How To File Uber Taxes in 2017?
Question: ★ How to file Uber taxes? ★
2017 Update: If you are a driver or ex-driver that worked in 2016, Uber will provide you with a 1099-K or 1099-MISC form. This is the form that will show the income you have earned with the rideshare company.
Depending on the type of payment you received, you might receive one or both of these forms. According to Uber, the 1099-K reports your payments you received from 3rd party transactions and 1099-MISC is for those who have made $600 or more. A lot of drivers opt for doing their taxes themselves through an online software like Turbo Tax. You can save much more money doing it yourself. Please use caution when choosing a tax professional. There are a lot of misleading scams going around, we touched on that matter a little bit here.
When To File
This year 2017, the IRS will not start processing returns until Jan, 23. In addition, if you file the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS will not start processing those until Feb. 15. With a possibility of having your funds by Feb, 27.
Not An Employee
☛Since you are an independent contractor, you are responsible for filing your own taxes because no taxes were withheld during the year.
When 1099 Will Be Available
☛Uber will start sending out emails regarding these forms in late January. If you do not have access to your form on your dashboard by February 1st, please contact Uber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estimate Yearly Earning
If you want to get an estimated amount of your total combined income with Uber in 2016, then you can do so by looking at your monthly tax statement via your dashboard. Just click on Tax Information. Now this is not the same as your 1099. It’s good to look at to give you a general idea of what you made, but you should wait on your finial tax document.
Need To File Past Returns
If you need a copy of previous years tax 1099 from Uber see below.
If you need year 2012, 2013 or 2014 please click here. If you need all 3 years or more than 1 year, you will need to submit the form for each year.
If you need year 2015 please go here.
Understand that these forms are ONLY for your previous year. Your 1099 to file for 2016 will be available no later than February 1. You will receive your form in about 10 business days via email.
You can see more regarding Uber taxes by going directly to the tax section on your dashboard here.
Getting Tax Help From Uber
Unfortunately, Uber cannot and will not provide anyone with tax advice. If you have any specific tax related question, you need to speak with a certified professional or the IRS.