Thursday, June 15, 2017

Quick Books Self Employed + Turbo Tax

I'm grateful to have been turned on to Quickbooks Self-Employed software by Harry the Rideshare Guy, and I'll explain why in this post.
Even if your only form of self-employment is picking up extra money running food for Uber Eats, Door Dash, Postmates, or another independent courier service, you will still want Quickbooks Self-Employed in your arsenal to ensure that you don't end up overpaying the IRS.
Tracking expenses can quickly become a pain. If you are a driver, you will want to be sure to get the Quickbooks Self-Employed app for your phone as well. It will track your trips to help you make sure you get reimbursed for business miles. If you link your bank account, debit card, and/or credit card, it will also help you track your expenses and separate business and personal expenses. No more need for the horrible box of receipts piling up over the year. You will, of course, still have some paper receipts, but these can easily be scanned and uploaded into your smartphone.
If you are mostly or entirely self-employed, as I am at this point, you will want to be sure to select the option to bundle Quickbooks with Turbo Tax. It will help you calculate your quarterly estimated taxes and save you from any unwanted surprises when April 15 (or thereabouts) rolls around.
I have a tendency to be fairly disorganized. Quickbooks Self-Employed is so easy to use that even someone like me, whose "organizational skills" are chaotic at best, can organize their finances. It helps me work smarter rather than harder, and that is a must.


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