QuickBooks Self-Employed Software


QuickBooks Self-Employed is a cloud-based accounting solution that helps small and midsize businesses across various industries to automate expense categorization to help that helps them to track expenses for travel, assets, advertising and insurance among others. 

QuickBooks Self-Employed’s 'TurboTax' feature enables professionals to file taxes online and manage record entries by exporting Schedule C to the solution. In addition, the solution automates the calculation of quarterly taxes and updates users with tax estimates for the year.

QuickBooks Self-Employed enables professionals to connect with their bank accounts for tracking and monitoring. Users can also segment business and personal expenditures and share expense summaries.

QuickBooks Self-Employed can be accessed via various mobile devices remotely. It uses industry-standard encryption technologies to secure communications between the stakeholders. Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Renea from solid solutions today

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    Would Not Work With Bank

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Clean and smart, I had one of my client's, who is a CPA, rave about it so much, I decided to try it again after many years of having not used it. Many app integrations are available. Cloud based which is important for the person on the go.

    Cons

    It does not sync with my particular bank, however, I did place a request for Quickbooks to add it. Inventory tracking is actually done better with an app but if QuickBooks could sync with it, that would be good.
    Doesn't include payroll.

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  • Sequoia from KLM Marketing

    Specialty: Consulting

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Nice additive to have for self employee businesses

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    Pros

    We were given quickbooks self employee as a benefit to doing taxes. The features are nice to review your accounting matter and does a nice snapshot of the business. The mobile app provided the most use to save receipts on.

    Cons

    They is not much usage beside looking a report and snapshots of the company. If you have a system in place with your accountant this was a nice additional but did not give much additional value.

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  • Andrew from North River Marketing

    Specialty: Advertising

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    QuickBooks for the Win!

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    I highly recommend QuickBooks Self-Employed!

    Pros

    I absolutely LOVE QuickBooks self-employed. It is convenient, easy to use and even tracks mileage! That’s huge as most of my business is conducted on the road. I also love how I can invoice and accept payment right from the mobile app.

    Cons

    One of the reasons I selected QuickBooks was its integration with TurboTax. However, I was disappointed to realize that it only adjusted for Federal Taxes, not State. I would love to see State taxes added in future versions.

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  • Jeffery from Aroci

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    May 2018

    Okay Basic Software For Small Businesses or Self-Employed However, There Are Better and Free Alternatives

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    Overall, not worth the cost to me. Especially with those who are self-employed or have small businesses.

    Pros

    This does what it is supposed to do and only that which is track money. It also can track mileage automatically and gives you an overview of the distance you have traveled each day.

    Cons

    It is basic, it lacks functionality that should be considered 'basic' such as being able to categorize expenses and income. You can also not utilize many needed integrations for other software which basically forces double entry. It is expensive considering there are other free alternatives that have way more features and integrations

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  • Pierre from RE/MAX Ocean Properties

    Specialty: Real Estate

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Easy to use and very intuitive

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    Pros

    It is a very smooth interface which allows for easy management of everything related to self employment. The ability to export all of the data into tax returns is also a very helpful feature.

    Cons

    The amount of features seem to be very minimal. The cost per month seems a little bit high for the amount of features available.

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  • Tina Marie from tmgCareerServices

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    April 2018

    Quickbooks Online Self-Employed

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    Pros

    Easy to Use
    No Hard Learning Curve: No Books Needed to Learn
    Self-Explanatory: You Just Point & Click.

    Cons

    I don't have cons to add to this review. I learned to use Quickbooks Online Self-Employed within an hour.

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  • Katie from Copeland Law PLLC

    Specialty: Legal

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Very efficient

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very efficient! I love that it tracks my trips for me and links to my accounts so I don't miss anything. Since it links with Quickbooks, I am hopeful that taxes will be easy!

    Cons

    It wasn't obvious how to add a receipt instantly with one click. I figured it out, though. I'm also not sure whether to upload the itemized receipt or the final total receipt.

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  • Denise from SSES Global

    Specialty: Consulting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    Great product if you're willing to invest a bit of education time.

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    Please consider enabling help/support based upon user capability.

    Pros

    The ease of integrating with various bank feeds is extremely helpful. The occasional prompts are good as well.

    Cons

    It is not sufficiently intuitive and can use a 'new user' mode. The AI in QB could be used to provide substantially more guidance to the self-employed user.

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  • Vivian from Allmart Superstore

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2018

    Makes my business run smoothly

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    It allows me to sort bank transactions
    It tracks mileage and business expenses
    It transfers information to tax software to file

    Cons

    A bit intrusive when it comes to information gathering. I ask for bank account logins and it makes me wonder if privacy is ok

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  • Ken from Dance Factory

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Do not buy this

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    Do not buy.

    Pros

    ease of use and good interface and integrated with my bank account pretty well. Pretty intuitive too.

    Cons

    Filled with errors both from an accounting point of view and an accuracy point of view. Its the end of the tax year and my accountant found a £77,000 discrepancy between what was in the program and what my bank statements reported. You cannot have a 'tax year' different to the the one Intuit define and you cannot define categories. TOTALLY HOPELESS

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  • Jennifer from Healing Tree Counseling LLC

    Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    January 2018

    Excellent program

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Easy to use, all information in one place and the price is great. Also I do not have to have a separate mileage tracker which is great.

    Cons

    My bank no longer connects so I have to do a separate download which takes some time. This causes some issues when not done correctly as there can be duplicates.

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  • Mark from Mark Burlinson Leadership Coaching

    Specialty: Consulting

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    January 2018

    Automates several key processes for the self-employed

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    Value for Money

    Simple and easy to use, Quickbooks Self employed is a tool every freelancer and side-gig earner needs.

    Pros

    The automatic mileage tracking (other apps offer this but the QB implementation is better than any I've tried). Receipt photos makes record keeping simple. Invoicing is easy too.

    Cons

    When you are just starting, the monthly fee is an added motivation to make sales! You gotta make some money to pay that monthly fee!

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  • Eric from Freedom Enterprises

    Specialty: Marketing Services

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    January 2018

    Great for the small business owner

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Fairly intuitive, easy to use overall. Help file and support have been useful but really the interface itself does a good job telling you what does what

    Cons

    A few missing features (or I admit, features I don't know how to use): Duplicate transaction - I have weekly expenses that are exactly the same so I want to duplicate the expense (change date) to save time. I want to change the calendar to Sun-Sat, not Mon-Sun - it confuses my American brain

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  • Lisa from Etsy Shop

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    December 2017

    No ready for prime time ...

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    Value for Money

    I will run it through the end of the year and find a new solution for 2018.

    Pros

    Theoretically, the ability to link to my Etsy shop and PayPal account to update my expenses and revenue, ability to track mileage (though could use a description field to remind me what I was driving for) and to take photos of receipts to keep in the system.

    Cons

    The theoretical doesn't work ... it often fails to do basic things like be able to update to Etsy or PayPal accounts ... you know, the major hitters. Support fixes it behind the scenes when you contact them, but the time I am supposed to save by having this is spent communicating with CSRs.

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  • Luis from Caribex Trading

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    December 2017

    Finally decided to try Quickbooks Self-Emplyed for 2017

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    I purchased the Quickbooks Self-Employed packaged with the Turbo Tax software. Looking forward to using the Turbo Tax section at tax time in 2018. So Far So Good!

    Pros

    I found it easy to get started, easy to set up, and fairly easy to link my bank accounts and credit cards to the automatic download and updates via internet. This was the main feature I was looking for and it has worked without a glitch, and easier & better than I had expected.

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  • Patrick from KCA

    Specialty: Consulting

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2017

    Overall good product

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    No

    Pros

    t's pretty basic, which is what I need. It has more features than I need, but I might need them in the future.

    Cons

    Some Clunky things about it--could be a bit more intuitive and the automatic field fill-ins could be better.

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  • Mark from Dearinger

    Specialty: Architecture

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2017

    Horrible!!!

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    Value for Money

    The support fixed the same problem over and over for months but the fix never stuck I sent almost 40 + e mails in just 6 weeks with some many issues. Bottom line it never worked and the company will never address it. If you call them everybody's says they can't do anything.

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