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Business Expense Tips for Ride-Share Drivers

As an Ride-share driver, you likely have a wide range of eligible business expenses. In addition to the eligible gas receipts you’ve been accumulating, there may be other expenses that could lower the amount of income you pay tax on.

As an Uber Partner, TurboTax Self-Employed can assist you with the amounts you should record as self-employed income and your total fees provided by Uber on your tax summary found in your partner profile.

Below are some common fees for Uber Partners which should be recorded on your income tax return in TurboTax Self-Employed.

Service Fees

On your T2125, Statement of Business Activities – the service fees paid to Uber are considered to fall into the category of Management/Administration Fees.

Trolls

As an Uber Partner, you may incur toll charges when offering rides to passengers. You can likely enter this reimbursement as an expense. Any amounts that are charged to riders and remitted to you in connection with these tolls should be considered income.

Supplies

Do you “go the extra mile” as an Uber Partner, providing supplies, like water or candy, to your customers? Some supplies may be tax-deductible and eligible supplies can be included in the Supplies section of the T2125.

Don’t forget about other eligible business supplies for yourself.

Cell Phone Expenses

Your cell phone is a component of your business. You may be able to claim a portion or the entire bill including the cost of the phone itself and monthly charges used for business.

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