QuickBooks Self-Employed 4+

Mileage and Expense Tracker

Intuit Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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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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Terms of Service: https://selfemployed.intuit.com/terms

*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 6.4.72

We squashed some bugs and made a few improvements behind the scenes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
80.2K Ratings

80.2K Ratings

Wickedlily18 ,

Used to be a great App

I am a business owner that has been using Quickbooks for over 3 years. Through these last three years I have tried Payroll, Mileage tracking, expense tracking. Pretty much every aspect other than time keeping. This last year the company has really gone down hill. The customer service is not trained properly, they know enough to transfer yoh to an expert which is usually someone in a department that can’t be reached directly because these experts are mostly outsourced to third party companies, when customer service does get involved they make mistakes and don’t follow through with corrections.
I waited 4 months for a payroll correction error to be handled by the supposed “experts” during this time I fell behind with my taxes because the IRS thought I owed several thousands more than I actually did. All this just to find out that they closed my case without notice or resolution and never told me.
When I called to get help again they just sent me to talk to the Bookkeeping Team which is a paid service. They offered to fix the mistake if I paid $1500. Basically in the end the payroll error was never fixed, I stopped using QuickBooks for payroll and have a massive tax issue in my hands that is still unresolved.
I recommend Quickbooks for very basic tracking and bookkeeping items and only if you are a small business otherwise you should look for a company that doesn’t outsource their services, including and most importantly Tax and Payroll corrections.

Developer Response ,

We hear you loud and clear! Please know that this isn't the impression we wish to leave you with. It's important to ensure the Payroll issue gets resolved for you. We encourage you to get in touch with out Payroll Support Team. In case you need help with getting in touch, the following article lists all the ways: https://tinyurl.com/2nrvtceu. We're truly hoping to hear from you soon. -Myshka, The QuickBooks Team

BadBrain13 ,

Disappointed, lacking key features

Quick Books self employed looks promising but is lacking critical features such as the ability to set recurring transactions, duplicate transactions, time tracking, and most importantly the ability to change an invoice’s status without having to email to a client through the QuickBooks system. I’ve been using FreshBooks which has all of these features (and a cleaner, prettier UI), but wanted to give QuickBooks Self Employed a try since it has the added functionality to estimate quarterly taxes and the ability to export tax info over to TurboTax. I could make everything else work, but forcing users to email an invoice using their interface is very limiting since I need to use PDFs for a specific clients. Not having this basic feature is probably a deal breaker for me - Especially since support’s response is that they don’t currently have plans to implement this feature and there are older support threads with multiple requests to add such a basic feature: to be able to change invoice status when using PDFs. As is, If you do not want to email an invoice through Quickbooks Self Employed, you will not be able to get the invoice out of draft mode and, more importantly, you’ll be unable to mark it as paid and have the payment reflected within the system. Such a shame since I really do like the quarterly tax estimates, integrated tax payments/tracking, and the ability to export everything to TurboTax at years end.

Developer Response ,

Hi Brian. Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to write this thorough review. We'd like an opportunity to address each of the concerns you mentioned and provide some solutions that may prove helpful going forward. Currently, an email address is required in order to mark an invoices as "Sent" or "Paid". However, some users have found it helpful to send some invoices from QuickBooks to their own email address. This way, you can properly mark the form, and you'll then have the option of forwarding the email to your client or re-sending it via the app later on. When it comes to learning the ins and outs of QB Self-Employed, our Community site has several help articles that can come in handy (https://community.intuit.com/quickbooks-self-employed). This guide would be a great one to start with, since it explains how we calculated estimated taxes (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1763753). One thing to note is that the app's invoices don't count towards your income or taxes. However, any transactions or mileage that you've marked as "Business" will factor into this total. Lastly, it's currently possible to duplicate any invoices that you recorded previously. That's done by opening a saved invoice, tapping the "More" button towards the bottom, and selecting "Duplicate". If you have questions about any of this information or need assistance with any other areas of the app, feel free to contact our team via email (QBCares@Intuit.com). We'll also be sure to forward your feedback regarding the notifications to the proper team. Wishing you and your company all the best! -Kristian, The QuickBooks Team

Small Construction LLC Dude ,


It would be so nice if there was a smooth transition or an option to add payroll on this app. I don’t need an enterprise accounting solution and don’t feel like I have the ability to transition to chart of accounts accounting because my business is so small, 2 employees other than myself. I think for businesses that are in transition into becoming larger and beginning to hire employees, seasonally or temporarily, it makes sense that I could use a simple program like self employees but also be able to keep track of my payroll within this app or at least be able to classify it as something other than others business expenses’. I may not always have employees and the need for a cumbersome enterprise accounting solution- so something in between this and enterprise would be nice. Something that incorporated payroll accounting and self employed features and simplicity. It’s a great app and great software at a reasonable price but even if it didn’t do payroll per say but could help keep track and account for those amounts sent out between paychecks and withholding it would make tax time easier and give me a better sense of revenues, expenses and better reporting and insight on how to charge the correct price based upon new overhead with employees and without employees. There should be an in between program that doesn’t force you to go to chart of accounts- because that is more accounting than a little business needs or an in between business needs.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Thank you for the great feedback! We can see the benefit of being able to track your payroll with your QBSE account. There are two options that we think will fit your needs. The first option is to sign up for QuickBooks Payroll (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/payroll/pricing/) and use the mobile app (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/payroll/mobile/) for when you need access on the go. The second option is to login on the website (https://selfemployed.intuit.com) and turn on Tagging within the Labs. This will allow you to add tags to transactions so you know exactly what they were for. Keep in mind this can only be done through the website. To turn this feature on, you'll need to go to the Gear Icon > Labs > Turn on Tagging. We hope this information helps. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Community Team (http://community.intuit.com/). -Jen, The QuickBooks Team

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