Learn How to File Taxes for Uber and Lyft Drivers
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Learn How to File Taxes for Uber and Lyft Drivers

This course will go over many aspects of taxes for Uber and Lyft drivers, including vehicle deductions.
3.5 (5 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
300 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2016
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Price: $39.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 19 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • file taxes on your Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Income
  • understand how to deduct your vehicle expenses
  • Know which deductions drivers can take on their taxes
  • calculate their quarterly taxes
  • pay your quarterly estimated taxes
Requirements
  • TurboTax Home and Business
  • 1099s from Uber, Lyft or Sidecar
  • Tax Summary from Uber
  • Yearly Stats from Lyft
  • Income information from Sidecar
  • W2 or any other applicable Income Statements
Description

Taxes for Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar drivers are handled differently than what most full time workers are used to. Since we are now considered self employed contractors, we are now responsible for own taxes, including payroll deductions for Social Security and Medicare.

This course has many tips on taxes and goes over one of the most common tax deduction, which is mileage. It also covers instances where you want to deduct expenses, but its not recommended unless your car's depreciation is high or have more than 4 vehicles in your fleet. For most drivers, deducting your mileage on your vehicle with the proper records is the easiest way to reduce your tax liability.

Also included in this course is a detailed video on how to file your taxes with Turbotax Home and Business!

Here is the list of items it covers:

  • Do Lyft and Uber Drivers Pay Taxes?
  • What about Quarterly Estimated Taxes?
  • Introduction to Rideshare Taxes
  • Tax Deductions and Calculations for Rideshare Drivers
  • The 1099 Form
  • Taxes: The Schedule C
  • Taxes: IRS 1040-ES
  • The Schedule SE
  • Deduct Mileage, Lease Payments or Car Expenses?
  • Section 179 Deduction For Expense-Based Calculations
  • The Best Kept Secret in Rideshare Taxes
  • How to File your Taxes with Turbotax Home and Business (Video Walkthrough)
Who this course is for:
  • Any rideshare drivers who plan on filing their own taxes
  • Any rideshare drivers who need help with their taxes
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 02:11:54
+ Basics of Taxes for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Drivers
7 lectures 27:56
Important Disclaimer About This Course
00:09
When Paying Estimated Taxes, Don't Forget State Taxes!
03:25
Do Uber and Lyft Drivers Need to Pay Business Taxes?
15:43
Best Kept Secret in Taxes for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Drivers
00:37
+ Self Employment IRS Tax Forms
5 lectures 08:49
The 1099 Form
01:09
What to do Without a 1099 Form
05:21
Introduction to Schedule C
01:14
IRS 1040-ES
00:38
The Schedule SE
00:26
+ Tax Calculations
4 lectures 12:43
Uber and Lyft Taxes 2015: 1099 and Tax Summaries
02:37
Uber and Lyft Driver Tax Rate Calculations 2015
05:05
How to Use Google Spreadsheet for Estimating Taxes
01:25
+ TurboTax Home and Business
6 lectures 01:06:26

TurboTax Home and Business - Getting Started with a new return and adding your income from W2

Preview 15:11

TurboTax Home and Business - Personal Deductions, Health Insurance, Other Taxes Situations, and a quick check by TurboTax.

Preview 12:28

How to eFile your Taxes with TurboTax

TurboTax Home and Business - How to eFile Your Taxes
03:14

TurboTax Home and Business - how to enter in your Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Income from your 1099s (or yearly summary)

TurboTax Home and Business - Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Income and 1099s
09:57

TurboTax Home and Business - Vehicle Deduction - comparing Standard Mileage Deduction or Deducting Car Expenses

TurboTax Home and Business - Vehicle Deduction - Standard Mileage or Expenses
14:20

TurboTax Home and Business - Business Deductions and Fees. How to deduct Safe Ride Fee, and Commissions to Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, along with other common rideshare expenses.

TurboTax Home and Business - Business Deductions and Fees
11:16