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Mileage and Car Expense

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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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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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Can I Claim Miles Even if Grubhub Reimburses Mileage?

There’s a lot of concern that you might not be able to claim all your miles with Grubhub since they pay by the mile. After all, if Grubhub (or any other delivery app) pays by the mile, some will tell you that’s a reimbursement. That could cost a lot of money. Can I claim all …

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What Actual Car Expenses Can Be Claimed as Delivery Drivers for Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats?

How do you decide whether to claim actual expenses as a delivery driver for gig apps like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc., and how do you know which expenses to claim? You can claim a per mile rate for your car expense. If the actual expenses are higher, you can go that route instead …

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How to track Miles as a delivery driver for Grubhub Postmates, Doordash, Uber Eats etc.

Your miles are a big part of your expenses when you deliver for Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates and other gig companies, which means you need to track them. If you don’t track them, you cannot claim them. If you don’t track them AND you claim them and the IRS checks into it, it can …

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What Miles Can I Claim Delivering with Grubhub Doordash Instacart Postmates Uber Eats etc.?

Whether claiming the standard mileage deduction OR actual expenses, you need to know what miles you can claim as a delivery driver contracting with gig companies like Doordash, Grubhub, Instacart, Postmates, Uber Eats and others. Because here’s the thing: to claim either one, you have to know how many miles you have driven for business. …

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Car Expenses and Taxes as a Delivery Driver for Grubhub Doordash Uber Eats Instacart Postmates etc.

For those of us using our cars for delivery for Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Grubhub and others, your car expenses are usually the largest expense item on your taxes. It costs a lot to operate your car. Every mile is expensive. If you’re not tracking those expenses, it’s even more expensive because you pay extra …

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What if I Didn’t Track My Miles Delivering for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates or other Gigs?

It’s tax time and you didn’t track your miles as an independent contractor delivering for Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates or others. Is it time to panic? Maybe you didn’t know you need to. Perhaps you didn’t think you needed it. Maybe you didn’t realize you CAN claim your miles even when taking a standard …

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Three Car Expenses Gig Economy Drivers May Not Know They Can Claim Even When Claiming the Mileage Deduction

Let me start by saying this: Never take advice from forums like you see in Facebook groups. Just…. don’t do it. There’s a lot of bad information out there. Sometimes the bad information will get you in trouble. You believe it and claim things you’re not allowed to claim. Sometimes bad information will cost you …

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