What type taxes are applied to Uber drivers?

A simple guide for solving this common Uber problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

All ride share drivers are considered private contractors so they are not issued a W-2 but instead are sent a 1099. You should check with a tax professional to determine the amount of taxes that you owe, as well as what expenses related to your driving you can deduct as business expenses. Also, because you are not considered a full time employee by the company, you are still technically self employed and will be subject to a self employment tax. You can read all about the tax law and how it applies to you here: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Self-Employment-Taxes/Tax-Tips-for-Uber--Lyft--Sidecar-and-other-Car-Sharing-Drivers/INF28820.html
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Author: The GetHuman Team • January 15th, 2016

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After thousands of Uber customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: What type taxes are applied to Uber drivers?; i order an uber the frist time and the person did come than i order an other one and i it never c...; waiting to b approved, waiting *-* months now.. lost job to alanta airport???; Hello i want to say that i got a problem in my uber i have * free rides my account is verified bu...; Unable to finish app for background check,in process of applying uber cant get process my driver...; can I use prepaid card for direct deposit... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 1 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 113 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Uber. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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