Please answer the Poll. In those markets where it's been activated, how does in-App Tipping compare to the old cash-way of getting Tips? Remember, Uber must now report on your 1099-form, all Tips received through the App, to the IRS as income, subject to the 15.3% self-employment tax plus your current income tax rate. Related questions:
- How many passengers who said "Gee! I really, really wish I had some small bills to tip you.", but did not ask "Do you have change of a $20?" are actually utilizing the new in-App tipping feature?
- Are passengers that used to give cash tips of $10 or $20 or more now giving less, more, or the same using the in-App tipping feature?
- Are you concerned that Uber may decide to add tips when calculating driver income to justify future driver pay cuts?
- A few drivers used Square to collect tips by credit card. Is there any reason to continue this practice? Perhaps, for private fares, not using the App, where cash does not work?