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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.

Doordash Taxes Made Easy: A Complete Guide for Dashers, Delivery Drivers

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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Does Doordash Track Miles? Best Way of Tracking for Highest Mileage Deduction

Doordash does not track mileage for you. That’s important to know. Knowing how many miles you drove means a smaller tax bill. If Doordash doesn’t do this (or do it well) then it’s up to you. As an independent contractor you can knock the standard mileage deduction of 56 cents per mile (2021) from your …

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Doordash Taxes: 19 FAQs on Car & Mileage Expenses for Dashers

This is the third of a five 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: 20 FAQs on Business Expenses for Dashers

It’s hard enough to understand regular income tax. Now we have to know business taxes as well? Were you aware that your Doordash income is taxed like a business, and not like employee taxes? At first, that can seem frustrating. That’s more that we have to know. However, it’s actually a good thing. Because you’re …

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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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Doordash Taxes: 13 FAQ’s on 1099’s & Income for Dashers

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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Should I Answer Individual or Sole Proprietor as my Business Type on Payable for Doordash Instacart or other gigs?

Some gig economy companies like Doordash and Instacart use Payable to distribute their 1099 forms. Every January they send out invitations to sign up to get your 1099 forms electronically. And right away, one question stumps everyone: What is your business type? Individual? Sole Proprietor? LLC Single Member??? If you don’t know the answer, odds …

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How do I get started on last year’s taxes?

We made it. 2020 has been kicked to the curb: Good riddance, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. We’re not even going to thank you for your service, you were that kind of year. Except as an independent contractor with gig economy apps like Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart, Lyft, Grubhub, Postmates …

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Claiming miles in California with Prop 22’s 30 cents/mile| Doordash Uber Eats Instacart Lyft Grubhub

Prop 22 is going into effect and with it is a pay model that includes 30 cents per mile. How does that impact the ability to claim miles on your taxes? Can you still claim miles on your taxes if you’re getting paid 30 cents per mile in California? You can claim 100% of your …

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