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Xero vs QuickBooks | Xero or QuickBooks

One smart software, one simple pricing plan

Manage your business in one place and discover the easier way to stay on top of your taxes. Choose from our simple plans with transparent pricing and no hidden costs - unlimited invoicing, free UK phone support and expense tracking are all included.

  • Making Tax Digital ready

Get ready for the HMRC Self-Assessment deadline

QuickBooks’ Customer Success team has just won another award!* Contact us for live chat, screen-sharing and phone support – all free of charge.

*Gold winners: Customers are at the Heart of Everything – Financial Service and Customer Centric Culture – Financial Services.

Tackle your taxes in one place

QuickBooks lets you submit error-checked VAT returns directly to HMRC and helps you prepare your Self Assessment with handy Income Tax estimates. Construction tax is covered too.

FeaturesQuickBooks Simple Start planXero
Feature
Income Tax estimates
Simple Start plan
Xero
Not available
Feature
Unlimited invoices
Simple Start plan
Xero
Standard (from £24/month)
Feature
Unlimited bills
Simple Start plan
Xero
Standard (from £24/month)
Feature
Track expenses
Simple Start plan
Xero
Extra £2.50/month/user
Feature
Unlimited bank reconcilliations
Simple Start plan
Xero
Extra £3/month for most banks
Feature
VAT error checker
Simple Start plan
Xero
Not available
Feature
Free telephone support
Simple Start plan
Xero
Not available
Feature
Multi-currency handling
Simple Start plan
Essential plan (from £18/month)
Xero
Premium (from £30/month)

Innovative VAT software included as standard

VAT error checker is a unique product innovation that checks your VAT for common mistakes. Save time, eliminate errors and submit your VAT with confidence.

"VAT error checker is a great way of summarising everything that goes into the return without having to review everything for the quarter."

Tom Ridgway - Wyvern 3D Ltd
Innovative VAT software included as standard

QuickBooks is constantly innovating

Our VAT error checker scans for common mistakes, giving you that extra peace of mind.

"Fast and easy to use - the new VAT scan feature is brilliant for picking up duplicate transactions"

SMB, Beta user
QuickBooks is constantly innovating

Free award-winning QuickBooks customer support

We're here to help 7 days a week, free of charge. Alongside our award-winning UK-based telephone support team we offer instant chat, screen sharing and online help features for speedy trouble shooting.

"Works a treat across all my devices, keeps my accounts up to date and all invoices issued in a timely manner."

App Store review
Free award-winning QuickBooks customer support

More reasons to switch from Xero to QuickBooks

Connect to over 1000 apps

Connect to over 1000 apps

GoCardless, PayPal, Shopify and more - connect to the apps you already use and add new services as you grow.

Accounts on the go

Accounts on the go

Work from anywhere with our mobile app, rated 4.7/5 on iOS and 4.3/5 on Android.

Migrate your data easily

Migrate your data easily

Our experts are here to help with the switch to QuickBooks - every step of the way. Find out how to switch here.

Import your data

Import your data

Our Bridging Software imports directly from spreadsheets (e.g. Excel), to get you up and running quickly.

If you select the Free Trial option the first months subscription to QuickBooks, starting from the date of enrolment, is free. To continue using QuickBooks after your one month trial, you'll be asked to present a valid credit card for authorisation, and you'll be charged the then current fee for the service(s) you've selected. All prices shown exclude VAT. Offer(s) are valid for new QuickBooks customers only. Offer cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

QuickBooks Making Tax Digital for VAT software is available to all QuickBooks Simple Start, Essential and Plus subscribers. Use of QuickBooks MTD for VAT software and bridging software must be aligned with HMRC's eligibility requirements and includes additional set up between the small business and HMRC.

QuickBooks MTD software currently supports Standard, Cash and Flat Rate schemes. QuickBooks Bridging Software supports Standard and Cash schemes. Businesses whose home currency is not GBP are currently not supported.

Receive a 75% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Simple Start or 75% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Essentials or 75% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Plus for the first 4 months of service, starting from date of enrolment, followed by the then current monthly price. Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis until you cancel. You must select the Buy Now option and will not receive a one month trial. Offer valid for new QuickBooks Online customers only. No limit on the number of subscriptions ordered. You can cancel at any time by calling 0808 168 9533. Discount cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice. All prices shown exclude VAT.

Receive a 75% discount off the current monthly subscription price for the first 4 months of service starting from the date you subscribe for the service. In order to obtain the discount you need to select the Buy Now option and will not receive the free one month trial offer. After the first 4 months, your account will be charged on a monthly basis at the then current price until you cancel. The above discount offer is available only to new QuickBooks Self-Employed customers and cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers.

75% discount valid until the 29 October 2021.

QuickBooks Advanced Payroll allows you to automatically submit information to the following pension providers: NEST, The Peoples Pension, Smart Pensions, Aviva and NOW:Pensions

Mileage tracking is available on QuickBooks Self-Employed and QuickBooks Online on iOS and Android only.

These terms apply to QuickBooks UK customers only. Bulk-pricing discount offer is valid only if you are signing up for more than one QuickBooks Online subscription with each order. View terms and conditions for multiple accounts pricing. To inquire further about the bulk-pricing discount offer, please call 0808 168 4246.

*QuickBooks UK have temporarily changed our support hours due to the mandated travel and office restrictions. Please see temporary customer support opening times:

  • QuickBooks Online Phone – Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm.
  • QuickBooks Online Live Messaging – Monday to Friday 8am to 12am, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.
  • QuickBooks Self Employed Live Messaging – Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.

'Save around 8 hours a month' based on respondents new to QuickBooks; Intuit survey June 2016.

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