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How DoorDash Employment Verification Works For Dashers

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Key Takeaways

  • DoorDash doesn’t directly provide employment verification or pay stubs for Dashers.
  • Verification needed for loans, rentals, or new jobs; independent contractors face challenges.
  • As an independent contractor, you manage taxes, lack benefits, and no pay stubs.
  • Use tax documents, bank statements, and detailed records for DoorDash employment verification.

Are DoorDash Drivers Issued Pay Stubs?

DoorDash drivers don’t receive pay stubs or any formal income documentation from the company, since drivers are considered independent contractors rather than traditional employees.

This status means drivers are responsible for their own bookkeeping and financial records. They are paid through direct deposit, which complicates efforts to obtain verification for:

  • Loans: Lenders require proof of steady employment and income. Independent contractors may need to provide additional documentation to prove income stability.
  • Renting: Landlords require assurance of reliable income, often necessitating employment verification and proof of income.
  • Job Applications: Employers verify past employment to confirm the accuracy of an applicant’s job history and skills.

Despite the lack of direct income verification from DoorDash, there are alternative methods to prove driving-related earnings. This is especially important for financial or employment verification processes.

Similar practices are observed in the gig economy, with companies like Uber Eats also not providing pay stubs to their drivers.

How to Get Employment Verification From DoorDash

Although DoorDash won’t provide you with income verification, there are a few workarounds. Here are three simple ways to obtain verification of employment (the one you choose will depend on the requirements of the situation):

1. Use Truework Verification

Truework is a third-party company DoorDash uses to verify employment for its delivery drivers. This makes getting verification much easier. However, Truework deals directly with the institution you want the verification for, not you.

2. Manage Your Records

As an independent contractor, keeping track of my records has been a lifesaver. Do your bookkeeping and update vital data such as income (especially if you choose instant pay), out-of-pocket expenses, and mileage to serve as proof of your gig earnings.

Thankfully, there are now several apps available that can help with that while also offering a variety of useful financial services.

3. Create a Separate Bank Account

It’s always a good idea to have a dedicated business bank account for each of the gig companies you work with. By doing so, you can easily keep track of all DoorDash’s bank transactions as proof of business income.

What Income Documentation Do You Not Get?

DoorDash does not issue pay stubs or other specific income documentation, such as detailed records of tips, bonuses, base pay, milestones, or pay boosts.

While you can see your earnings and payment breakdowns through the merchant’s portal, these are not available as printable records. Details like monthly bonuses or tip amounts are confined to your dasher account.

Additionally, as an independent contractor with DoorDash, you won’t receive official employment documentation, reflecting your status outside traditional employee frameworks.

Does DoorDash Take Taxes for Drivers?

DoorDash does not withhold taxes for its drivers, placing the responsibility of tax management on the drivers themselves.

This means drivers must be diligent in reporting their income, business expenses, and other relevant details for tax purposes.

Independent contractors using personal vehicles for delivery have the option to claim tax deductions through either the “standard mileage rate” method, which offers a deduction per mile driven, or the “actual expense” method, allowing deductions for specific costs associated with the delivery vehicle.

Additionally, for earnings of $600 or more in a year, DoorDash will issue a 1099-NEC form via Stripe to report nonemployee compensation or self-employment income to the IRS.

Suggested: How taxes work for DoorDash drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Doordash’s Net Income History?

In 2021, DoorDash went public with a $72B market valuation. Its annual net income in that year was $-0.468B, which was a 1.52% increase from 2020.

DoorDash’s annual net income in 2022 was $-1.365B, a 191.67% increase from the previous year, which marked the company’s highest net loss since it began operations.

Why Are My Dasher Earnings Not Showing Up?

Weekly deposits take 2-3 days to appear in your bank account; holidays may cause delays.

If that time has passed and your payment hasn’t arrived, open your dasher account and double-check that all of your bank account information is correct. If everything’s clear, contact DoorDash’s help center and request a payment review.

Wrapping Up

To recap, DoorDash doesn’t have pay stubs or any other documented proof of employment for its drivers. Instead, they use Truework as a third-party company to handle employment verification requests.

A great way to stay ahead is to open a separate bank account for DoorDash and keep track of all your records. That’ll also come in handy when filing your taxes.

Speaking of taxes, don’t forget to take advantage of your tax write-offs, as they’ll help you save a sizable amount of money over time. Now please, feel free to drop any questions you have in the “Leave a Comment” section below, and I’ll be happy to respond!

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