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Taxes for Delivery Contractors

How Do I Calculate Quarterly Taxes Estimates for Doordash Grubhub Uber Eats Postmates and other gig work?

How do you know how to calculate what you should pay in quarterly in estimated tax payments when you deliver for Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or others? Do you have to pay quarterly? WHEN do you have to pay? NORMALLY you would make your second quarterly payment on June 15. This year, the federal government …

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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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How Much Should I Save for Taxes As a Contractor for Grubhub Doordash Uber Eats Instacart and other delivery gigs?

As a delivery contractor with Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, Doordash, Instacart or even these days with Lyft, one of the rudest awakenings we can get is to know we have to do something about taxes. Taxes????? Rutro. How much SHOULD you save for taxes as an independent contractor? There are so many factors in what …

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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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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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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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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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1099’s and Delivery Drivers: What income do you have to report as a contractor with Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, Uber Eats, etc.?

In the previous article, we explored what your business profit is. As independent contractors, we pay taxes based on our business profit, not on what the gig companies are paying us. When it comes time for taxes, you’ll put together a Schedule C. It’s called profit and loss for business. There are basically three things …

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Know Your Tax Basis Delivering for Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats Instacart etc.

Do you know the basis for your tax bill as a delivery driver with gig companies like Instacart, Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats and others? Want to know one of the biggest mistakes that you can make as a business owner? Thinking that the money you are paid for your work is your income. It is …

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