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Aneesah510
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How can I collect, report and file taxes as a beginner independent delivery contractor (Grubhub, instacart)? and is there a simple way to do them? ( nothing complicated)

 
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xmasbaby0
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How can I collect, report and file taxes as a beginner independent delivery contractor (Grubhub, instacart)? and is there a simple way to do them? ( nothing complicated)

You are working as an independent contractor.  The IRS considers you to be self-employed.   Grubhub, Instacart, DoorDash,  etc. are not going to withhold tax from your pay so you will have to pay self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare as well as ordinary income tax.

 

When you file your tax return you will have to prepare a Schedule C to show your business expenses such as mileage.  You will need to use any version of the CD/download software or the online Self-Employed software.

 

You need to be keeping good records yourself of your expenses such as mileage on your car.

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2903027-how-do-i-report-income-from-self-employment

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901340-where-do-i-enter-schedule-c

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3398950-what-self-employed-expenses-can-i-deduct

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/self-employed/help/what-is-the-self-employment-tax/00/25922

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2902389-why-am-i-paying-self-employment-tax

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901110-do-i-need-to-make-estimated-tax-payments-to-the-irs

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

How can I collect, report and file taxes as a beginner independent delivery contractor (Grubhub, instacart)? and is there a simple way to do them? ( nothing complicated)

https://www.keepertax.com/posts/1099-deductions-for-independent-contractors

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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