Building Your Business Business Taxes 10 Apps to Help With Home Business Taxes By Leslie Truex Leslie Truex Leslie Truex has over 20 years of experience as a writer and a home entrepreneur. She is the author of multiple books on running a home business. learn about our editorial policies Updated on December 12, 2022 Fact checked by J.R. Duren In This Article View All In This Article Expensify Everlance Mint Shoeboxed FreshBooks inDinero (contact for pricing and app info) Quickbooks Online Wave IRS2Go TurboTax Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Photo: Joos Mind / Getty Imagers Tax time is never fun, but for home business owners, it can seem particularly daunting. Business receipts, travel logs, non-paid invoices, returns, and all the other items that need to be tracked can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the digital age has provided tools to make tax time easier. Even better, many of these tools can now travel with you on your phone. Here are 10 apps to help you track expenses, manage your books, and prepare your taxes. Key Takeaways Popular expense-tracking apps include Expensify, Everlance, Mint, and Shoeboxed.FreshBooks, inDinero, QuickBooks Online, and Wave are four of the top accounting apps for home businesses.TurboTax and IRS2Go are helpful apps to have around tax filing time. Apps for Tracking Expenses The first challenge in taxes is wrangling all the receipts and expenses. These apps help you track this data for easy sorting and report creation at tax time. Several options allow you to scan receipts for easy data input. Don’t forget to track any expense you have related to these apps, as those are tax-deductible business expenses. Expensify Available for both iOS and Android—free and paid versionsTrack and report expenses, including travelUse SmartScan to input your receipt informationCreate expense reportsReimburse cash expenses Everlance Available in iOS and Android—free and paid versionDesigned with the IRS in mindEmail reports in PDF or CSVCustomize categoriesEasy to categorize trips for business and personalFree admin accounts Mint Available for both iOS and Android—freeTrack and manage expensesManage billsCustomize reportsCreate budgets Note Mint is one of the few popular budgeting apps that's free. Shoeboxed Available for both iOS and Android—$18-$54 a month, depending on your business needs.Scanning with OCR and human data verificationSend receipts and business cards in prepaid envelopes for entryArchive receipts from GmailIRS-accepted receipt imagesSend expense reportsWorks with other business tools such as Quickbooks, Wave, Evernote, and other apps Apps to Manage Your Accounting Along with tracking expenses, home business owners need to manage income, returns, invoices, and all the other financial tasks related to financial management. These apps can assist you in your overall accounting needs. FreshBooks Available for both iOS and Android—free trial, then $6.00 to $22 per month depending on client sizeInvoice clientsTrack expenses, bills, vendors and mileageAdd team members (additional cost)Accept paymentsScheduled late feesPayment reminders Note FreshBooks offers an option to create a custom pricing plan with unlimited billable clients and specialized features. inDinero (contact for pricing and app info) Two pricing plans are billed annually, starting at $300 and $900Invoicing and online bill paymentEmployee reimbursementTax portalCustomized reportingMonth-to-date snapshotCredit card processing integration with StripeAccounting and tax help Quickbooks Online Available for both iOS and Android—offers a 30-day free trial, and then pricing is based on the plan and ranges from $15 to $100 a monthSend invoicesAccept credit/debit card paymentsRecord bills, purchases, and expensesManage payroll (additional fee)Run reportsIntegrate with many other online tools, including PayPal, Square, Shopify, and Gusto Wave Available for both iOS and Android—free for invoicing, accounting, and banking; paid versions for payroll (starting at $20) and advisors (starting at $149)Free invoicing, accounting, receipt scanningInvoice estimatesTrack invoices and paymentsAccept payment (fee)Track income and expensesPayroll tax calculationsPay employees or contractorsDirect deposit and online pay stubs Apps to File or Assist With Taxes For filing your taxes as a business, your best option is a platform that can integrate with your apps. Many of the accounting options above can work with tax software. Check with your app to find the ones it integrates with. IRS2Go Available for both iOS and Android—free serviceCheck the refund status of your returnMake checking account, credit card, or debit card payments to IRSFind tax prep assistance TurboTax Available for both iOS and Android—small business options start at $119 for federal filing (additional for state)Self-employed optionLive expert helpTake a photo of W-2 to import data into tax formsSmooth filing process that includes on-page explanations of what questions mean, as well as access to extensive support pages The best way to make tax time easier is to start filing, tracking, and organizing your business-related financials into a digital tool that will provide reports, store receipts, and integrate with your tax software. Don’t wait. The sooner you start organizing, the easier your business money management and tax preparation will be. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Is there an app to help with business taxes? Yes. There are a wide variety of apps to help with business taxes: apps for accounting and invoicing and apps through which you file your taxes. How can I claim my home business on my taxes? In most cases, you'll claim your home business on your taxes via Schedule C. The paperwork will ask you questions about income, expenses, and deductions related to your home business. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources The Balance uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Expensify. "Pricing." Everlance. "Pricing." Mint. "What Is Mint, and How Does It Work?" Shoeboxed. "Pricing." Shoeboxed. "Features." FreshBooks. "Pricing." inDinero. "Tax Services for Business." inDinero. 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