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  1. Taxes
    So I drive for both U+L. I am in a situation where I made more than $600 for uber and less than $600 for Lyft so I dont have to report my Lyft earnings. However, my mileage log is combined. What I am thinking of doing to get a roundabout mileage number to report for uber is prorate the total...
  2. Chicago
    Uber's reasoning to create a more consistent comp plan is fundamentally a crock of poop since successful drivers tailor their driving pattern to the style that works for them. For example, my focus has always been on the greatest distance with the least amount of time. My ideal airport run is...
  3. Advice
    Does anyone know of a 3rd party app that automatically adds up all the miles driven in 2018? Perhaps a daily, weekly, or monthly total of the miles driven? Preferably for both Uber and Lyft, but if it's only for one of those it's okay. That way I don't have to go back into the Uber & Lyft...
  4. Taxes
    I plan to use the standard mileage rate this year. My understanding is anytime the app is on and I am online and I am accepting rides (even in destination mode) I can count those miles towards SMR deduction. My question is can I count any other miles with the app off ever, that relate to...
  5. Advice
    Has anyone ever received a warning message, from either Uber or Lyft, for taking a longer less efficient route than necessary? I haven't, which is why I'm throwing this topic out for discussion. In the SF area, like many places, there are different freeway options for taking a passenger from...
  6. Raleigh-Durham
    The MIT study has proven what this crew has been saying for 2 years... MIT Study shows how much working for Uber / Lyft Sucks (Actual headline) Note the focus on how low profit is for Drivers. This is why I'm retired.
  7. New Jersey
    Thoughts? Could impact quite a bit if it "spreads". http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/01/05/leonia-streets-off-navigational-apps/
  8. Technology
    I got a request today that had something new. Right above the riders name and star rating were the words, "Long Trip." Sure enough, he was going 245 miles away. I had to decline it unfortunately but it got me wondering...How long does a trip have to be before Uber considers it long? Has anyone...
  9. Hampton Roads
    Hey guys, I'm fairly new to Uber. Been driving since January 2017. I never did 1099 before and got so confused with business license and all that... please explain me how the tax part works lol i drive only in VB. Do I need to have BL to claim my mileage? I did buy a mile tracker app, and been...
  10. Complaints
    I've been driving part-time for Uber for one year (about 2 hours/day) now while meticulously keeping track of out of pocket expenses like gas, wear and tear, taxes, etc. When I subtracted the expenses from my earnings, I found that I was making less than minimum wage. Anyone else experiencing this?
  11. Phoenix
    Man the day started out pretty rough and lit up with tons of airport rides. I worked much later than expected because I felt bad for a lady I picked up from the airport and ended up getting a ton more rides. The most miles in one day not leaving the valley GO!
  12. Pittsburgh
    I am trying to net like 2k in a month driving just nights and weekends. Is it possible to marathon it and come in to some cash?
  13. Advice
    Hello all, it's a new year and I am curious to know what apps are good for tracking miles? I keep getting this advertisement for MileIQ. Any suggestions?
  14. Atlanta
    The other day I requested Uber X ride and it was 18 miles away and took 37min to get to the destination. Uber charged me $23.50. However, when I’m a driver and take a passenger 18 miles away and 42 min. I get paid $14.22. The difference is $9.28. Which Uber makes? According to the above...
  15. Complaints
    Hello, Just discovered that the Lyft app does not accurately record mileage and location. Thus, the pay is inaccurate. In many cases, it will not record tolls. The app continually disconnects from servers. (I have 3 devices and it does it on all 3). Unlike Uber, Lyft does not save the...
  16. Complaints
    Recently I signed up for Uber. I have a full time job, but I looked at it as a way to make extra cash. Unfortunately maybe I am too logical because when I figured it out, I figured only a fool or a person with very few other options would do this. This isn't an attack. Boils down to simple math...
  17. Miami
    I am trying to find out how many miles you total on your daily trips M-F only (Do not include when you are running your car without passengers finding spots or something). Or How much do you make in a 8 hrs daily basis M-F? (do not exclude gas pls) $45-$50-$60-$100? I am not including...
  18. Taxes
    I just started doing lyft and I have only put about 7 hours in.. . I was wondering, how do you track your miles? I asked my CPA but was wondering, do you only log when you are in driver mode? what if I turn it off and head to the surge? or the gas station? What if don't deduct these? Also, what...
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