Filing Uber Driver’s Taxes Is Not As Easy As You Think
As a Uber Driver, you are technically Self-Employed or an Independent Contractor. Under California Laws (AB5) known as the gig workers law, employers are to classify you as an employee. Nevertheless, if you received a 1099-K or 1099-MISC or a 1099-NEC, the IRS classify you as self-employed. Meaning you would have to prepare your tax return showing your business Income (1099) and Expenses (Schedule C).
So you say to yourself this is easy, right? Uber have provided me with a annual statement that tell me my monthly income, mileage drove, etc. etc. etc. This sounds good, right? Nope. The record keeping is incomplete.
Turbotax tells you it easy, sign up and do your taxes or get Expert help. That also sounds good, Right?
Nope. Here is why. You need to speak with the Tax Expert to guide him or her as to your expenses for the year. The Tax Expert will also need to sometimes see the physical copy of the document that make up the expense so as to categorize that expense.
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The answer is no. If you owe the IRS, you will need to pay the IRS to continue as a Tax Preparer.
Attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents or anyone who gets paid to prepare tax returns may owe a penalty if they don’t follow tax laws, rules and regulations.
Question: Why did I get a cp53a from the IRS if I didn’t file taxes for 2020 it came in my child name also her father filed not me?”
The IRS CP53A Letter means IRS tried to deposit your tax refund into your bank account but your bank cannot process the submission. The IRS will research your account but it will take 8-10 weeks to reissue your refund. The IRS maybe trying to get a hold of someone that’s why you are getting this letter
The letter usually ask you “please follow up your refund by calling IRS to this number 1-866-682-7451.”
If your Income or Adjusted Gross Income AGI is only 10,380; You do not have to file a CA State Income Taxes also? The answer is No.
There is a minimum income and it depends on your filing status and age. In 2020, the minimum for single filing status if under age 65 was $12,400. If your income is below that threshold, you generally do not need to file a federal tax return.
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Friendly Tax Services is the premier income tax preparation firm for individuals, families, small business owners and the self-employed; Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and Limousine drivers; Actors, Independent Contractors and Entrepreneurs. We have empathy and understand the toll driving takes on Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and Truck drivers. That driving is time consuming. Uber drivers just don’t have the time it takes time to keep track of those business-related expenses.