Tax responsibility for Uber drivers and couriers

As an independent contractor with Uber, it’s important to understand your tax obligations.

  • You’re in charge: Unlike traditional employees, Uber doesn’t withhold taxes from your earnings.
  • Annual filing: You need to file your taxes each year on your own.

Understanding your tax forms

Keep an eye out for these forms:

  • 1099-K: This form reports your earnings from third-party network transactions, such as payments from customers.
  • Qualifying for 1099-K: You’ll receive this form if your annual gross earnings are over $600.
  • 1099-NEC: This may be provided depending on your specific situation.

Separated earnings

  • Different emails, separate Earnings: If you use separate email addresses for Uber rides and deliveries, your earnings will be calculated separately. This could affect whether you’ll receive a 1099-K or 1099-NEC.

Finding your tax info

  • Driver dashboard: All the information you need can be found under the Tax Information tab in your Driver Dashboard.

Seeking tax advice

  • Uber doesn’t give tax advice: We recommend seeking a qualified tax service like TurboTax or consulting with an independent tax professional
  • Resource: Check the IRS Sharing Economy Tax Center for more detailed information.

Remember, it’s your responsibility to understand and fulfill your tax obligations. Stay informed and prepared for tax season!