As a rideshare driver, you are self-employed, which means you are a small-business owner. You’ll pay self-employment taxes in addition to your regular income taxes. Learn how to maximize your driving income and file taxes correctly.
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Lower your taxes by claiming tax deductions
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.
Pay taxes as you go (quarterly estimated payments)
Your taxes are NOT automatically taken out of your income. Make estimated payments throughout the year to avoid a penalty.
File Your Taxes
If you make over $400 in self-employment income, you must file. You’ll need to file Schedule C and Schedule SE with Form 1040. You’ll find your rideshare income information on your driver dashboard.