How To Simplify Your Taxes As An Uber Partner

Tax is no joy for any private hire driver. Whilst we have previously guided you through working out your tax as an Uber Partner, the actual process of paying it is a whole other story.

It’s a complicated thing to get to grips with in the early days. GoSimpleTax believe in making tax as simple as possible, which is why we’ve released an update specifically for Uber partners. Let us show you how this will change your tax experience for the better…

The new user journey

The first stage of the update was brought in on the 14th September. Upon registering, you’ll now find that you can select a specific ‘Uber’ option when picking your sources of income. From here, you’ll be able to access the Uber Partner page.

This will give you the opportunity to ‘connect’ GoSimpleTax to your Uber Partner account. After the 18th September, this direct link will be enabled, meaning all your Uber Partner income and charges for the tax year to date will be imported.

For those setting up for the 2017/18 tax year, the data automatically imported will be for the period 06/04/2017 to 05/08/2018. If you’re set up for the 2018/2019 tax year, the information that is synced will be from the period 06/04/2019 to the date you enable the connection.

The integration isn’t just applicable for income. It will also sync any future income that’s you earn as an Uber Partner directly into your Self Assessment tax return.

Income from the previous day will be there to see by the next day. To view data in real time, simply hit ‘Refresh’ to view today’s income.

With the Uber Partner integration set up, the only thing you’ll have to do is add any income that’s not related to your work as an Uber Partner, and your expenses.

Why use tax software?

Using Self Assessment software has a number of other advantages too. It can:

  • Work out how much tax you owe, meaning you never need to pick up a calculator.
  • Give you the option to submit your tax return online, or even from a smartphone.
  • Enable direct submission of your Self Assessment, using a secure 256-bit encryption, so you won’t worry about the safety of your data.
  • Maximise your take-home pay by providing tips to help you minimise your tax liability.
  • Allow you to input data at any point of the year, preparing you for Making Tax Digital well in advance.

If you like the sound of these benefits, then you can test out GoSimpleTax’s tax return software yourself. The new Uber Partner features can be trialled right now. Register for a free 14-day trial today.

And, from the 18th September, you can sample the integration too. However, we will be releasing the integration as a beta release. If you would like to test it before the go-live date, you’ll receive a 50% discount on our Gold package. Just get in touch with our team.

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