Choosing QuickBooks depends on the tax forms you'll be filing and the features you need while managing your finances or business. QuickBooks Self- Employed (QBSE) is a special version designed for freelancers, independent contractors, and service-based entrepreneurs. QuickBooks Online (QBO) on the other hand is for business owners (C-corp, S-corp, partnership, or multiperson LLC), not a sole proprietor.
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As additional notes, you may consider QB Desktop and deploy a private cloud should you need to access your data file by internet connection. But should you prefer using QB Online, make sure to click the Buy button to get the discounted price for up to 6 months. If you purchase from the trial account, you have to pay the regular price.