Tax Accommodations for the Self-Employed

Policy or Initiative Description

Government should reform the tax system to make it easier for self-employed workers to understand. As employment taxes are often handled by employers, including income tax withholding, the tax system can be difficult for self-employed workers to navigate and plan for. Digital tools and payment systems could help workers to comply with tax laws by helping them to determine the proper amounts owed.


Estonia's tax system allows Uber drivers to opt-in to have their income tax data sent to the country's Tax and Customs Board. The program makes use of the country's option to file personal income taxes online, which 95% of the country's population already uses.


David Mardiste. “Embracing Uber, Estonia Shows Tax Needn’t Be an Issue.” Reuters, June 9, 2016. Accessed October 10, 2019.



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