in-app tips. All riders and UberEATS customers are notified via email that they’ll need to upgrade the app in order to start giving tips.
Why do I need to opt-in?
Some of our drivers have agreed to use their earnings to pay for products and services offered by Uber’s business partners. If you agreed to make payments to partners like xChange Leasing, Enterprise or FuelCard, your tips may be deducted from your total earnings to make those payments. Opting-in gives drivers the choice to enable this feature to accept tips and make these payments, or to continue to accept tips exclusively in cash.
Are riders required to provide a tip?
No, riders are not required to leave tips for Uber driver partners.
How long after my trip is over can a tip be provided?
Your riders can provide a tip as long as 30 days after your trip is complete. Riders can provide a tip to past drivers after a ride has been completed, from their trip history, from help.uber.com, riders.uber.com, and from their email receipts. UberEATS customers can provide a tip up to 7 days after your trip is complete.
Why isn’t tipping available in my city yet?
We’re starting with only a few cities so we can create the best tipping experience for you and your riders. We’ll be adding more cities over the next few weeks and making tips available to all Canadian drivers and delivery partners by the end of July 2017.
Can I see how much I was tipped by a specific rider or customer?
To protect your rider’s privacy, you’ll be able see the tip you receive on the trip receipt but will not see that individual’s name or photo.
Is there sales tax (GST/HST/QST) on tips?
The voluntary tips you receive are not subject to GST/HST/QST. Those taxes will not be collected on top of any tips. A tax professional can help you with any questions about tips and taxes.
Do I have to report income from tips in my annual income tax return?
Like most types of income, income from tips must be reported on your annual tax return. A tax professional can help you with any questions about tips and income tax.