Rideshare drivers are independent contractors. As such, they are paid their full earnings and are responsible for keeping track of their earnings and expenses and paying taxes themselves. Don’t worry! It’s not that hard and we are here to help you through it. Browse our tax articles below to learn more.
Let’s explore how to minimize the tax burden that rideshare drivers often face. A great way to lower your tax bill is to get every deduction and credit that you are legally entitled to as a small business owner. There are many deductions and credits that drivers are often unaware of.
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.