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Regulation fees Uber

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15 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Hi all,

Small question: Is there any overview of state regulations and fees ride-hailing companies (Uber & Lyft) need to pay? There is no information to find on this. Would like to know the fees and regulations to see how they implement this in their fee structure. Many thanks in advance.



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    1602 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Generally Uber and Lyft have managed to avoid taxes/fee's from various cities although that is beginning to change with many airports and now some cities beginning to implement fee's for the priviledge of providing rideshare within their market area.

    Keep in mind when researching that fee's are typically implemented at a CITY level, not at a state level.

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     4 years ago

    In many areas of US, the operator fees are paid to the city or state in order to provide the service.  They aren't on each trip, but more of a flat-fee, say on an annual or monthly fee for operator or livery license and that gets you the right to drive your taxi or Uber.

    In some countries like Canada and UK, the operator must pay taxes on every dollar they make.  They are called GST (Goods and Service Taxes), HST (Harmonized Sales Tax), VAT (Value Added Taxes), etc.  Here's an example: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/gst-hst-businesses/gst-hst-information-taxi-limousine-operators.html  It's basically a percentage of the revenue you make as an operator.