Ask Me Anything with @HippyChick: A transcript

Here is the transcript from @HippyChick’s Q&A on Pulse on Tax filing! @HippyChick has been a tax preparer for the last many years and wanted to share some of her knowledge with our Pulse Community Continue reading “Ask Me Anything with @HippyChick: A transcript”

Pulse Q&A with Derek from

SherpaShare's CPA answers 1099 Tax Questions for Drivers
SherpaShare answers 1099 Tax Questions for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Derek hosted an Ask Me Anything session on Pulse on both Friday and Monday. Here is the transcript.. All of Derek’s answers are highlighted! Continue reading “Pulse Q&A with Derek from”

The Effects of Ridesharing on your Mental Health

In light of the shootings in Michigan, there was a lot of uproar about whether Uber contractors should go through additional background checks, including but not limited to mental health checks. Uber already employs mental health checks in Mexico and more recently in Malaysia—should they do the same in the United States? What effect would these checks have, and what are some of the root causes of this perceived mental health issue? Continue reading “The Effects of Ridesharing on your Mental Health”

Annoying passenger requests and how to deal with them

One of the most commonly asked questions on Pulse is, what happens when I have to wait between, during, or after a job? There is no correct answer and the situation varies greatly from circumstance to circumstance. This is not like filing your taxes – where there is more granularity. SherpaShare takes a look at the pros and cons that can arise from these situations. 

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Is Uber becoming the new Walmart?

This post was written by guest contributor John Sollars, who is a full time driver and runs the blog He is a regular contributor to

Remember those news stories that were written every time a new Walmart opened? People were lining up every time a new one opened to apply for the same low paying jobs that everyone complained about. Does the extremely high turnover due to the lowering of rates sound familiar? Uber and Lyft are doing the same thing and raising sign on bonuses in order keep their driver force growing faster at a commensurate rate, but is it sustainable?  

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Filing taxes for Uber, Lyft, and others in the on-demand economy

SherpaShare was built to help independent contractors maximize their earnings potential by providing them with more accurate analysis, mileage tracking and a real time community network. If you haven’t already, download our App and start tracking 2016 miles now.  Communicate with your local drivers and get ahead of the game. We’ve partnered with Shared Economy CPA to give you the important tax information you need as an independent contractor. 

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Can you opt-out of the new Uber Driver Agreement?

Uber new driver partner agreement

We started getting reports yesterday about Uber’s new partner agreement, that has been rewritten in response to a court ruling in California on Wednesday.

The scoop on the court ruling

In a major blow to Uber, the Judge in the case ordered that Uber’s existing arbitration clause was unenforceable. You can read more about it in this article.

Part of the Judge’s also ruling said that drivers would potentially be able to seek reimbursement Continue reading “Can you opt-out of the new Uber Driver Agreement?”