DriveTax Express Tax
Welcome to DriveTax Express Tax. This form will gather everything we need to lodge your tax return, including all your Uber, rideshare or food delivery income and expenses, AND your employee income and expenses. Your business and employee income are both included in the price. It will take around 40 minutes to complete.
You can save your progress at various points. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do this as we cannot recover lost data.
Please note: I am fast-tracking our BAS and Tax Return processing to help you get your coronavirus support payments from Centrelink as soon as possible. BAS’s will be processed in 1-2 days, and Tax Returns in 3-4 days (yes I’m working weekends too, since there’s not much else to do!).
For more information on Centrelink benefits and payments visit our blog post on COVID-19 Support for Uber Drivers >
Get Ready Guide
Our Get Ready Guide explains how to prepare for your tax appointment, and what documents you will need.
TFN, ABN & Bank Account Details – you’ll need these handy
Monthly Uber summaries – you can download these from your online Uber account under Tax Documents
Summaries of any other rideshare income – monthly or quarterly summaries only, don’t send weekly or per-trip documents
Rideshare expenses – totalled per category (e.g. total for fuel, insurance, mobile phone, water, mints etc). See our blog post on Tax Deductions for Rideshare Drivers to see what you can claim.
Logbook Percentage – if you kept a logbook you’ll need to calculate your percentage. See here for more information.
Car Purchase Invoice – if applicable
Interest Paid on Car Loan – if applicable
Payment Summaries – one for each employer. Not required from September onwards, as the ATO should have these on your prefill report
Employment deductions – the Get Ready Guide above gives ideas of what you can claim
Bank Interest – not required from August onwards
Rental Property Details – see our Get Ready Guide above for the details you’ll need
Private Health Insurance Statement – not required from August onwards
Spouse Income – if applicable, just an estimate is fine
Last Year’s Tax Return – this is essential if you did not lodge through DriveTax last year and you claimed depreciation or had carried forward losses
Yes, the ATO will have get your Payment Summaries, bank interest, Centrelink income and Private Health Insurance, but not until August or sometimes even September. Therefore if you’re lodging in the first few months after 30 June you will need to supply these figures and documents to us directly.
No, but you need to keep them on file for five years after lodging your return in case the ATO asks to see them.
The ATO will accept bank statements or other electronic records for expenses under $1,000. If you don’t have any record then you cannot claim a deduction.
As long as the logbook started before the 30th of June you can use it for that year’s tax return. You will need to wait until the 12 weeks is complete before lodging your tax return.
If you didn’t keep a logbook then we will use the cents per km method instead. See our article on Tax Deductions for Uber Drivers for more information.
It depends. If you lodge your own tax return, or if you have lodged a tax return late in the past, it is the 31st of October. If you have always lodged your tax returns on time, and you will use DriveTax or another tax agent this year, it is the 15th of May the the following year.
From July to October please allow three weeks, although we do finish most tax returns sooner than this. At other times of year allow two weeks.
We will issue your invoice once your tax return is complete, and we’ll email it to you together with your tax return for signature. Once we’ve received your payment we can then lodge your return to the ATO. We accept credit card, bank transfer and PayPal.
If you have a tax bill to the ATO, the due date will vary depending on when we lodge your return. We can delay lodgment of your tax return if you like, in which case your tax bill can be due as late as May, 11 months after the end of the financial year. You can also choose to set up a payment arrangement with the ATO, you can read more about this option here.
The ATO’s standard processing time is 12 business days from lodgment. They will then deposit your refund directly into your bank account.
The ATO now send all Notices of Assessment to your MyGov. Allow two weeks after lodgment for your tax return to be processed and then you can log into your MyGov to download your Notice of Assessment.
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