Here are 14 Lyft & Uber Tax Write-Offs!

It's important for rideshare drivers to stay on top of expense tracking. Discover 14 easy Lyft and Uber tax write-offs you can take advantage of.

Car wash & cleaning

To deliver a great experience to your passengers, you need to keep a clean car!

Phone & accessories

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

Spotify / Sirius XM

Good tunes in your car is part of delivering a great experience to your passengers!

Car floor mats

Floor mats keep the car clean and passengers happy (and prevent weekly car cleanings!)

Car payments

If you're still paying down your car, you can claim those expenses!

Passenger goodies

Water bottles, gum & other goodies help a great experience to your passengers.

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If you drive for work ...
Since you have to drive your own car for work, your car expenses are tax deductible.
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 your own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of its 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.

Wi-Fi bill

Your Wi-Fi 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 ...
If you drive more than 100 miles away from your home to drive rideshare and earn more, that's considered business travel and you can write off the below expenses.
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
Transportation

Planes, trains, and car rentals are all work-related travel costs that can be written off.

Lodging

When you travel for work, lodging expenses like hotel rooms and Airbnbs are write-offs.

Meals while traveling

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