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How to Set Up Your Account to Get Paid

For Lyft to transfer your driver earnings, you must enter your bank and tax info in the Driver Dashboard. Always keep this info updated.

Before you begin:

  • You may find it's easier to enter this info from a desktop computer than a cell phone or tablet
  • You’ll need your bank’s routing and account numbers for the checking account you want to use. Contact your bank for your routing and account numbers if you don’t have a personal check.
    • Usually on a personal check, the routing number is the 9-digit code toward the lower left corner
    • Your account number is the 13-digit code to the right
    • Heads up: we don't need the number of the check itself
  • We can only transfer your earnings to a checking account. We are unable to transfer your earnings to savings or business accounts.

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Submit your bank info

  1. Log into the Driver Dashboard with the phone number or Facebook info you used to create your account
  2. Tap ‘Payout Information’
  3. Tap ‘Edit bank info’ under the Bank Info header
  4. Enter your routing and account numbers from your bank in the appropriate boxes
  5. Tap ‘Submit Bank Info’
  6. We may send a text to drivers with more than 10 rides to confirm their bank info. This is only required if you receive the text.
  7. That’s it! If you haven’t already, remember to submit your tax info.

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Submit your tax info

  1. Log into the Driver Dashboard with the phone number or Facebook info you used to create your account
  2. Tap 'Payout Information'
  3. Tap ‘Edit Tax Info’ under the Tax Info header
  4. Select your tax classification from the drop-down menu. Most drivers choose ‘Individual,’ but if you’re unsure, contact a tax professional.
    • Individual tax classification. Enter your full name, current personal address, and Social Security number. For security reasons, your Social Security number won’t be displayed if you leave the page and come back.
    • Corporation/LLC tax classification. Enter your full business name, current business address, and EIN or ITIN. For security reasons, your EIN/ITIN won’t be displayed if you leave the page and come back.
  5. Type your name or business name in the box under the ‘Signature’ header. The name or business name in the name field must be the same as your signature. Heads up: The checkbox under the signature box, which should be already checked on your first visit, means that your tax forms will be provided to you digitally. If you uncheck this box, your forms will be mailed to you instead.
  6. Tap ‘Submit Tax Info’
  7. That’s it! If you haven’t already, remember to submit your bank info .

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Failed transfers

If you get a failed transfer notice, we’ll try to deposit your earnings the following week (and each week after, if it keeps failing). We’ll send you an email letting you know about the failure and instructions on updating your info (for failed Express Pay transfers, we’ll send a text).

Transfers begin Tuesdays and usually show up in your account by the end of the week.

Common reasons for failed transfers:

  • You haven't entered both your banking or tax info yet
  • Incorrect banking info (such as mis-typed routing or account number)
  • Business or savings account (we only transfer to personal checking accounts)
  • You 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
  • Your bank doesn't accept Automated Clearing House (or ACH, a kind of electronic transfer). 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. For your security, Lyft agents can’t see or change this info for you.

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