Suitable for: Any rideshare drivers
Tax Difficulty: Beginner
Airtax Experience: Anyone
Time to read: 1-2 minutes
What do I need when setting up as a rideshare driver?
An Australian Business Number (ABN) is a unique 11 digit number that identifies your business or organisation in Australia.
Being a rideshare driver generally means you are running a sole trader business, and you will need an ABN.
Do I need to be GST-registered as a rideshare driver (e.g. through UberX)?
Yes, as a rideshare driver you are required to have an ABN which is registered for GST purposes. Usually there is a minimum turnover requirement of $75,000 for an ABN to be required to be registered for GST purposes, however this does not apply to rideshare drivers.
Where you can get more help:
- Feel free to search for other topics in the Help Centre
- If interested, consider using our Business Assist service to discuss with a qualified Tax Specialist about your BAS (recommended for first time users)
This document merely provides a broad outline of the subject and is necessarily general in nature. If you require specific advice, which is tailored to your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us (fees would apply).