Are you self-employed, a freelancer or an independent contractor? Organize your finances with QuickBooks Self-Employed and let us help you find your tax deductions! Put more money in your pocket with this convenient mile tracker, expense tracker, invoice generator and tax deductions estimator.

QuickBooks Self-Employed users have found billions in potential tax deductions by using this automatic mileage tracker, attaching receipts to business expenses, creating invoices and categorizing business expenses while separating from your personal finances and get all the tax refunds a self-employed business owner is entitled to!

Track Mileage Automatically!
• Mileage tracking automatically works using your phone’s GPS, without draining your phone’s battery.
• Mileage data is saved and categorized to maximize mileage tax deductions.

Photograph your Receipt
• Receipt scanner enters transaction information easily stores receipts.
• Business expenses are automatically matched and categorized – saving you time and maximizing your tax refunds so that you are ready for IRS tax time.

Expense Tracker to Organize Business Expenses
• Self -employed, freelancer or small business owner – manage finances easily and keep up to date so you do not miss out on any tax deductions.
• Import business expenses directly from your bank account.

Get Paid Faster
• Create invoices and send invoices easily on the go.
• Enable payments and bank transfer services to get paid faster.
• Invoice generator – get notified when invoices are sent, paid, and money is deposited!

Stay Prepared For Tax Time
• We do the math so you can avoid year-end surprises
• Easily organize income and expenses for instant tax filing
• Directly export Schedule C income and expenses.
• Instantly export your financial data to TurboTax Self-Employed by upgrading to the Tax bundle*.

*Users will receive one state and one federal tax return filing.

Purchased TurboTax Self-Employed? Activate QuickBooks Self-Employed today at no extra cost.

Already have QuickBooks Self-Employed on the web? The mobile app is FREE with your subscription, and data syncs automatically across devices. Just download, sign in, and go!

Price, availability and features may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card in your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew monthly unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period for the same amount that was originally purchased. You may manage your subscriptions and auto-renewal may be turned off in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited after purchasing a subscription. QuickBooks Self-Employed is from Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint.

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*Based on QuickBooks Self-Employed users who have identified less than $100k in deductions
*Based on TY15 subscribers that have identified >$0 in business expenses and of those users that have >$0 in tax savings
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. QuickBooks Self-Employed’s mileage tracking feature has been designed and optimized to limit GPS usage.

*Getting paid 2X faster based on U.S. customers using QuickBooks Online invoice tracking & payment features from August 2016 to July 2017

What’s New

Version 5.0.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements to help you make the most of QuickBooks Self-Employed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30.9K Ratings

30.9K Ratings

patrick95867 ,

Mileage tracking increasingly unreliable, customer service is terrible

I have been coming home to find that my mileage was not tracked even though I didn’t quit the app and was driving for hours. This is not acceptable when I am paying monthly for the app and I’ll be cancelling and moving to another service soon if this is not resolved. Even when there is a record, frequently only a fraction of my driving is recorded.

I should never have to manually track and input miles. That’s the primary reason why I pay for this service.

I could contact support about it but Intuit’s support system is super bloated and unfriendly. Last year at tax time I had to spend numerous hours on the phone across multiple days to convince intuit that i had been paying monthly for this quickbooks self employed + turbo tax service all year. Apparently the quickbooks support team and the turbo tax support team have no cross communication even though they’re in the same company and they just kept volleying me back and forth between each other saying it was the other team’s fault that I was having problems. When it couldn’t be resolved they tried to coerce me into paying the annual cost for the bundle all over again even though I had already paid for it to “save us the time of working through the problem”. After insisting a few times that I wouldn’t pay for it again they finally recognized that I had been paying for it and granted me access to my account. The whole experience was pretty garbage.

Developer Response ,

Hi Patrick. The last thing I want is to see you leave because of this mileage tracking issue. Manual tracking should only be a temporary solution or an alternative for those who don't want to use the auto-tracker. I'd like an opportunity to redeem your past interactions with us and get your auto-tracker working as it was before. If you haven't done so already, it'd be best to work through these steps first (, which have fixed similar mileage tracking issues in the past. If you get similar results afterwards, please send me an email ( with more info on your trips that didn't track properly (their date, time, start/end points, etc.). That way, I can check your account's logs and identify what's preventing the app from recording your mileage. All the best. -Kristian, The QuickBooks Team

unhappy qb se user ,

Great until software update

This software is useless without the capacity to upload tracked expenses/receipts to an invoice. Who out here doesn't have billable expenses with receipts? None! We all need to track and show our costs to our customers. This, in a previous software revision was available, but was removed recently and seriously hinders my ability to bill my customers effectively and with complete transparency. To have to jimmy rig my invoices to show my costs incurred is not only ineffective but unprofessional!
Also, now it appears to incorrectly address the uploaded receipts on date, name of company, and amount. And it does it randomly. This now is taking up all my time, rather than making more efficient use of my time. I have contacted support multiple times and they have said they are working to improve this function but have no timeline to fix this. They offered me one months credit but never applied the credit. Can’t call someone because they don’t give a number and I have asked for a call and they said they can’t call me.
I have called other numbers not related to self employed and they directed me to the email process. I have submitted comments to the software engineers and have not received a productive answer other than we are working on it.... if you had it working in the past, how hard is it to fix it and put it back in if it was never a problem?!?

No one has ever explained what was the issue.

robbaa22 ,

Great app

All you need for a small operation. I love how the auto tracking feature tracks all trips. For me it works because 75% + of all driving is for business. And on days I did no work it is easy to mindlessly swipe them to personal mileage. I will definitely get my money back in just the mileage deductions from the app. Totally worth the expense. I also paid quarterly taxes on the app which is nice. I love that they estimate quarterly taxes and the number varies depending on your income that month and quarter. I just put the estimated amount in savings and adjust it as needed till the end of the quarter. Also, if you have commissions coming from multiple sources it is so easy to auto file those transactions. The only thing that could improve is the consistency of refreshing data from bank accounts and mileage. Sometimes I have to fiddle with it to give me updates. That’s expected though if you have ever used quicken or similar finance software. Not a big deal at all. I have no experience with invoices because I don’t bill people. It’s been 4 months and I can already tell I am saving money with this app. Get the app if you are self employed and do all accounting and taxes yourself. You won’t regret it.


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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