QuickBooks Self-Employed is an accounting software designed for independent contractors and freelancers. Its features include invoicing, tax calculations, expense and time tracking, and accounts reconciliation. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to get started with QuickBooks Self-Employed? View the demo.
What QuickBooks Self-Employed Does Well
Users who gave QuickBooks Self-Employed a positive review like that it is bundled with TurboTax, so they do not have to worry about bookkeeping tasks. Others also appreciate that it has an Android app.
“QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) makes it easy for me to keep track of all my business’ finances, from the website application to the Android app. It’s a simple enough operation to categorize income and expenses, which are then automatically imported into the TurboTax app at the end of the tax year. For a freelancer, QBSE frees me from bookkeeping, so I can focus on creation.”
— Benjamin E. Jerew
What QuickBooks Self-Employed Does Not Do Well
Users who gave QuickBooks Self-Employed a negative review said that it does not include a payroll functionality. Others mentioned that its accounting features are basic and limited.
“It may be a bit too simple for the self-employed who are looking for something robust. QBOSE does all the basics right but it doesn’t go deep. The reporting is also basic.”
— Jeff Henkel
QuickBooks Self-Employed Pricing
QuickBooks Self-Employed has two pricing options: one that’s just QuickBooks Self-Employed and another that’s bundled with QuickBooks TurboTax. On its own, the software costs $10 per month. If bundled with Turbotax, it costs $17 per month. The main difference between the plans is access to exporting Schedule C* deductions into their TurboTax Self-Employed feature.
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*Schedule C is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form that is filed with Form 1040 to determine a business’ net income or loss. Most self-employed taxpayers are required to complete this document.
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QuickBooks Self-Employed Features
Check out the list below of some of QuickBooks Self-Employed’s features:
- Automatic Mileage Tracking
- Expense Importing and Tracking
- Organize Receipts
- Quarterly Tax Calculation
- Transfer Schedule C Income and Expenses
- And More
QuickBooks Self-Employed FAQ
How does QuickBooks Self-Employed help me manage my taxes?
Can I add my bookkeeper, accountant, and tax advisor to my QuickBooks Self-Employed account?
Here is a list of some of QuickBooks Self-Employed’s popular integrations: