Because you are considered an independent contractor, no taxes are taken out of your payouts. The bad news, though, is that you can be surprised by a big tax bill if you don’t make estimated tax payments. Talk with a tax advisor, who can help you make estimated tax payments during the year. Let’s explore how to minimize the tax burden that rideshare drivers often face.
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Uber, Lyft and Rideshare drivers generally receive two forms at the end of the year – a 1099-K and a 1099-MISC. The 1099-K reports the total amount received from passengers for the rides provided. The 1099-MISC reports any other income that received, including non-driving bonuses and referral income.