How to File Taxes as an Uber Driver / Partner?

How to File Taxes as an Uber Driver / Partner?

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In this article I’ll help you file your taxes as an Uber driver in Canada. We are going to look at different ways how you can write off your Uber taxes and save you some money and some extra tips on tax filing from experienced drivers.

For legal purposes, I’m not a CPA in Canada and this article is useful information to give you an idea on how you can file my taxes as an Uber driver / partner.  Please consult to your accountant prior to filing your taxes.



Filing Taxes for Uber Drivers and Partners.

Uber drivers are independent contractors that collect GST (Ontario) and GST (Alberta) to be remitted to the CRA (Canada Revenue agency).

Uber drivers are self-employed and you will not get a regular T4 slip with CPP, EI and your income tax is not subtracted from your income.  As self-employed, you will have to add T2125 Statement of Business Activities, that will cover your income and expenses as an Uber partner.

How to pay fewer taxes as an Uber driver (partner,) and what can I write off my tax?

Forget the “Driver” part for now. You are a partner for your tax filing purposes.

Let me explain:

  1. Uber is a business platform and you are a business owner in the eyes of Canada Revenue Agency.
  2. As a business owner you are much larger then you think you are, for tax purposes.

With that being said, you can write off anything associated to your business expanse as a business owner.

Let’s look at the two categories for tax purposes:

1) Uber Drivers.

Uber drivers are just like any other drivers, they can write off their vehicle expanses such as:

  1. Gas / Mileage while driving for Uber.
  2. Vehicle maintenance costs, such as service and any repairs.
  3. Part of your cellphone bill.
  4. Food / water given to passengers.
  5. Car wash.
  6. Expenses related to your main business activity (Driving).

2) Uber Partners.

Every driver is a partner for Uber, if you are driving for Uber, you are a partner. This means you can take the Uber Driver’s list above and add to the following:


  1. Part on your internet bill.
  2. New laptop.
  3. Website hosting and domain.
  4. Business lunch with another Uber driver or Blogger.
  5. Part of your mortgage (Talk to your CPA).
  6. Other business activities, because you may have a different business when you are not driving for Uber.


In Canada, Uber requires you to be a sole proprietor, but it does not mean that you can’t run your business under the corporate umbrella.  You can be incorporated to pay fewer taxes as an Uber driver if you are doing it right. Talk to your accountant about it.

I drive for Uber, just like you.  But, I’m also a blogger and YouTuber! What will I add to my expanse?

  • Laptop I use for my website / videos on YouTube
  • Website hosting / domain.
  • Business lunch I get with other Bloggers and business people.
  • Camera, lenses, microphones, tripods, other gear I use to make videos on YouTube and host this website.

Think about what you have invested into your business and file taxes in a smart way!

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  1. Pingpong

    Hi IGOR
    How are you doing?
    I guess Uber Eat and Uber Driver are not the same right?
    I am Uber Eat and do only Deliver food for Uber.
    Do you know or have some information about Uber delivery food / Uber Eat for file tax
    Thank you so much
    Have a good day

  2. Joel

    Hi Igor,

    I’ve been looking for that tax filing and thank you I found that on your site.

    I have a question though, If I buy a car, can I put the monthly amortization and expense?



  3. Clifford

    Hi Igor,

    I have been following your youtube channel and enjoy it. You have a great personality and are quite authentic. I would like to get more information about incorporating my uber business. Also if you have a personal accountant that you can recommend that would help me with the details. I am sure he will pay you a referral fee if i use him as well.

    Please let me know. Thanks and talk to you soon

  4. Igor Maslowski

    Hello Igor.
    Can you give me an advise on the matter? I live in Poland now. I want coming to Canada in order to get jobe for half of an year. I have driver’s license of Poland. I know, that i properly can using my driving license, during my 6 month’s tour in Canada. May be you know: can i work as a uber driver with my driving papers?
    Thank you so much.

  5. Hsrt


    My husband just signed up for the uber driver, but the owner ship is under my name for the car, on insurance his the primary driver but his name is not the insurance pink slip because it shows I am the owner, because of this I cannot change the insurance to his name, do we have to change the ownership to his name or will this be confirmed since his the primary driver of the car.

    Thank you

  6. Donna

    My son is driving my vehicle which is registered under my name. He is on my insurance and Uber accepted the insurance paperwork as sufficient. I did not have to change over the ownership. I would just make sure your insurance policy states he can accept payment for driving passengers.

  7. Fareed

    Hi Igore,

    I am trying to file my 2018 tax return through my account in CRA website. Can you please help me by making video of each single step on CRA website. This will benefit to other Uber partners in Canada.



  8. Guri

    This is awesome, I am a professional Accountant located in Downtown Toronto. If you need more help in filing your taxes, please fee free to contact me for further analysis and I can help you Efile your taxes.

    Thank you


  9. fahad waliany

    Hi All, I am CPA, CA located in North York, we file taxes for high net worth clients across Canada and US. Uber is a very technical area and not everyone is an expert. For example, CRA can challenge your mileage from home to work and deem that to be for personal use because as per tax law, going from home to work is not business.

    If you need an expert to advise or have any questions, please leave your comments here or can email me personally.

    PS. the writer misspelled expense. He wrote “Expanse” lol. I can’t believe he wrote an article on Uber


  10. Luis Gonzalez

    Hello Igor,

    I did few months as Uber driver I always use StudioTax to file my taxes along with my wife’s taxes. Studio tax has the feature to fill the required form t2125. My question is:

    If the Hst could be deducted on this form or I have to submit the HST payment directly?

  11. Karl Adhihetty

    Hi Igor,

    Income Tax and HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) are two different kinds of Taxes and are thus administered separately. When using your Studio Tax program use section 3A on your form T2125.
    Enter your gross income on line 1 Gross Sales (all sales including HST). Then go to line 2 and input the amount of HST included in Line 1. The form will automatically deduct line 2 from line 1. Now simply navigate to section 4 and input your expenses to determine your net taxable income.

    HST is remitted and filed separately from Income Tax. You need to fill out your Annual HST Return, filling in Ttl HST collected less HST ITC’s to arrive at your net tax owed. Some people remit annually and that sounds like what you need to do. Others report and remit quarterly and the higher income individuals and companies report monthly. Sounds like you are on an annual basis but you should confirm that. I hope this has been helpful?
    Takin’ Care Of Business Ltd.
    Karl Adhihetty, Accountant

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