GPS is an amazing thing. Every day Everlance tracks over 1,000,000 miles from our users and this is primarily done with standard GPS on a smartphone. It works well and it’s the industry standard for tracking apps.
However, today we’d like to talk about something we’re really excited about for our iOS & Android users, and that’s iBeacon. With an iBeacon device installed in your car and iBeacon tracking activated on your smartphone, Everlance is now able to track every ride with even greater accuracy than before.
Before we dive into the specifics of how Everlance uses iBeacon to track, let’s talk a little about the technology behind iBeacon. Continue Reading
Have you ever dreamed of joining the Million-Mile Club? Many long-haul truckers and those who drive for a living every single day can easily rack up a million miles driving over the course of a career – but everyday citizens with just one vehicle? That’s much harder.
This list contains over 15,000,000 miles worth of driving on 10 vehicles. According to the Everlance Mileage Tracking App if 100% of these miles were business-related the total deduction would amount to $8,175,000 using the IRS standard mileage rate!
Whether you’re a Dasher, a Postmate, or any other type of courier or shopper (Instacart, Shipt, Caviar, UberEATS, etc.), you’re an independent contractor. As an independent contractor, paying your taxes can be harder than as an employee – for example, you need make tax payments every quarter. But there’s also a key benefit: as an independent worker, there are lots business deductions you’re entitled to take. Taking those deductions reduces your taxes and increases how much money you get keep to keep.
To maximize your deductions, and therefore maximize the money you keep, you need to understand the types of deductions you can take.
We’ve developed a list of the most common deductions that couriers and other on-demand delivery workers can take.
Lyft 1099 Forms: Starting in the first week of February Lyft drivers will start getting their 1099 forms for their previous year earnings in the mail and that can only mean one thing…
It’s tax time!
As mentioned above, if you drive for Lyft you’ll be getting your 1099 from them soon, but which one will you get?
Some Lyft drivers will be getting the 1099-MISC if they generated under $20,000 in earnings for the previous year. And those drivers that generated over $20,000 in income + at least 200 trips will be getting the 1099-K.
Not too complicated. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to understand how Lyft drivers are classified for tax purposes and what those different 1099 forms really mean.
As always, this post is not to be considered tax advice. For specific advice regarding your tax return you should speak directly with a tax professional.