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Set up bank and tax info to get paid

For Lyft to transfer your driver earnings, you must enter your tax and bank details in the ‘Pay and Tax Info’ section of your Lyft Driver app. Make sure you keep this info up-to-date so we can transfer your earnings to you.
To add or update your bank or tax info:
  1. Open the Lyft Driver app main menu.
  2. Tap ‘Account.’
  3. Tap ‘Pay and Tax Info.’
  4. Click ‘Your tax info.’
For your security, Lyft can’t see or update this info.
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Submitting your bank info

To add or update your bank or tax info:
  1. Open the Lyft Driver app main menu.
  2. Tap ‘Account.’
  3. Tap ‘Pay and Tax Info.’
  4. Click ‘Your tax info.’
We can only transfer earnings to checking accounts, not savings or business accounts.
You'll need your:
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number (usually in the lower left corner on personal checks and in your bank's app).
  • Personal 12 or 13-digit account number.
When you submit or update bank account info, you may receive a text. This is to confirm that you want to make the update.
Transfers begin on Tuesdays, and usually appear in your account within 2-3 business days.

Submitting your tax info

If you need to update your tax details, follow these steps:
  1. Use the link below to open the 'Payout Information' tab in your Dashboard.
  2. Look under the header 'Tax details.'
  3. Tap 'Edit' to make any changes.
If you're classified as an individual, enter the following:
  • Your full name
  • Address you will use on your personal tax return
  • Social Security Number
If you're operating under a corporation/LLC, enter the following:
  • Your full business name
  • Current business address
  • EIN or ITIN
Note: If you use an EIN, you may also be required to enter an SSN.
Your tax information will be available in your account. If you want to receive your tax forms in the mail as well, uncheck the box at the bottom of the page.

Failed transfers

If you get a failed transfer notice, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to update your bank info. For failed Express Pay transfers, we’ll send a text. We’ll try to deposit your earnings again immediately after you update your bank account information, even if you enter the same account info.
If you don't update your bank account information, we'll try to deposit your earnings the following Tuesday to whatever bank account information is still on file.
Transfers begin Tuesdays and usually show up in your account within 1–3 business days.
You may get a failed transfer if you:
  • Haven't entered both your banking or tax info yet.
  • Provided incorrect banking info (such as mis-typed routing or account number).
  • Use a business or savings account (we only transfer to personal checking accounts).
  • Didn't respond to the text, email, or notification asking you to confirm your bank info, which you’ll receive after you've submitted or updated bank info.
  • Have a bank that doesn't accept Automated Clearing House (or ACH, a kind of electronic transfer).
Note: Most banks accept ACH transfers, but you may need to confirm with your bank if you’re having issues receiving your deposit.
If you're still not sure why you're receiving failed transfer notices, contact your bank. Confirm your account status, your account number, and the bank's routing number.
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