DriveTax was born from a lightbulb moment in the back seat of an Uber in Richmond, Melbourne.
My name is Jess. I don’t own a car. Where I live there’s no need. Between trams, trains and Uber, my transport needs are covered.
As a regular rider, my conversations with Uber drivers often turn to work. When I mention that I’m an accountant, drivers often tell me they’re unsure about doing their tax return. Many have never even done an ABN tax return before.
On that particular day, my driver David said he was worried about whether he was putting aside enough tax, and was asking about how best to save for his tax bill. As I gave him some tax tips and a business card, I realised that this must be a common worry for Uber drivers across Australia. They want to meet their tax obligations but aren’t sure how in the face of uncertain legislation.
I got home that night and Googled tax services for Uber drivers, and found that none existed. I realised perhaps I could help.
I decided to launch a tax service especially to help Uber and all rideshare drivers meet their tax obligations. By deliberately choosing a highly specialised niche, I can give my clients the ultimate in personalised service and expertise.
My goal is for DriveTax to become the accountant and tax agent of choice for Uber and rideshare drivers across Australia.