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.

 

QuickBooks Self-Employed - Reports
 
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed - Reports
    Reports
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed - Annual taxes
    Annual taxes
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed - Mileage
    Mileage
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed - Quarterly taxes
    Quarterly taxes
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed - Connect bank accounts
    Connect bank accounts
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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John from 2600Hz
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2018

November 2018

Quick books self employed saves me so much time.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
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.

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Rimi from Freelance Architectural Desiner
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

One stop accounting to help separate out my freelance income

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Value for Money

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.

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Henry from California College San Diego
Specialty: Media
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

This product makes it easy for you to track your mileage, organize your expenses, create invoices and help you with taxes. The mobile app really simplifies your day to day activities.

Cons

The software does not support state taxes and the invoices are also very limited compared to other quickbooks software.

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Sean from Rocky Point Maintenance
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2018

September 2018

Any small business owner should use this product!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

I love the integration options and being able to track miles and invoices from my phone. I run my contractor business on the side after I finish my day jobe each day, and this software makes it so easy!! Fantastic software for any independent contractor!

Cons

Absolutely none that I can think of, if you are a sole proprietor or even a small LLC, this product is for you!

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Renea from solid solutions today
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Would Not Work With Bank

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Nice additive to have for self employee businesses

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

QuickBooks for the Win!

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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 Employees number: 1 employee

May 2018

May 2018

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

Ease-of-use

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N/A

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 Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Easy to use and very intuitive

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Value for Money

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 Employees number: 1 employee

April 2018

April 2018

Quickbooks Online Self-Employed

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Very efficient

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Makes my business run smoothly

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Do not buy this

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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 Employees number: 1 employee

January 2018

January 2018

Excellent program

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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 Employees number: 1 employee

January 2018

January 2018

Automates several key processes for the self-employed

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
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 Employees number: 1 employee

January 2018

January 2018

Great for the small business owner

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
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 Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

No ready for prime time ...

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Finally decided to try Quickbooks Self-Emplyed for 2017

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Overall good product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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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