QuickBooks Online Essentials gives you the ability to track bill status, record payments, and create recurring payments, all from the app. You can also pay multiple vendors and bills at the same time as well as create checks from anywhere to be printed when you’re ready.
Get all the tools you need to manage your business
Manage billsGo beyond bill pay and track bill status, create recurring payments, and pay multiple vendors at once.
Detailed reportsShow detailed sales, accounts receivable, and accounts payable reports to make better decisions.
Track income and expensesAutomatically sort transactions from your connected accounts into tax categories for easy organization.
Capture and organize receiptsUse your smartphone to snap photos of receipts and we’ll categorize and match them to expenses.
Maximize tax deductionsAutomatically sort business expenses into the right tax categories to keep more of what you earn.
Invoice and accept paymentsGet paid fast with credit card and bank transfers right in the invoice. Customize invoices with your brand.
Track milesNEWUse your smartphone’s GPS to reliably track the miles you drive, making it easy to sort business trips.
Send estimatesCreate custom and professional estimates that build confidence, and easily convert them to an invoice.
Track sales and sales taxAccept credit cards and payments anywhere and we’ll automatically calculate sales tax for you.
Manage 1099 contractorsStay compliant on all your 1099s, and at tax time, prepare and file 1099s right from QuickBooks.1
Track timeEnter hours yourself or give employees access to enter their own time. Integrates with QuickBooks Time .2
Includes 3 usersProtect sensitive data with user-level access to specific features and share reports with up to 3 log-ins.
Frequently asked questions
What is QuickBooks Online Essentials?
QuickBooks Online Essentials gives businesses with up to three users the ability to track income and expenses, manage accounts receivable, and stay on top of accounts payable (money owed to suppliers). It also gives you the ability to run accounts payable aging reports so you keep up on bill due dates. You can also connect with your accountant, making it easier at tax time.
What is the difference between QuickBooks Online Essentials and Plus?
The first difference to note between QuickBooks Online Essentials and QuickBooks Online Plus is number of users. Essentials allows up to 3 users while Plus allows up to 5. The second difference to consider is the features available with each. Plus includes all features in Essentials but adds the ability to track inventory (very powerful for those who sell products) and track project profitability. For more information, visit our Plans & Pricing page to see a comparison.
Can I get QuickBooks for free?
QuickBooks Online frequently offers discounts for new users. After any initial trial period, you will be charged the standard rates for your product. To see current offers, visit Plans & Pricing page.
Is QuickBooks easy to learn?
At QuickBooks, we recognize you’re not an accountant. That’s why we keep our programs as user friendly as possible. We also help you along the way. If you’d like additional help, there are tutorials available on a wide range of accounting terms, skills and how-tos in our QuickBooks Tutorials section. You can also visit our Learn and Support page to search by topic.
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Offer terms*Discount available for the monthly price of QuickBooks Online (“QBO”) for the first 3 months of service, starting from the date of enrollment, followed by the then-current monthly price. Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis until you cancel. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly. Sales tax may be applied where applicable. To be eligible for this offer you must be a new QBO customer and sign up for the monthly plan using the “Buy Now” option. This offer can not be combined with any other QuickBooks offers. Offer available for a limited time only. To cancel your subscription at any time go to Account & Settings in QBO and select “Cancel.” Your cancellation will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period. You will not receive a prorated refund; your access and subscription benefits will continue for the remainder of the billing period. Offer cannot be combined with any other Intuit offer.Features1. Additional form fees may apply.2. Additional terms and fees may apply.