12 tax write offs for Amazon Flex drivers đźš—

Driving for Amazon flex can be a good way to earn supplemental income. Knowing your tax write offs can be a good way to keep that income in your pocket! Beyond just mileage or car expenses, getting a 1099 from Amazon means that you can claim a lot of other expenses as tax write offs -- the phone you use to call residents with a locked gate, the insurance and down payments on your car, and many more expenses are considered tax deductible expenses!

Hot Bags & Courier Bags

Deduct all temperature controlled bags, and courier backpacks that you use for work.

Commission & Fees

If you work for a delivery app service and they charge commission, write it off.

Phone & accessories

If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.

Phone bill

Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Good thing the cost is partially deductible.

Bike & Accessories

If you deliver by bike, write-off the repair and accessory expenses!

Merchandise & Uniform

Required to wear a delivery app's merchandise? Write-off the shirts and bags!

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If you drive for work ...
Since most of the job involves driving, car-related expenses will account for the majority of your tax savings. If you're renting or leasing a vehicle, be sure to record the below car expenses instead of relying on mileage!
Note: It's also possible to report the miles you drive for work instead of actual car expenses, but unless you drive a lot for work, you'll save more time & money with tracking car expenses. Learn more
Gas

Gas is expensive! A portion of your gas station fill ups are tax deductible.

Car maintenance

Oil changes, repairs, and regular checkups are all tax deductible if you drive for work.

Insurance & registration

Car insurance, roadside assistance, registration costs, etc. are all tax deductible.

Parking

Parking for a meeting downtown or other work trip is tax deductible!

Tolls

A toll while driving to or from a work destination is tax deductible!

Vehicle depreciation

If you drive you own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of it's value!

If you work from home ...
Note: you don't need to work from a separate room to claim these write offs. A dedicated desk is sufficient. Learn more
Home office furniture

A desk, chairs, lamps, and other home office necessities are all tax write offs.

Wifi bill

Your comcast bill is a tax write off. You need internet to do your job!

Property insurance

Whether rental or homeowner insurance, you can write off a portion as part of home office.

Power bill

Gotta keep the lights on in your home office! A portion of your electricity bill counts.

Water bill

It'd be hard to work in an office without running water, huh? You water bill counts.

Part of your rent

Whether you pay rent or own your home, a portion of those expenses are tax deductible.

If you discuss work at a restaurant ...
The IRS considers any restaurant expense tax deductible as long as the conversation is work-related. This includes discussing industry trends, and even a chat that could turn into a referral. Learn more
Meals for work

If you discuss work with a coworker, client, or even a friend, it's a write off!

If you leave town for work ...
Transportation

Planes, trains and automobiles are all work travel costs that can be written off.

Lodging

When you travel for work, lodging expenses such as hotel rooms or Airbnb are write offs.

Meals while traveling

When you're traveling for work, all meals are tax deductible. Even takeout.

Note: at Keeper, we care about saving you money on taxes. That leads us to generalize tax advice that isn't always so simple. Everyone's situation is different. Please drop a note below or reach out via email if you have questions.