Knowing what expenses an Ubereats and Uber driver can claim back against their taxable income is a question many gig economy workers have.
Let’s face it though filing a tax return is the last thing you want to worry about while your on shift. Don’t worry though we have your back!
This post is going to allow you to understand what expenses an Ubereats driver can claim for whether they are a cyclist, motorcycle rider or use a car to make deliveries.
One of the first things we need to point out is that the difference between what expenses you can claim does not differ greatly between the vehicle you use.
If you work for another app you may also like to read our post on what expenses a Deliveroo rider can claim for.
Please see table below detailing expenses:
What expenses Ubereats drivers can claim.
The list below shows what allowable expenses Ubereats drivers can claim for:
|Maintenance Fees (Brake pads, tyres etc)||Yes||yes||yes|
|Service Charges from Deliveroo,Ubereats or Justeat||yes||yes||yes|
|Motorcycle gloves, jackets and trousers||no||yes||no|
|Mobile phone, holder and data allowance||yes||yes||yes|
|Bank Charges for bank account||yes||yes||yes|
|Deliveroo, Ubereats Justeat kit||yes||yes||yes|
|Mileage Allowance (see details below about Mileage Allowance)||yes||yes||yes|
|Food Allowance at £5 per day||yes||yes||yes|
|Deliveroo Ubereats and Justeat Commissions and service charges||yes||yes||yes|
Below is a list of disallowable expenses:
|Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)||n/a||no||no|
|Self-assessment interest and penalties||no||no||no|
We hope you found that list informative. To help further we have also answered some other question you may have about the fast and frantic world of fast food delivery.
Are Ubereats drivers self employed?
Yes, Ubereats drivers are classed as self employed which means thats you have to do two things; 1) register as self employed though the .gov website and 2) at the end of each tax year (tax year is 5th April – 6th April) you have to file a tax return. If both of these seem a little bit of a challenge you can a always contact an accountant who will be more than happy to help.
Do Ubereats drivers have to pay tax in the UK?
Yes, all income that is earned by working for Ubereats is taxable. The good news though is that any tax which is due can be reduced by submitting expenses which we have outlined above. What this means is that the things you pay for to do your Ubereats deliveries such vehicle costs or insurance can reduce any tax that might be due.
If you need help with registering as self employed or need to file a tax return we recommend you contact Ugo Tax.