16 tax write offs for delivery drivers 🥡

With the constant growth of delivery apps being a delivery driver (or biker) can be a great way to make money, but what about all the expenses that go into your car and then the necessary income taxes? Well, luckily enough delivery drivers can write-off most of their related expenses and get that money back in their pocket! Read on to find out what you should be deducting next time taxes come around. And if you need help keeping track? Get in touch with Keeper!
Phone bill

Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Good thing the cost is partially deductible.

Phone & accessories

If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.

Hot Bags & Courier Bags

Deduct all temperature controlled bags, and courier backpacks that you use for work.

Commission & Fees

If you work for a delivery app service and they charge commission, write it off.

Merchandise & Uniform

Required to wear a delivery app's merchandise? Write-off the shirts and bags!

Bike & Accessories

If you deliver by bike, write-off the repair and accessory expenses!

If you drive for work ...
Unless you are a bike courier, you'll be doing a lot of driving, so here is what you can go ahead and write-off.
Gas

Gas is expensive! A portion of your gas station fill ups are tax deductible.

Car maintenance

Oil changes, repairs, and regular checkups are all tax deductible if you drive for work.

Insurance & registration

Car insurance, roadside assistance, registration costs, etc. are all tax deductible.

Parking

Parking for a meeting downtown or other work trip is tax deductible!

Tolls

A toll while driving to or from a work destination is tax deductible!

Vehicle depreciation

If you drive you own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of it's value!

If you work from home ...
Home office furniture

A desk, chairs, lamps, and other home office necessities are all tax write offs.

Wifi bill

Your comcast bill is a tax write off. You need internet to do your job!

Property insurance

Whether rental or homeowner insurance, you can write off a portion as part of home office.

Power bill

Gotta keep the lights on in your home office! A portion of your electricity bill counts.

Water bill

It'd be hard to work in an office without running water, huh? You water bill counts.

Part of your rent

Whether you pay rent or own your home, a portion of those expenses are tax deductible.

If you leave town for work ...
If you ever travel to another city for better fares, as long as that location is more than 100 miles from home it constitutes business travel and you can write off the following expenses!
Transportation

Planes, trains and automobiles are all work travel costs that can be written off.

Lodging

When you travel for work, lodging expenses such as hotel rooms or Airbnb are write offs.

Meals while traveling

When you're traveling for work, all meals are tax deductible. Even takeout.

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Note: at Keeper, we care about saving you money on taxes. That leads us to generalize tax advice that isn't always so simple. Everyone's situation is different. Please drop a note below or reach out via email if you have questions.