We’ve created an API integration with Uber which makes lodging your BAS even simpler.
As an Uber driver, you can connect your Uber account with your Airtax account. Once you’ve approved the integration, you can automatically pull through your Uber income into your BAS lodgement form.
Instructions to connect Uber account with your Airtax account
Once you have signed up for an Airtax account, you can then enter your account information. Be sure to indicate that you are a rideshare driver in your account settings. Once you’ve identified yourself as a rideshare driver, you will be able to see an option to 'Connect with Uber' on your dashboard*. Just click this button, follow the prompts and in a few steps, you’ll be set up!
Once your account is successfully connected, when completing a BAS lodgement form, all you’ll need to do is click the Uber icon which appears when you select the income field. Your Uber income will then appear.
What is pulled through?
When you pull your Uber income using this integration, we will pre-fill the income amount in the BAS which is calculated as the gross income you earn from Uber (the amount you are paid in cash + the Uber service fee + split fares). The gross income is considered income in your name from a tax perspective.
We will also prefill Uber expenses you can claim in the BAS form including tolls, and the Uber service fee from 1 Dec 2017 onwards. Prior to 1 Dec 2017 the Uber service fee did not include GST, therefore it cannot be claimed in the BAS prior to this date.
What you see in your bank account will be different to what is prefilled into your income in Airtax
It is important to note that the income we pull through is the gross income, as this is what needs to be reported for tax purposes. As this is the amount before the Uber fee is deducted, it will not match the amount of cash you have received in your bank from Uber. This is because the amount you receive in cash is after the Uber fee has been deducted, this is known as the net income amount.
*You can access your dashboard by clicking the drop down menu under your name in the top right hand corner of the screen.