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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re new to GST and BAS’s, check our blog post on the Seven Steps to Sorting your Uber and Rideshare Tax Obligations. It’s a great introduction to all the tax requirements of Uber and rideshare driving.
No problem, we can get you registered for GST for free, and we can backdate your registration if required. Checkout our FREE Startup Pack for New Drivers, including free ABN and GST registration.
If you have your BAS prepared by DriveTax or another tax agent, you’ll have extra time to lodge your BAS. Your due date is the 25th of the second month after the end of the quarter. For example, the September 2016 BAS will be due on the 25th of November.

If you lodge your own BAS using the paper form, your due date is the 28th of the month after the end of the quarter. The September 2016 BAS will be due on the 28th of October. However December BAS’s are due a month later than usual on the 28th of February to allow for the Christmas break.

If you lodge your own BAS online you have an extra two weeks from the paper lodgment due date. This doesn’t apply to the December quarter because an extension until the 28th of February is already in place.

Yep, you bet. You’ll receive your BAS either as a paper form by post, or electronically online. You’ll need to fill in your gross fares, and the GST payable on them, and then enter your expenses in order to claim back the GST you’ve paid. You can find more guidance on the ATO website here. Paper forms are lodged by mailing back to the ATO, while BAS’s prepared online are electronically submitted.
Once you’re registered for GST you must lodge a BAS every quarter or face fines and penalties. This is true even if you have only driven a little, or not at all.

If you’ve only earned a little, consider lodging your BAS yourself. Otherwise our Express BAS service is a cheap way to meet your ATO lodgment obligations.

If you haven’t driven at all during the quarter, you can advise the ATO of a NIL BAS using their automated phone service by calling 13 72 26. This service is available 24/7. Make sure you have your ABN or TFN handy. If you don’t plan to drive in the future you may like to consider de-registering for GST.

When we send you your completed BAS, we’ll also send your ATO payment slip. This will list your payment options, including BPAY and credit card details. Note that credit card payments attract fees and charges. You can read more about the ATO’s payment options here.
For GST purposes, if you haven’t done a logbook the ATO allows two other methods to estimate the percentage of car expenses you can claim. Option one is to use a percentage set by the ATO depending on how many business kms your car will do for the financial year. Option two allows you to make a reasonable estimate of your Uber percentage based on records such as odometer readings or service records. When using DriveTax Express BAS or during your BAS consultation we’ll give you more detail and help you work out your percentage.

Note that there are different rules for your end of year income tax. If you haven’t kept a formal logbook, you’ll be limited to a maximum claim of 5,000kms at 66 cents per km, giving a deduction of $3,300. For infrequent drivers this may be plenty, but if you drive greater hours for Uber a logbook may be well worth the trouble.

No, you don’t need to send your receipts to us, as long as you have them on hand in case the ATO requests them. You must have a formal Tax Invoice for any expenses over $82.50. For expenses under this amount you must have some kind of written evidence, which can be a tax invoice, cash register docket or receipt.
If you haven’t received your BAS form it may have been sent to you electronically, so be sure to check your inbox. However you don’t need your BAS form to use DriveTax BAS services, as we can access this from the Tax Office for you.
If you’ve stopped driving and don’t plan to continue in the future you should consider de-registering for GST. This will mean you no longer have to lodge BAS’s, and you won’t run the risk of fines if you forget one. You can call the ATO on 13 28 66 to do this.

December 2017 BAS’s Due 


* if lodging through DriveTax or a Registered Tax Agent

Who We Are

At DriveTax we specialise in tax for Uber drivers and rideshare drivers. The GST changes for the sharing economy announced by the ATO have been confusing, and there’s not alot of information and support available. So we’re on a mission to provide no-fuss compliance and expert support to drivers across Australia.

We’re a CPA Practice and a Registered Tax Agent, led by Director Jess Murray CPA. Jess has extensive experience in small business tax, and is also a regular Uber rider.

For all your Uber and rideshare tax requirements, from tax returns and BAS’s to ABN’s and GST, we can help.

Jess Murray CPA

Registered Tax Agent & Uber specialist

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