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  1. N

    Any international students/workers working on uber?

    I have question about the GST registration that Uber asks us to do. I'm new to the country and I'm starting to drive for uber. I know that we need to register for GST but they won't let me do it online. I called CRA and they said I needed to register by mail as a non-resident. Has anyone...
  2. duracell

    Entertainment tax deduction eg Spotify

    Hi. I understand that drivers can claim a Spotify subscription as a tax deduction. Does anybody know if this extends to Youtube Red as it includes Google Play Music? Or is it just those entertainment providers that run through the Uber App? Thanks
  3. mickyt

    ATO -calculate GST

    Hi All, Newbie here (found this forum yesterday) and new to Uber (only been driving 3 months) . I am about to submit my first simpler BAS for Oct- Dec and I'm a bit confused. Have spoken to Uber and ATO and read some stuff and still unclear and my accountant is away till the end of the month...
  4. B

    GST on car registration

    In QLD, can we claim GST on vehicle registration fees? In our invoices, it doesn't include anything about GST charged? Thanks
  5. B

    GST on purchase

    If I buy a car for $16,000 on 01/12/2018 and do UBER. Can I put it as GST on purchases at the end of this GST quarter which is 31/12/2018?
  6. Sam. P

    ATO chasing overdue BAS?

    I've read in a thread on Facebook that the ATO is teaming up with external collection agencies. Should we be worried???? copy and paste: "From now on if your clients have overdue lodgment obligations, we may refer them to an external collection agency to secure lodgment on our behalf. Starting...
  7. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Driving passengers for a fare?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Driving passengers for a fare? 20 November 2018 If you're going to provide ride-sourcing services, it's important to know your tax obligations before you start. Ride-sourcing is treated the same as taxi travel for GST...
  8. B

    Airtax Sync not working

    I have noticed that the AirTax sync process is not working for me from a couple of weeks ago. Is it the same for you guys as well? I am on my OCT-DEC GST page and the sync button is not working for me. Is there any website similar to Airtax? Thanks
  9. Alex @ Airtax


    Designed by PwC Tax Specialists, Airtax does simple tax for individuals from $49. Our integration with Uber allows you to pull earnings and expense data straight from your Uber profile into the BAS, making it super straightforward to stay compliant. Best of all it only takes a couple of minutes...
  10. Jack Malarkey

    Ola introducing up-front fares in all Australian cities from Wednesday 3 October 2018

    Ola sent the following email to all its Australian drivers on Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 3.29 pm: PRODUCT UPDATE 'UP-FRONT FARE' Effective 03 October 2018, Ola will introduce an up-front fare feature in the customer app. This is designed to provide clarity for customers, providing even...
  11. B

    Maintaing the logbook for more than three months

    After three months of UBER, my logbook shows that my business usage is 92%. But if I keep on marking the logbook for another few months, I am pretty sure my business usage will go up to 97%. Is this allowable?
  12. B

    Change of business usage percentage

    What if I complete the uber logbook for three months and it shows a business percentage of 98%. And all of a sudden I could get a full time job and now by business usage is only 50%. When completing GST and tax returns, do I put 98% or 50% for the business usage of my vehicle? Remember that the...
  13. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Claiming GST credits

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Claiming GST credits 22 June 2018 Knowing what you can claim as a GST credit can sometimes seem confusing. Here are five things you can do to get your claim right: 1. Claim within the time limit You can claim GST and fuel tax...
  14. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Don’t delay your activity statement

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Don't delay your activity statement 22 June 2018 It's important to lodge your activity statements on time. You have up to four years from the due date of your activity statement to claim GST and fuel tax credits. If you're...
  15. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Getting the right advice on GST and tax

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Getting the right advice on GST and tax 29 June 2018 96% of Australian small businesses rely on a tax or BAS agent to help manage their tax and super affairs. We work together with the tax profession to assist those small...
  16. Jack Malarkey

    Ola tax statement for final quarter

    Ola sent the latest Canberra edition of the Ola Pit Stop! newsletter to drivers on Thursday 5 July 2018 at 7.20 pm. This newsletter included the following important information about the tax statement for the fourth quarter (1 April to 30 June 2018): Q4 Quarterly Statement Please be advised...
  17. Jack Malarkey

    Uber’s end-of-financial year tax update

    Uber sent the following important email to drivers on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 10.01 am: Useful EOFY information and updates Tax season is upon us again. We’ve spent the last few months speaking with driver-partners across the country to find out what you need to know to help make things...
  18. B

    GST and Income Tax deductions

    Can we claim these expenses for GST and Income Tax 1) Vehicle Registration fees 2) Driver's Authorization Fees 3) Booked Hire Service License Fees And any other costs incurred for the purpose of starting UBER?? Thanks
  19. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Tips for getting your activity statement right

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Tips for getting your activity statement right 14 June 2018 These six activity statement lodgment tips can help you save time and get things right the first time: Lodge all your outstanding activity statements. We can’t process...
  20. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Do you import goods worth A$1,000 or less?

    From the Australian Taxation Office Small Business Newsroom: Do you import goods worth A$1,000 or less? 12 June 2018 From 1 July 2018 overseas businesses that meet the GST registration threshold of A$75,000 will need to charge GST on goods that are: less than A$1,000 (low value) imported...