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When you agreed to be an independent contractor, you agreed you were providing services as a business, not as an employee.

EntreCourier exists to help you embrace your role as a business owner. We look at the business side of self-employment and how to be the boss of your own business.

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  • Is Doordash and Other Delivery/Rideshare a Good Idea for Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps?
    Is delivering for gig economy apps like Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart and others a good way to pay down debt and complete the baby steps on the Dave Ramsey program? What about doing rideshare for Uber or Lyft? While it can be a great way to make some extra money, delivery gigs can have some …
  • Do Dashers Contractors Pay Quarterly Taxes? Does Doordash Take Out Taxes For You?
    The term “quarterly taxes” causes some confusion. There is no additional quarterly tax for Doordash delivery drivers. However, if you deliver for Doordash, you may need to make quarterly tax payments. Dashers are independent contractors and not employees. You deliver for Doordash as a business, meaning you are on your own regarding taxes. Doordash does …
  • The Dasher's Guide to Doordash Self-Employment Tax
    What is Self-Employment tax and why are Dashers being charged an extra tax for being independent contractors? At some point, you're wondering, “do you have to pay taxes for Doordash?” There might be a bit of a shock to find out, not only do you have income tax for Dashing, but there's this thing called …
  • Does Doordash Track Miles? Mileage Tracking for Dashers
    Doordash does not track miles for you when you deliver for them. They may provide you with an estimate of your total miles driven at the end of the year. However, that estimate doesn't meet IRS documentation requirements. Why is this important? As an independent contractor, business expenses serve as write-offs for Doordash Dashers. For …
  • How Much Should I Save for Doordash Taxes?
    Doordash drivers need to set enough money aside to cover income tax (starting at 10%), self-employment tax (15.3%), and any state or local taxes incurred due to their earnings. But there's more to it than that. Independent contractor taxes can be a bit more involved. To help get a feel for what to save, we'll …

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