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Save $20 on your taxes with TurboTax Self-Employed

To help make filing taxes as easy as getting paid to dash, we’ve partnered with TurboTax to bring Dashers an exclusive discount for filing federal and state taxes — plus a few important tips.

4 min read
2/3/2022
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It’s that time again — tax season. To help make filing taxes as easy as getting paid to dash, we’ve partnered with TurboTax to bring you an exclusive offer and a few important tips.

This tax season, Dashers who use TurboTax Self-Employed tax preparation services can save $20 on filing their federal taxes. Filing with TurboTax can help you get every deduction you qualify for and maximize your return. With TurboTax Live, you can even have your taxes reviewed by real experts and CPAs.

As a Dasher, you can save $20 when you file with TurboTax Self-Employed*

Because Dashers are self-employed independent contractors, DoorDash doesn’t withhold taxes from delivery payments. It’s important to remember that you are responsible for keeping track of your earnings and accurately reporting them when you file.

We’ve put together a few tax tips to help you navigate the filing process and maximize your return.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

February 14, 2022

By now, you should have received a 1099-NEC form via our partner Stripe if you earned $600 or more in 2021 on the DoorDash platform. Check your inbox (or possibly your spam folder) for an email from Stripe with the subject, “Confirm your tax information with DoorDash.” Follow the instructions to set up a Stripe Express account.

February 28, 2022

You can expect an email from DoorDash with your estimated mileage by February 28, 2022. If you tracked your mileage and expenses with Everlance throughout the entire year, you can view and download your info from your account.

April 18, 2022

Taxpayers have until April 18, 2022 to file taxes (we get a few extra days to file this year because of government holidays). Taxpayers in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 19, 2022 to file their returns due to the Patriots’ Day holiday in those states. These dates are subject to change by the IRS.

Expenses that Could Give You Tax Breaks

As an independent contractor, you’re likely covering 100% of your business expenses. When you use your vehicle for business (and keep track of your mileage) you can lower the amount you owe for taxes — and even increase your refund.

The IRS allows you to deduct expenses that are directly related to dashing. Here are some of the common deductions that delivery drivers can claim:

  • Mileage

  • Gas

  • Oil changes

  • Insurance

  • Parking fees

  • Car cleaning supplies

  • Cell phone service

  • Cell phone accessories (chargers, cradles and mounts, etc.)

Be sure to read up on official guidance from the IRS to see the latest deductions for your filing status.

Getting Started with your Taxes

Once you have your forms and mileage, you’re ready to begin the filing process with TurboTax. Review all of your documents and confirm that the information is accurate. Get started with TurboTax Self-Employed — and your exclusive $20 discount — to uncover delivery-specific deductions, and keep more of the money you earn.

What is TurboTax Self-Employed?

An online product that enables independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, and other self-employed taxpayers to file Schedule C for their business, along with a 1040 for their personal taxes. Learn more.

Have more questions?

Visit our Dasher Guide to Taxes and get answers to questions like: How can I download my 1099-NEC tax form? How do I update my tax information? How can I check my mileage for tax deduction purposes? 

*If you have questions about what to report on your taxes, you should consult with a tax professional. DoorDash cannot provide you with tax advice nor can we verify the accuracy of any publicly available tax guidance online. Offer terms and conditions.

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