The Driver API: Get the Most Out of Every Mile
Tax season is in full swing, and while we can all agree that it’s not the most wonderful time of the year, it doesn’t have to be the most stressful, either. That’s why we’re excited to announce new API-powered partnerships with Intuit TurboTax, H&R Block, Stride and Credit Karma that are designed to minimize stress and maximize savings for people who drive with Uber in the US.
We launched the Driver API to give developers the tools and information they need to help us build a better, more rewarding driving experience. The API makes it easier for drivers to connect and integrate info like trip data and earnings — with their permission — to tax innovators big and small, which can make filing easier, more affordable and less stressful.
With TurboTax Self-Employed, Uber partners can easily import their 1099s, eliminating the hassle of data entry. Plus, they get priority access to live one-on-one answers from credentialed experts on demand – and save $20 when they file.
Uber partners can use H&R Block’s new TaxEdgeSM iOS app to bring their 1099 data in seamlessly and prepare their taxes with a professional through their mobile device, or get special discounts when filing their taxes in an H&R Block office or online. H&R Block Tax Experts also will be available at Greenlight locations to help Uber partners maximize their filings.
Stride provides every Uber partner nationwide with a completely free end-to-end tax filing solution. Stride directly integrates into the Uber Driver API to help driver partners nationwide understand their 1099s and find eligible deductions. Uber partners can then visit Credit Karma Tax to file their taxes for free.
The Driver API supports innovations that help Uber partners get the most out of every mile, whether they drive a few hours or five days a week. Because even though being your own boss has its rewards, we could all use a helping hand from time to time.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.