Uber will send you a 1099-K if you made over $20,000 in sales and completed more than 200 individual transactions through a third-party processor (in your case, each individual ride you gave). They will also send you a 1099-NEC if you received more than $600 in direct payments from them during a given tax year. The direct payments would be from bonuses or from referring other drivers to Uber. These 1099 tax forms by law have to be mailed out by 1/31 each year, but Uber typically also has them electronically available through the app by 1/31.
If you don't meet the above criteria for a 1099 tax form, you still must report this income when filing taxes!
- You can use deposit records either from your bank or from records directly within the app/platform you work for!
Uber reports your income to you on your 1099-K, and potentially a 1099-NEC as well (if you had income from bonuses and referrals). When you file your taxes, you’ll need to include those income totals on a Schedule C. The Schedule C is an additional form that you send in with your tax return that reports your business income, as well as your business deductions.
If you’re using a tax filing software—like TurboTax—to file your taxes, you’ll report that you have income that was reported on a 1099-K and/or a 1099-NEC. If you received income in referrals and incentives but not enough to receive a 1099-NEC, you can check your Uber Tax Summary for this income, and then report it as "Other income" on your Schedule C.
If you’re filling out your tax return by hand, you’ll include your 1099 income totals in Part I of your Schedule C.