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Here’s How Uber Drivers Can Keep Better Logbooks

A logbook is a record of the mileage on your car’s odometer that is maintained for a continuous period of 12 weeks. Without a logbook, you will not be able to claim the Instant Asset Write-Off or Full Expensing benefits available to you. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will not enable you to claim automobile deductions for your fuel, insurance, registration, or any other car-related costs. If driving for Uber makes up a good chunk of your income, you’ll find that maintaining a logbook is well worth your while.

The ATO requires a logbook to claim a […]

By |2021-11-12T14:20:16+11:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Logbook|0 Comments

How to keep track of expenses for Uber

With the rise of rideshare apps like UberDiDiOLA and Shebah comes a rise in newly registered drivers. The ATO requires you to have an ABN and operate as a sole trader. Keeping track of your Uber expenses is the most important aspect of running a business as it dictates your profit margin. As they say, it costs money to make money. Here are ways to maximise your tax returns by keeping clean records and to keep the ATO off your back!

What records do I need to keep?

The ATO requires […]

$20,000 Early Access to Superannuation for Rideshare Drivers


This is not financial advice. You should seek independent financial advice before making changes to your superannuation fund. 

The Changes.

Due to the impacts of Coronavirus, rideshare drivers now have access to 20,000 dollars from their superannuation account. Normally, you would have to wait until you’re 65 before accessing your superannuation. You do not need to pay tax on the amounts released, nor will it have any effect on Centrelink or Veteran’s Affairs entitlements.


You must satisfy any one or more […]

Income Support for Uber, Rideshare and Food Delivery Drivers. 

Grants Available for NSW

For more information on the grants available for the rideshare drivers in NSW, please see the our latest blog NSW Income Support for Uber, Rideshare and Food Delivery Drivers  for detailed information.

Grants Available for VIC

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two – Top-Up

If you’ve previously received the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two grant relating to the  May-June 2021 lockdown, you will receive the Victorian Governments $2,000 top-up into your account in July.


To be eligible for the July 2021 Top-Up Payment, you must have successfully applied for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round […]

By |2021-10-28T20:12:41+11:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: BAS, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , |19 Comments

Rideshare Fact Sheet in other languages

Is English your second language? The ATO has made it even easier for you to understand your tax obligations.  You can read a guide prepared by the ATO, on Ride-sourcing – the basics, in the following languages:


‘What you need to know about your tax obligations”

You can request a copy of “What you need to know about your tax obligations” to be mailed to you directly from ATO. Click here to order your copy now


Do you have any questions? Leave a comment below and the Rideshare Tax will respond.

Drive more. Worry less.


By |2021-06-20T16:30:06+10:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: BAS, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Tax deductions for Uber, Didi, Ola & Shebah drivers

The most frequently asked question by every rideshare driver is “what can I claim in my tax return?” 

We’ve prepared a full list of what you can claim as a Uber driver in your tax return. You’ll need to keep evidence of all your expenses in case you are audited by the ATO.  You can store copies of your receipts and statements in the Rideshare Tax app. If you paid using a card, the expense can be substantiated using a business bank account up to the amount of $82.50 including GST.

Here is a full list of what you can claim:

Expenses claimable […]

By |2021-06-20T16:31:10+10:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: BAS, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Who is Rideshare Tax?

Here’s a bit about us and why we’re different…

Who is Rideshare Tax? 

We’re a group of Melbourne-based CPA Accountants and Registered Tax Agents. Highly qualified – we specialise in rideshare. Based in Melbourne, we serve drivers nationwide.

What makes us an expert in tax for Uber and rideshare drivers?

Well, for starters:

  • A team of CPA accountants and registered tax agents, our years of work and our in-depth experience mean that we know just how to reduce your tax
  • One of our founders, who is a CPA accountant, has driven for Uber, Didi and Ola.
  • We have looked at every possible deduction for […]
By |2020-12-08T16:25:34+11:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: BAS, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

ABN & GST for UberEats and Food Delivery Drivers

The biggest questions among UberEats and Food Delivery Drivers are:  Do I need an ABN? Do I need to be registered for GST?

Rideshare Tax can answer these for you.

It depends on what you do. To make it simple for you, we’ve set up two categories. All you do is pick your category – A or B – then look up the information in your category.

Category A – You ONLY deliver for UberEats or other food delivery company. 

    1. You need an ABN.
    2. You do not need to register for GST if your total income is under $75,000. (Total […]
By |2021-01-14T10:35:12+11:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: BAS, Food Delivery, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , |9 Comments

How to be tax ready as a rideshare driver

Don’t get overwhelmed by your tax requirements! Rideshare Tax is here to help you. We will help you complete these 6 simple steps to stay on top of your tax obligations.

Step 1. Apply for an ABN and register for GST

As a member of Rideshare Tax, we will get you registered for your ABN and GST, free of charge. That certainly takes the hassle out of this step!

The ATO requires all rideshare drivers to have an ABN and be registered for GST from the first dollar they earn. This applies even if you […]

By |2021-03-24T17:04:37+11:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: BAS, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Keeping a logbook for your ridesharing business.

Your car is the most important deduction as a rideshare driver.

Here’s how to save the most with the logbook function!

Why do you need a logbook?

Most drivers use their cars for both work and personal trips, therefore they must keep a vehicle logbook to track business use only. Your logbook tells the ATO the proportion of your total car use that’s for your ridesharing business so you can correctly calculate the amount of car-related expenses to deduct (e.g. fuel, registration) to pay less at the end of the financial year.

What the ATO expects from you

The ATO requires you to keep a […]

By |2021-07-08T14:12:23+10:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: BAS, GST, Logbook, Tax|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments
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