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I have enjoyed driving for Uber and Lyft over the past 4 years albeit on a part time basis the last eighteen months due to severe rate cuts. Driver incomes have plummeted over the past couple of years, unfortunately, I don't see things improving unless the state and federal regulators get involved. In California, AB5 has become the law as of January 1, 2020 but way before the legislators acted on clarifying the IC (Independent Contractor) versus Employee debate, New York TLC (Taxi Limousine Commission) passed regulations as far as Uber and Lyft are concerned.
I have recently written about helpful apps for Uber & Lyft drivers. They range from navigation, to towing, to mileage tracking and to filing taxes. It is a couple of months before tax filing season. Most drivers received their 1099s and should start gathering documents in order to maximize their deductions.
As a self-employed (IC) worker, tax deductions for business expenses are the best way to prepare an accurate tax return and receive the largest possible rebate. You can deduct common driving expenses, including fees and tolls that Uber and Lyft take …read more
In this step by step Guide, Rideguru contributor Sergio Avedian explains how to complete a yearly car inspection for Uber and Lyft! He lives in Los Angeles but in most cities getting your annual car inspection is a simple process.
I have been driving for Uber and Lyft for close to 4 years. A lot has changed over those four years, mostly for the worse as far as earnings are concerned but one thing has remained constant for drivers. They must get their car inspected yearly in order to continue driving. This is certainly a good thing as far as …read more
I have written extensively in the past about the changes Uber has implemented for California drivers since November of 2019! They are seemingly positive but Uber decided to push a new PAA (Platform Service Agreement) through the app on January 6. 2020. All drivers were forced to sign it in order to log on to the platform and earn a living. Before the PAA there was the TSA (Technology Services Agreement) in 2019 and TOS (Terms of Service). They are all long legal documents and I doubt that other than a handful of drivers a vast majority will not waste …read more
Last week Rideguru contributor Sergio Avedian wrote about how to accept your first ride on the Uber driver app with a detailed app tutorial. This week it is Lyft’s turn, in this informative how to article Sergio hopefully will have all the answers a new driver may have as well as a few key tips.
So you’ve passed the background and DMV check that Lyft requires for all drivers, got your car inspected, Lyft has approved your application, you have downloaded the Lyft driver app and you’re now ready to start driving. I have an Android cell phone but …read more