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  1. Halfmybrain

    Uber fees and taxes? (Tax Summary for 2018)

    This is my first full year as a driver. Not sure if these can get claimed as expenses ("All [these] items may be tax deductible....") What u do? (I understand no one by answering is functioning as my CPA) approximate dollar ammounts Uber Service Fee/Other Adjustments, $5k Booking Fee, $4k...
  2. Harry B

    Tax Question? Uber said i earned $6,000 and have $2,000 in expenses?

    My question how does uber know my expenses already, i don't even know them. they are saying i made $6,000 , have $2,000 in expenses and net payout is 4,000.. I have more expenses and am getting confused??? please any help?
  3. I

    Tracking Expenses

    Hello, I'm new to Uber (been out driving twice) so forgive me if I sound ignorant at anytime! And also forgive me because I'm sure this question has been answered 1000 times over but I just find it easier to just ask it again rather than search for it, call me lazy! Anyway, I know I'm supposed...
  4. J

    How do you track your Miles/Expenses?

    I'd like to know what you guys use to keep track of everything, like mileage, and expenses! Which Apps work the best for you, or do you have another method that you think is better? I've been with Uber for 7 months now, but I've only been driving for 2 months. So I'm still a newbie! Also, I know...
  5. Mista T

    Cost reduction ideas?

    What do you do to keep your costs low? Ever since Lyft ruined the PDB for me, I have taken the following steps to reduce costs: - Stop accepting trips over 6 minutes or 1.5 miles away - Block future matches with pax who do nothing but take short rides to and from the bus stop and home - Cancel...
  6. A

    UberX-Driver Annual Income Projection

    I planned to sign up with Uber to utilize 40 hours a month working New Jersey. The plan called for buying a beater for $2k with another $2k for the liability insurance. With the relatively negligible car cost I would keep my fingers crossed to avoid accidents and breakdowns. I viewed this as a...
  7. Toonces-the-cat

    Waking up to a harsh reality

    I have been driving Uber for a while now and have been in total denial. However, I have woken up to a harsh reality that I am pushing myself into poverty. In November gas prices are rising by 19 cents a gallon. In December, my insurance rates are going from $40.61 per month plus 5.9¢ per mile to...
  8. Maven

    Dealing With Rising Gas Prices

    Gas prices have skyrocketed in the last few weeks. I expect them to go higher still, partially due to the mess in Houston. While gas prices are still much lower than their peak (over $4 per gallon), this is effectively a pay cut for Uber/Lyft/Delivery independent-contractors (drivers), who must...
  9. M

    Fuel & Expense Receipts

    Do you keep the fuel receipt after you lodge a BAS? ATO haven't asked me for the receipts at all.
  10. ricdam

    [Version 2] My Uber Income 2017-2018: GST, tax, BAS, Logbook, Expenses and Income spreadsheet

    (quick note to the mods: I have removed all the references that were against the forum rules) 2017-2018 financial year is here so I would like to share the new version of the My Uber Income spreadsheet: [CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW VERSION OF "MY UBER INCOME" SPREADSHEET] This spreadsheet...
  11. ricdam

    [Version 2] My Uber Income 2017-2018: GST, tax, BAS, Logbook, Expenses and Income spreadsheet

    (quick note to the mods: I have removed all the references that were against the forum rules) 2017-2018 financial year is here so I would like to share the new version of the My Uber Income spreadsheet: [CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW VERSION OF "MY UBER INCOME" SPREADSHEET] This spreadsheet...
  12. ricdam

    [Version 2] My Uber Income 2017-2018: GST, tax, BAS, Logbook, Expenses and Income spreadsheet

    (quick note to the mods: I have removed all the references that were against the forum rules) 2017-2018 financial year is here so I would like to share the new version of the My Uber Income spreadsheet: [CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW VERSION OF "MY UBER INCOME" SPREADSHEET] This...
  13. S

    Uber Tax Return Q

    I'm quite used to completing my own tax returns, however this is the first year with Uber as a business. Just looking for some advice to avoid heading to a tax agent. I have put myself as a Business/Sole trader, passing the results test (no PSI rules). I've put my total income in the...
  14. Bozewoman

    Recording phone usage on Stride

    New driver here. Excuse me if it's a repeat question. I use the Stride app to record my expenses like mileage, etc. In Stride, under Phone & Services, I'm to put the date, $ amount and then the % of the day I used my phone for work. My question is about the $ amount. ??? My cell bill is...
  15. S

    Claiming GST on expenses for part time partners

    Hi all, I'm new to being an Uber partner and looking for some advice. I only drive a few hours a week at the moment maybe 3 or 4 at the most and therefore the fuel I use on Uber driving doesn't ever equate to a full tank. How do you go about claiming the GST on the fuel that you do use on Uber...
  16. A

    Hi Everyone! - Washington DC Business Driver

    Hi All! - I'm a driver for both Lyft and Uber in the Washington D.C. area. I studied Business at school (University of Florida), and I want to treat driving like a small business. I'm interested in reading about techniques and strategies to increase profits, and decrease costs. I'm hoping to...
  17. Rahlo

    $25 Surcharge just to use E-470* Don't get duped like me.

    The fine print of your RENTAL CAR agreement says you'll be charged $25 per contract to use: America's most expensive road. *That's $25 not including mileage* That's: 7 Miles = $42 to E-470. Don't be like me. Now I avoid E-470.
  18. ErniesRide

    Unemployment and Uber Answers from "an unemployment manager"

    I've seen several threads regarding unemployment but I've not personally seen anybody with answers about how to report Uber income while receiving unemployment. I've called my unemployment office today and after enduring the worst run-around and hold music, I spoke to a woman who gave me...
  19. Charlie Schwartz

    Gas prices going up - time for uber to raise rates

    Dear Uber: Last year, nj drivers were delighted to see a small increase in their rates to correspond with the increased price of gas in nj, after the state decided to impose a sales tax on the gas, which increased gas prices by maybe 20 cents. According to news reports, the price of gas is...
  20. B

    Passenger Feedback - Wake Up Uber Friends

    As we are aware Uber is doing everything to run the cab companies out of town. This includes cutting your fares, so you may only make a minimum of $3-4 per trip. That will not pay for anything. Passengers from CVG will tip sometimes. That is usually a toss up. I have filled out the surveys...
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