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

You can easily enter the expenses from your Uber Tax Summary into TurboTax. Here’s how:  

First, 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. Open your Uber Tax Summary
    (To do this, sign in to Uber.com. Select the Tax Information tab at the top, and go to the Tax Documents section. Now Download your Yearly Summary for 2016.)
  2. When you open your Yearly Summary, you will see several expense categories (Tolls, Black Card Fund, Safe Rides Fee, etc.). Each category will have an amount shown for the year.
    • In some cases you will combine several related Uber expenses and enter a single amount in TurboTax Self-Employed.

See the table in the next section for instructions on entering your Uber expenses into TurboTax Self-Employed.

 

Where to Enter Your Uber Expenses in TurboTax Self-Employed

To enter your Uber expenses in TurboTax Self-Employed:

  1. Open your return.
    (To do this, sign in to TurboTax and click the orange Take me to my return button.)
  2. Using the search tool in the  upper right,  search for “self-employed expenses” (use this exact term). Follow the “Jump to” link in the search results. 

    You will enter your expenses in this section.

Use the table below as a guide for entering your Uber expenses in TurboTax Self-Employed.  

Miscellaneous expenses

It’s perfectly okay to enter Miscellaneous Expenses in TurboTax Self-Employed. As a self-employed person, you will 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 in TurboTax Self-Employed:

  1. Select Miscellaneous expenses from the main business expense screen in TurboTax Self-Employed.
  2. You can then give a specific name and amount to each miscellaneous expense that you have. 
    • You can group several expenses together under one name as appropriate.

      In the table below, you’ll see instructions on entering certain Uber Expenses as miscellaneous expenses.
 

Use this table to enter the expenses from your Uber Tax Summary into TurboTax Self-Employed

  • In some cases, you will combine several related Uber 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.
  • Miscellaneous expenses: It’s perfectly okay to enter Miscellaneous Expenses in TurboTax Self-Employed. See above for more details.
     
Uber Tax Summary Expense Category Add Any Related Expenses                     Where to Enter Your Total in TurboTax                  
     
Tolls Add any 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

Add any 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)

Add any 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)

Add any 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)

Add the 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 Card 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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