Have you ever needed a pay stub but didn’t know where to get one from DoorDash?
Well, there’s a long line of dashers looking for an answer to that question, including me at one point.
DoorDash is a reputable food delivery app with ongoing expansion plans. Working as a delivery driver with them certainly had its benefits.
Yet, there were a few things I wish I had known before I started, just to be prepared. One of them is whether or not DoorDash pay stubs are available.
That’s why I’ve decided to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of everything you need to know about DoorDash employment verifications!
- Do You Get DoorDash Pay Stubs?
- Why Don’t You Get DoorDash Pay Stubs?
- How to Get Employment Verification From DoorDash
- When Do You Need Employment Verification?
- What Other Documentation From DoorDash Income Do You Get?
- What Income Documentation Do You Not Get?
- Does DoorDash Take Taxes for Drivers?
- Do You Have to Put DoorDash on Your Taxes?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping Up
Do You Get DoorDash Pay Stubs?
If you decide to become a DoorDash driver or are already one, it’s important to know you won’t receive pay stubs.
They also don’t provide any type of documented proof of income.
So, don’t waste your time contacting their customer service because they won’t be of much help.
I know they have a page explaining how to get proof of payment history, but believe me, following it won’t get you anywhere.
Don’t worry, you can still get proof of employment with DoorDash, and I’ll explain all the ways you can do so in just a moment.
Why Don’t You Get DoorDash Pay Stubs?
“You’re the boss” is one of DoorDash’s marketing slogans for gig workers, and they take it quite literally.
You sign up with them as an independent contractor, not a conventional employee.
DoorDash is more of partnering with dashers rather than hiring them.
And because of this, drivers pay for their own gas, start and end their shifts whenever they want, choose which orders to work on, and so on.
Working on such terms entails the company not being responsible for your bookkeeping.
This is actually pretty common in the food delivery business. Take, for example, Uber Eats, one of the largest food delivery services, which also doesn’t provide pay stubs to its 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.
When Do You Need Employment Verification?
To help you prepare, here’s a list of common scenarios in which you’ll need to have employment verification on hand:
Applying for a Mortgage
Applying for a mortgage as a self-employed driver is trickier than as a regular employee in terms of earnings documentation and paperwork.
The loan processor needs to be certain you have a steady income that’ll allow you to meet your payment obligations. You should also know that they only consider taxable income for mortgage loans.
Applying for a Loan or Rental
If you plan to apply for a personal loan, you’ll almost certainly need to submit employment verification.
It varies by bank institution, but your loan documents should include forms like bank statements, pay stubs, tax returns, etc.
The good news is that since DoorDash uses Truework, you can use them to verify your employment for your loan and even your rental application.
In the pre-employment stage, 93% of organizations worldwide conduct background checks. It is to ensure the information on candidates’ resumes is accurate.
There’s a good chance one of your potential future employers will request one to confirm your previous jobs.
What Other Documentation From DoorDash Income Do You Get?
Now, let’s talk about the types of information you can access or obtain from DoorDash:
You can view your earnings history on your dasher account; this applies to all DoorDash payment methods.
All you have to do is navigate to the Earnings Tab. There, you’ll find a breakdown of all your payments, including base pay, bonuses, tips, etc. You’ll also see an income dashboard of your weekly and monthly earnings.
And you’ll also receive payment emails informing you of the amount deposited into your account.
Truework is an employment and income verification service. To explain how it works, let’s assume you want to get a mortgage.
The first thing you’ll do is ask the mortgage lender to submit a request for Truework to verify your earnings reports.
Then, Truework’s team will send you an email in which you’ll have to complete extra steps before they let the lender in on any of your employment income info.
But you can’t request to get this kind of information from Truework; only the organization that’s demanding it from you can.
What Income Documentation Do You Not Get?
Not only does DoorDash not provide pay stubs, but they also do not provide other income documentation such as:
Breakdown of Tips, Bonuses, Base Pay, Milestones, or Pay Boosts
Although you can view how much DoorDash pays you along with other payment details on the merchant’s portal, there’s no printable record for them.
This means information such as the amount of your bonus for this month or the number of tips you received will be restricted to your dasher account.
Proof of Employ
As mentioned before, you’re treated as an independent contractor while working with DoorDash.
So, technically, you’re not one of their employees, and thus they don’t offer official documentation of your employment, including pay stubs.
Does DoorDash Take Taxes for Drivers?
No, DoorDash doesn’t engage in any tax-related activities on its driver’s behalf. As you work with them, you’ll be in charge of managing your taxes.
Therefore, you’ll need to be extra cautious when reporting your income, business expenses, and other key figures required for tax purposes.
On a related note, I was surprised to learn that independent contractors who use their personal vehicles can claim one of two tax deduction methods.
The first is the “standard mileage rate,” which gives you a deduction for each mile driven.
The second is the “actual expense,” where you’re allowed to claim a deduction for expenses incurred while using the delivery vehicle, such as depreciation and lease payments.
Do You Have to Put DoorDash on Your Taxes?
That’ll depend on how much money you receive. In the year 2020, the IRS added the 1099-NEC to its tax forms for businesses to report nonemployee compensation, a.k.a self-employment income.
However, this only applies if independent contractors receive $600 or more from the organization each year. So, if you get this amount from DoorDash, expect them to send you this form via Stripe to fill out.
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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.
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!