People who drive for work have the option of deducting the cost of their car expenses (such as gas, maintenance, car payments, and a few others), or deducting a standard amount for every business mile driven.
The standard mileage rate for 2016 was 54 cents per mile, while the 2017 rate is 53.5 cents per mile.
If you haven’t been tracking your business mileage--don’t panic! Uber tracks all of your on-trip mileage (when you have a passenger in the car) for you, so you’ll be able to deduct this amount at the very least. Here’s where you can read more about how to fill in the blanks on your mileage log.