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Three Ways New PPP Rules Help Gig Economy Contractors/Workers (Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart, Lyft, Grubhub)

The Biden Administration released new rules for the Paycheck Protection Program. Those rules offer greater relief especially for gig economy contractors such as Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart, Lyft and others. However, there’s not much time for contractors to take advantage of these new rules. However, The current version of the PPP is set to …

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How to Fill Out the Targeted EIDL Advance Grant Application Step by Step as a gig economy independent contractor

The SBA has begun the process of reaching out to individuals who may be eligible for the Covid-19 Targeted EIDL Advance, inviting them to apply for the additional funds. If you received an invitation to complete the application, this post is here to help you walk step by step through how to fill out the …

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What is PRO Act and Why Should Doordash Uber Eats Instacart Grubhub Contractors Keep an Eye on It?

PRO Act is back and it could be a game changer for independent contractors with Doordash, Instacart, Grubhub, Uber Eats or any other gig economy company. Democrats in Congress have re-introduced the PRO Act, or Professional Right to Organize. The act was passed by Congress in 2020 but stalled out in the Republican controlled Senate. …

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Doordash Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions about Car and Mileage Expenses

This is the third of a four part series on frequently asked questions about Doordash and taxes. We focus on how taxes work as a Dasher delivering for Doordash as an independent contractor. Most of these questions and answers would apply working as a contractor for other delivery services as well. How does our car …

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Doordash Taxes: Business Expenses Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As a Dasher delivering for Doordash, you’re considered to be self employed. This means your Doordash income will be taxed like a business. This is a good thing. You can reduce your taxable income by listing the costs of your Doordash delivery work. This is the second of four FAQ articles on Doordash taxes, and …

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Avoid these common costly mistakes using the free Credit Karma tax filing as a contractor with Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart, Grubhub etc.

I have good news and bad news if you’re an independent contractor in the gig economy during tax time. The good news is there’s a free tax filing program that will let you run your taxes as an independent contractor. Most free programs don’t let you do things like 1099’s and Schedule C’s, but Credit …

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How Much Did I Earn on Doordash?

Maybe it’s tax time and you want to verify your 1099 earnings. Or perhaps you’re doing some financial planning and want to know what you’ve received for your contract work with Doordash. How can I tell how much I earned with Doordash when Doordash doesn’t provide a record of your earnings? Doordash: worst in class …

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Why Did Uber Eats Send Two 1099 Forms? Which one is Correct?

Let’s face it. Uber Eats is kinda wonky with how they do their 1099 forms. Some couriers are getting 1099’s that seem to report way too little. Others see their income summaries that report way too much. And then many are getting two different 1099 forms. What’s up with this? Why is Uber Eats sending …

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Why does my Uber Eats 1099 or Annual Tax Summary say I made more than I did?

Understanding the Uber Eats annual summary of income for tax reports Uber Eats is a different animal compared to other delivery apps when it comes to income reporting. Uber Eats may report dramatically lower income on your 1099-NEC than you received. Or they could turn around and send you two 1099’s, and the total is …

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Why didn’t I get a 1099 from Uber Eats (and why the 1099-K?)

It’s 1099 time. All the delivery apps are sending out their 1099’s. But you got nothing from Uber Eats. Or maybe it was a lot smaller than you expected it to be. Why is Uber Eats not sending out 1099’s like everyone else? And why are the ones they do send out for so little? …

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Should I deliver during the Super Bowl for Doordash Uber Eats Instacart Grubhub?

The matchup has been set. The GOAT goes up against the one guy who could eventually replace him as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). I was never a Tom Brady fan but have always been a football fan, so I gotta respect what he’s pulled off. But that’s neither here nor there. Should I …

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Doordash 1099’s Income and Taxes FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

You may be part of the army of new Dashers that began delivering for Doordash and maybe others this past year. Or maybe you’ve been at this for awhile but just wondered. As Doordash sends out their 1099’s you may be one of many who have one of these frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about taxes, …

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How to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program PPP Step by Step for Independent Contractors

Don’t be one of the vast majority of gig workers who fail to get funded through the PPP because they didn’t do things right. I’ve seen numbers reporting less than five percent of independent contractors were getting funds through the Paycheck Protection Program. Were they being discriminated against? Are independent contractors for gigs like Doordash, …

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EIDL FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for Doordash Uber Eats Instacart Grubhub Lyft Independent Contractors

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 extended the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans and introduced a targeted advance for previous borrowers who met certain conditions. How does all of this impact independent contractors who were in business prior to the pandemic? If you contract with gig companies like Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, Lyft, Grubhub, Instacart …

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Can I be deactivated for using the old Doordash version 5.63.6 or third party apps like Dash Utility?

Is it possible to get deactivated by Doordash for using the older version 5.63.6 of the Dasher app? Or how about for using an app like Driver’s Utility Helper (DUH, sometimes known in the driver community as Dash Utility) to help you make decisions? Is there a danger in linking to apps or programs where …

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