Working for Uber or Lyft is about more than just driving. As a self-employed worker, you are treated as a business by the IRS. It’s important to understand the tax implications of your side (or full-time) gig.
You are eligible for tax deductions for business expenses that can reduce your taxes. Compile a list of these tax deductions with receipts and keep a mileage log so you’re prepared to file. Use this tax deduction tracker and mileage log to make sure you’re tax-compliant with the IRS.
How Do Rideshare (Uber and Lyft) Drivers Pay Taxes covers the other information you need to know.excel version of the tax deduction tracker.
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