Are you driving for UberEATS? Find out if you need to pay GST on your deliveries?

A recent decision by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) means that all drivers for Uber and other similar “ride-sourcing” services must now pay GST. Unlike most other contractors and businesses, Uber drivers must pay GST regardless of whether they make over $75,000 a year or more. This is because the ATO regards “ride-sourcing” services as falling into the same category as taxi services for the purpose of taxation. However, UberEATS and other delivery services do not fall into the same category and are not subject to the same taxation rules.

Do I Need to Pay GST for UberEATS?

Whether you will have to pay GST when delivering for UberEATS depends on whether you also drive for a “ride-sourcing” service:

Driving for Uber and UberEATS

If you drive for Uber and UberEATS you will need to be registered for GST and pay GST on both your rides with Uber and deliveries with UberEATS.

Driving for UberEATS only

If you deliver for only UberEATS you do not have to register or pay GST unless your turnover is more than $75,000 a year.

Conclusion

When you deliver for UberEATS you will not need to register for GST unless you earn over $75,000 a year or are also driving for a “ride-sourcing” service. To register for GST you will need an ABN. Fortunately, LawPath makes it easy to register an ABN in minutes.

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Louis Bridle

Louis is a legal intern at LawPath who is working with the content team to provide accessible guides to legal issues. With an interest in contract and media law, he is completing his Bachelor of Communications and Laws at the University of Technology Sydney.