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.