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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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Does Doordash Withhold Taxes For Me? (FAQ Series)

The question, “Does Doordash withhold taxes for me?” is incredibly common. It’s right at the top of the list of “things Doordash doesn’t tell you.” Does Doordash withhold taxes for you? They do not. You contract with Doordash as an independent contractor, not as an employee. Since you are technically working for them as a …

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Understanding the Income Tax Process For Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, Uber Eats Contractors

You’ve done all the work. You’ve added up your income and 1099’s for your self employed work. And, you’ve figured out your expenses. You now know what your taxable profit is. How does this impact your income taxes? We just talked about your self employment tax. Now we’re going to dive into what you do …

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Understanding Self Employment Taxes for Delivery Drivers for Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats etc.

Your Schedule C is done. On the one hand, your profit then will be tossed in with all your other income and you get to figure out your income tax. It’s kinda long, ugly, a bit complicated. We’ll save that for another article. But now that you know your self employment income, you DO have …

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Tax Information Guide for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart Delivery Drivers

What will you have to pay on tax day as a delivery driver who contracts with gig economy companies like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats or others? I have no clue. You might owe a lot. You may be getting a hefty refund. There are so many factors that impact whether you pay in a …

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More about 1099’s and Keeping Your Taxes Low with Mark Toussaint, Public Accountant

It was a pleasure to visit with Mark Toussaint, a local Public Accountant from here in Colorado who also teaches accounting on the faculty at Metro State University here in Denver. Mark also has worked with his wife delivering for Doordash, so he knows accounting, he has his Masters in Tax Law, AND he knows …

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What’s the Best Tax Book for Delivery Contractors (Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.)?

I tried finding the best delivery tax book for contractors who deliver Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, etc. Not finding anything really written specifically from a delivery perspective, I wondered if maybe I should put something together. I am planning on putting together an online guide that I hope can help delivery drivers with tax questions. …

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How Do Taxes Work Driving for Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats etc.?

Here is the best tax advice that I can offer to independent contractors in the food delivery world in the gig economy: Don’t take tax advice from the internet. Not from blogs, not from podcasts, especially not Facebook. Don’t even take advice from this blog, because this isn’t meant to be advice. The only place …

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