He carpooling, or carpooling, is a form of transportation in which several people share a vehicle to travel together. In theory, carpooling should not be a way to earn money, but a way to save costs and reduce the environmental impact of carpooling. However, many BlaBlaCar drivers wonder if they should declare this money.
It is not an economic activity
It is true that if BlaBlaCar is used to share costs and no economic benefit is obtained above the shared costs, It is not necessary to declare it in the Income. In this case, the activity is not considered an economic activity, but a non-profit activity. In fact, on the BlaBlaCar website we can find recognition of Shared expenses. This means, for a shared car trip, the sum of money requested by the driver and accepted by the passenger for his contribution to the expenses of the trip. It is understood that it is not a recurring activity for which the driver profits.
However, it is important to note that if you receive a payment above expenses shared, is considered an economic activity and, therefore, the income obtained must be declared in the corresponding income. It is advisable to keep a detailed record of the shared expenses and the income obtained through the platform in order to correctly justify the non-obtainment of economic benefits and avoid possible sanctions or legal problems in the future.
If you have more questions about how to declare your income in BlaBlaCar in your Income Statement, it is best to consult a tax advisor or use help tools such as the Tax Agency’s Web Income program.
And the gasoline Bizum?
Regarding the use of Bizum to share gasoline expenses in BlaBlaCar, there is some controversy about whether or not it is necessary to declare it in the Income Tax. As in the case of shared costs, if no economic benefit is obtained on top of the shared costs, there’s no need declare it in the Income.
From the point of view of the Treasury, if a user receives payments through Bizum in excess of the shared expenses, it is considered that an economic benefit is being obtained and, therefore, it should be declared. However, if the payments received through Bizum are equal to shared costs and no economic benefit is obtained, there would be no obligation to declare them in the Income.
It should be noted that the Personal Income Tax Law establishes that, for an activity to be considered economic and, therefore, subject to taxation, there must be an organization of means and resources to carry out said activity in a usual. Therefore, if payments through Bizum are made in a timely manner and it is not a habitual activity, it could be considered that there is no economic activity and, therefore, there would be no obligation to declare income in income.