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  1. lrod1887

    Should all uber drivers have FasTrak? LAX TRIPS

    Uber driver 101.. have a fastrak. One of the first things i did as an uber driver is get a FasTrak for express lane.... Just got an uber with this dude whose made 700 + trips and dude has no fastrak. Literally driving on 110 at 15mph while the express lane is open and drivers are flying by...
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    Uber Drivers leaving trash on my street you been warned....

    Hello, Former uber driver . Over 900 rides/ 4.89 rating. I quit about a year ago. Changed jobs so it was no longer convenient. I do miss the extra cash but I got a raise at my new job its all good. Not to mention im not killing my car and constantly keeping it clean, etc Anyways back to...
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    Uber tax deductions! Help .

    Thanks a lot!!!! I read to calculate miles is Total Miles driven for uber + dead miles ( half of miles driven for uber / its a safe bet = total business miles .
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    Uber tax deductions! Help .

    So i made $4,000 gross and with my deductions / mileage it was a business income of $1,200 lol So 2,800 of a loss? Does that sound right
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    Uber tax deductions! Help .

    So there is a gross fare that uber provides on the 1099-k. Im currently trying turbotax and tax act and i see nothing for deductions . Uber takes 20% plus safe ride feee. Do we subtract it ourselves and apply it to the gross? Or where? I was able to input my miles and dead miles but nothing...
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    Stuff left in your car

    Unless its wallet, phone or keys, it's a pain in the ass to return. Its always more work for the driver. Unless i see something right Away and im still near the pax , other than that its a real inconvenience to return shit. Whats your policy?
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    destination filter = no icentinves?

    thanks. no i didnt see it. :)
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    destination filter = no icentinves?

    sorry i meant highland park / south highland park near China Town?
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    destination filter = no icentinves?

    just did a 1.5x LA Core 6a-9am ride. PASADENA TO SANTA MONICA. i didnt see the 1.5x applied . I used the destination filter. Do i have to wait for the icentives to be applied before payday? or should it be there right away? or since i did a destination filter do i give up my incentives/...
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    Almost gave a free ride today...

    True.. I said why didnt u take the bus and he said he woke up late. Im sure the $50 uber will be a lesson to be up early next time :)
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    Almost gave a free ride today...

    So Its surging at 2.5 and I get a ping, its the perfect ride. 17 miles and its on my way to work. I hit " start ride" before the pax got in the car. Finally he got in and it was a young kid no more than 20. He was on his way to school and i felt bad cuz this ride was gonna cost him $40-60...
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    pretty sure im quitting uber

    so been about 6 weeks since i drove. I been making extra money at work. I work about 50-55 hours a week now. And I make $50 cash on saturdays by helping a friend with 2-2.5 hours of yard work (CASH) , so i dont feel the need to work any more. Just for wear and tear on my car and headaches and...
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    How long without driving before getting deactived ??

    UPDATE: I think i bought some time. Told them i was on vacation lol
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    How long without driving before getting deactived ??

    Cant get a clear answer on the website. I havent driven in a few weeks. Maybe 5 weeks. I got a text from uber yesterday saying if i dont drive " soon" i run the risk of being removed from the platform. I plan on driving this weekend... I hope i dont get deactivated by then lol I've...
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    My first 100 + mile trip tonight

    103 miles to be exact. Santa monica to carlsbad. Too bad i missed the surge Total payout was around $95 bux. Not sure if it was worth it since it took me 90 minutes to drive back home and deadmiles. The dude didnt even tip me. Not sure how i feel about this.
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    ubering and maintnance

    so these past months have been shitty. consider it a combination of me getting a pay raise at work and so many new drivers that I don't uber like I used to. I'm up for a front brake pad replacement along with serptine belt. I bought the parts myself and found a good mechanic who will do...
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    Why do you still drive?

    my goal now is to make $500 a month which all goes to my savings. I own my own car, its a prius ..I do maybe 5-6 hours a week = $100-150
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    Metro LA declining , blame uber?

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ridership-slump-20160127-story.html uber prices keep dropping , I can see uber having something to do with Metro declining ..I mean why deal with walking to a metro station , dealing with all these crazy people who take the metro and other annoying...
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    when will we get 1099 forms?

    still nada. I want to file my taxes already lol
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