TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I enter my expenses from my Uber Tax Summary into TurboTax Online?

It's easy to enter the expenses from your Uber Tax Summary into TurboTax Self-Employed and TurboTax Live Self-Employed.

1. Review the expenses in your Uber Tax Summary

Certain Uber expenses need to be combined and entered as a single amount in TurboTax.

To review your Uber expenses:

  1. Sign in to Uber.com.
  2. Select the Tax Information tab at the top.
  3. Go to the Tax Documents section and Download your Yearly Summary for 2018.
  4. Your Yearly Summary will have several expense categories (like Tolls, Black Car Fund, Safe Rides Fee). Each category will have an amount shown for the year.

2. Enter Your Uber Expenses in TurboTax

  1. Open your return. (To do this, sign in to TurboTax and select the Take me to my return button.)
  2. Using the search tool in the  upper right,  search for self-employed expenses (use this exact term) and select the Jump to link in the search results.
  3. You'll enter your expenses in this section using the table below.

Miscellaneous expenses

It’s perfectly okay to enter Miscellaneous Expenses. As a self-employed person, you'll typically have some expenses that don’t quite fit into the expense categories listed on tax forms. In this case you definitely want to add your own labels for certain expenses.

To add miscellaneous expenses:

  1. Select Other miscellaneous expenses from the What kind of expenses did you have... screen.
  2. You can then give a name and amount to each miscellaneous expense that you have.
    • You can group several expenses together under one name as appropriate.

Expense Table

  • In some cases, you'll combine several related expenses into a single amount and enter the total in Turbotax.
  • It’s okay if you don’t have all of these expenses – just focus on the ones you do have.
Uber Tax Summary Expense Category Add Any...
Where to Enter Your Total in TurboTax                  
Tolls Amounts you paid out of pocket for tolls Work-related tolls

(In the Vehicle expenses section)

Sales Tax
City Fee
Airport Fee
Hinter License
Other Taxes
Amounts you paid out of pocket for these or similar expenses Taxes and licenses
Fuel Card (Gasoline)

(Determine how much of your Fuel Card purchases were for gasoline)

Amounts you paid out of pocket for gasoline Gasoline

On the Actual Vehicle Expenses screen.
Only enter this expense if you choose to deduct the Actual Expenses for your Vehicle, instead of taking the Standard Mileage Rate.

Fuel Card (Wash & Road Services)

(Determine how much of your Fuel Card purchases were for Wash & Road Services)

Amounts you paid out of pocket for wash and road services Other

On the Actual Vehicle Expenses screen.
Only enter this expense if you choose to deduct the Actual Expenses for your Vehicle, instead of taking the Standard Mileage Rate.

On Trip Mileage

(The miles you drove for customer trips)

Off trip miles you drove while working for Uber Mileage

In the Vehicle expenses section

Data Subscription
Device Subscription
Communications
Split Fare Fee
Safe Rides Fee
Black Car Fund
Booking Fee
Enter Operational Costs manually under Miscellaneous expenses
Uber Service Fee Enter Uber Service Fee manually under Miscellaneous expenses
Miscellaneous (fare) Enter Miscellaneous (fare) manually under Miscellaneous expenses

 


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