To sweeten tax season for drivers, TurboTax® + Lyft gave away hundreds of prizes, including a $10,000 Grand Prize awarded to Tavynn T. of Lexington, Kentucky. She drives with Lyft when she’s not at her full-time dentist assistant job. Read on to get to know Tavynn a little bit better.
Intuit: Why did you originally start driving with Lyft?
Tavynn: A friend of mine referred me. I’m a single mom so working for Lyft was the best way to make extra cash and make my own schedule. I can make more money than going to work at Walmart or McDonald’s. And I can easily find a babysitter for my 4-year-old daughter for short periods of time. The flexibility with my daughter is very important—if she gets sick, I’m not responsible for canceling work because I make my own schedule.
Intuit: What do you like about driving for Lyft?
Tavynn: I love meeting new people and I have lots of good stories…there’s never a dull moment!
Intuit: What was your reaction when you found out you’re our sweepstakes winner?
Tavynn: I received an extremely HUGE blessing. I paid up the mortgage for the year, and I’d like to plan a vacation with my daughter to Disney World!
2017 Lyft Hub Tax Tour Recap
Lyft drivers are always on the go, so we came to you. This year, we embarked on a seven-city tour across the U.S. where QuickBooks Self-Employed product gurus and tax experts helped Lyft drivers with tax support. Thank you for hanging out with us at the 2017 Lyft Hub Tax Tour!
From Seattle to Boston, we met over 100 Lyft drivers who had tax questions or needed help filing with TurboTax. Here are some things we discovered together:
- New drivers needed a “heads-up” on how to best prepare for their first tax season (estimate quarterly taxes, keep track of receipts, types of deductions to take, and more).
- Drivers who got their first 1099 appreciated the in-person help in finding their 1099 on the driver dashboard, plus getting a crash-course on how to identify top deductions for the year.
- Seasoned drivers were impressed with how easy it was to do their own taxes with TurboTax Self-Employed, and get personalized help from our Tax Experts or online through SmartLook.