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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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Can I Claim Meals as a Business Expense Deduction While Delivering for Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, etc.?

There’s a place on the Schedule C for meal expenses, so that must mean I can claim them as a business deduction when I’m delivering for gig apps like Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Instacart and others, right? Right? So, CAN I claim meals as a business expense or deduction while delivering these for gig apps? …

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Can I Claim Miles and Expenses Using My Bicycle, eBike, Scooter or Motorcycle Delivering for Grubhub Doordash Postmates Uber Eats etc.?

The good news is, you can save a TON of money using your bicycle, scooter, your eBike or your Motorcycle while delivering for gig companies like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates and Uber Eats. The bad news is, you can’t take the same kind of deductions. It would be awesome to claim the 58 cents a mile …

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What Non-Car Business Expenses can I claim for Grubhub Doordash Instacart Uber Eats etc?

You can claim non-car expenses as a contractor for Doordash, Instacart, Grubhub, Uber Eats and others, so it’s important to understand what some of those business costs are. Here’s the general rule – if the expense is reasonable and necessary for the operation of your business, you can probably claim it as an expense. And …

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Understanding Business Expenses for Delivery Drivers with Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, Instacart etc.

In other parts of this tax guide, I’ve made this point, and it’s worth repeating. Your business expenses are NOT deductions. At least not in the same way as your mortgage interest or charitable giving that you itemize. You do not claim them as part of your itemized deductions. And here’s the great part: You …

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Should I Itemize or Take Standard Deduction as an Independent Contractor for Doordash Instacart Uber Eats Grubhub?

You hear people talk a lot about tracking your miles and your expenses when you deliver as an independent contractor for third party delivery platforms. But what if you don’t deliver that much? What if this is a part time gig. What if your expenses don’t add up to the $12,000 Standard Deduction? Is it …

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