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Independent Contractor Taxes

Taxes are particularly challenging for independent contractors for gig economy apps like Doordash, Instacart, Uber Eats, Grubhub and others. We have tax related articles listed under the following sub categories.

Uber Eats Tax Calculator: How Much Extra Will I Pay from Uber Eats Income?

Maybe that extra money from Uber Eats has been helping you save up for something special. Perhaps it’s just helping you make ends meet in these tough times. Or maybe the job situation is such that right now, being an independent contractor for Uber Eats, Doordash, Grubhub, Instacart and other food delivery apps is the …

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The Uber Eats Driver’s Complete Guide to Self-Employment Tax

If you are like most people who are trying to figure out this whole Uber Eats tax thing, you may have had a bit of a surprise the first time you read the words “Self-Employment Taxes.” Wait, what? Maybe like some folks, you didn’t realize you were self-employed to begin with. Perhaps you’ve discovered some …

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Understanding the Schedule C Form for Uber Eats Independent Contractors

In the first part of this series on Uber Eats Taxes we said Schedule C is the most important tax form for your delivery work as an Uber Eats independent contractor. It’s even more important than the 1099 forms you get from Uber Eats. That’s because this form, and not your 1099, is what determines …

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Can you claim it? Weighing 41 UberEats Expense Tax Deductions

What all can you claim on your taxes as an independent contractor for Uber Eats? Obviously we know you can claim the miles you drive, but what else is there? Are there even enough things to claim to make it worth the time? How do we know which is legitimate and what can get you …

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How to Claim the Mileage Deduction & Write off Car Expenses (Uber Eats)

The biggest money mistake Uber Eats drivers make is to not write off car expenses on their taxes. Either they didn’t know how or they didn’t know they could. Don’t make that mistake. Every mile that you track and claim can shave 9 to 14 cents off your tax bill (possibly more). Fourteen pennies doesn’t …

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How to Understand Uber Eats 1099s When They Lie About Your Pay

Uber Eats is by far the most confusing of the delivery apps when it comes to understanding your 1099 forms and what you actually earned with them. They might send two 1099 forms. You could make thousands of dollars and not receive any 1099s. And then to top it off, they lie to the government …

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9 Concepts You Must Know to Understand Uber Eats Taxes (Complete Guide)

The beauty of delivering for Uber Eats is it’s pretty easy to make extra money quickly. In fact, it’s so easy that all of a sudden, you realize you have to pay taxes on that money. What’s the big deal about taxes? Isn’t it just like with any other job? There’s the problem: This isn’t …

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How Does the Doordash 1099 Thing With Stripe Work (2022)?

Doordash has a new 1099 process in 2022 with what seems like a new processing partner. How does this 1099 thing work this year? How can Dashers get their 1099-NEC from Stripe. And then, how do you know if the 1099 is correct? We’re going to look at all things Doordash 1099 here. We’ll talk …

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Can I Write off My Car Payment / Purchase for Delivery or Rideshare?

If you drive much as a rideshare contractor for Uber or Lyft, or as a delivery independent contractor for companies like Doordash, Instacart, Uber Eats and Grubhub, you can wear your car out quickly. Repairs and replacement for all that wear and tear can be expensive. It can also keep you off the road. Sometimes …

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Can I Write Off a Home Office Deduction for Delivery or Rideshare?

As a gig economy independent contractor in Delivery (Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Instacart etc) and Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.), it’s hard to know what you can write off outside of miles and a few minor supplies. You may have heard other drivers tell you that you can take several hundred dollars in home office deductions. …

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2022 Standard Mileage Rate Announced for Delivery and Rideshare Drivers

The Internal Revenue Service just announced the standard mileage rate for 2022. The standard mileage rate is a big deal for gig economy contractors who use their cars. Delivery drivers for Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart and others, and rideshare drivers with Uber, Lyft and others often put thousands of miles on their cars as …

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Doordash Tax Calculator 2022: What Will I Owe & How Bad Will It Hurt?

While Doordash and other delivery gigs are a great way to bring in some extra cash, at some point reality hits. Taxes? It’s not enough that taxes are even more complicated when you’re a self employed independent contractor. You realize that you’re on your own. No one’s withholding taxes for you. To top it all …

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Doordash Taxes (2022): The Complete Guide by a Dasher for Dashers

Doordash Taxes. *sigh* You might be past the ‘time to sigh’ stage. Maybe it’s more like ‘time to use strong language.’ Whether you do gig work full time or it’s a side job, taxes can be frustrating. Why are taxes such a mystery? I mean, they must be. Everyone’s telling you not to bother asking …

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Doordash Taxes Schedule C FAQs for New & Experienced Dashers

It’s tricky enough figuring out taxes as individuals. Then, as self-employed delivery drivers, we get even another tax form. What is this Schedule C you speak of? So you start asking around in forums and Dasher communities, and everyone has a different answer. Can it get any more complicated? We’ll walk through the common questions …

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31 FAQs: Filing Doordash Taxes Explained For New Dashers and Vets

All of these tax forms make your head spin. Worse, Dashers have to file like we’re business owners, which equals more forms and more confusion. To top it off, there’s so much bad advice out there on Facebook, Reddit and other places. Where do you begin and how do you find the answers? This is …

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