QuickBooks Self-Employed Software

4.03 / 5 (30)

About QuickBooks Self-Employed


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.



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Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

30 Reviews of QuickBooks Self-Employed

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.03 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

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5 stars

(14)

4 stars

(10)

3 stars

(2)

2 stars

(1)

1 stars

(3)

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February 2019

Rebecca from Talbert Transport & Distribution

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Great product for those who know what they are doing.

It took me time, but I was able to use the program. I had to start over fresh 2 times before I could get my info in correctly to start working

Pros

The product allows you to be completely self sufficient, cut down costs and customize based upon your business. You can use preloaded categories or create your own.

Cons

If you are not familiar with using this type of software you may run into issues. There is help, but you can get very confused. Research is best before using the program for actually use.

February 2019

Nasser from 8 Gates Tech

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Great app with a few glitches

This is a great tool for people starting their small business. A few more features would make it the perfect choice.

Pros

-Links to bank accounts and credit cards and categorizes transactions automatically.
-Milage tracking is a great feature.
-Send invoices to clients.

Cons

- When the milage tracking is turned on, it kills my phones battery and drains it in less than 10 hours. I turned it off and the result is shocking.
- Invoice processing takes up to 3-4 day, and then I have to wait for the bank processing for another 2 days.

May 2018

Andrew from North River Marketing

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

QuickBooks for the Win!

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.

December 2018

Freddie from cemetery/funeral

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Great software for self employed

Pros

installed app in the iPhone, and link to the bank and credit card accounts, it automatically track your travel distance for business or personal, and expense for tax purpose.

Cons

need to spend time to identify the travel and expense either for business or personal usage manually, hopefully these's a way to do it automatically.

January 2019

Tina Marie from tmgCareerServices

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

QuickBooks Self-Employed is a star!

I love they have so many options and ways of showing users to add transactions.

Pros

Extremely easy to use. As all of intuit's products, Self-Employed guides you through the uses. Self-Employed is so accurate and easy to use.

Cons

I don't have a con about this one. It's saved me so much on my taxes. I'm blown away on how intuitiveness.

February 2019

Takyla from Keffer Reams Team Realty

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Good Value

If you simply want to be able to keep up with the your expenses and mileage this is a good place to have it all together at an affordable price

Pros

Very easy and convenient for categorizing business versus personal and attaching receipts. I liked that you could put rules in that would help with time management.

Cons

Had tracking issues on several occasions where it was stop tracking. And it tracked rather short trips that weren't really trips.

November 2018

John from 2600Hz

Company Size: 1 employee

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Quick books self employed saves me so much time.

Pros

I love the simple workflow for most things invoices, quotes, expenses, time, etc. I hate accounting, and book keeping so to be able to add these rapid fire with little effort makes me very happy. It also is very handy come tax time b/c I can easily grab all the information and hand it off to turbo tax or an accountant for them to deal with. I also really like the dashboard so I can quickly view the status of my freelance accounts.

Cons

Somethings feel almost buried. I wish there was some customization for more commonly used tasks. I'm more inclined to generate a bunch of quotes versus invoices so I wish I had a way to remove some drill down for more commonly used tasks.

January 2018

Jennifer from Healing Tree Counseling LLC

Company Size: 1 employee

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Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

Excellent program

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.

January 2018

Mark from Mark Burlinson Leadership Coaching

Company Size: 1 employee

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

Automates several key processes for the self-employed

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!

May 2018

Pierre from RE/MAX Ocean Properties

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2018

Easy to use and very intuitive

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.

May 2018

Jeffery from Aroci

Company Size: 1 employee

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

2.0

May 2018

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

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

October 2018

Rimi from Freelance Architectural Desiner

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

One stop accounting to help separate out my freelance income

Excellent price for such a adaptive and flexible accounting solution, especially for my somewhat unusual circumstances of needing to separate out and manage freelance income.

Pros

Affordable solution for helping to keep my own part time freelance work and projects income independent from our main core projects.

Cons

Some amount of time is needed to get used to the interface and method of record keeping. Aside from that, its fairly easy to work with, especially with the added TurboTax option, as we've used that software before for our tax filing.

March 2019

Tyler from Ricky Heath Plumbing

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money