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UK online accounting for freelancers & small businesses

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#9 in Accounting

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#7 in Accounts Payable

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#9 in Billing & Invoicing

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FreeAgent Pricing

Starting from: £19.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

UK £19/month +VAT for sole traders £24/month +VAT for partnerships / LLP £29/month +VAT for limited companies US $24/month for US Businesses Other countries $20/month Pay as you go every month or pay annually and get 12 months for the price of 10. All plans include unlimited users, contacts, invoices, banking etc. First 30 days are free and no credit card is required.

Key Features of FreeAgent

  • Send estimates and proposals
  • Beautiful Invoice templates
  • Automatic Bank feeds
  • Simple payroll
  • Expense tracking & management
  • Fill & file your self assessment straight to HMRC
  • Tax timeline so you never miss a deadline
  • Corporation tax forecasting
  • Time Tracking
  • Submit VAT return in one click
  • Project management
  • Give your accountant access
  • Multi-currency invoicing
  • Payment links on invoices
  • Overview dashboard
  • Profit and Loss statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Referral Scheme
  • Recurring invoices

FreeAgent Overview

Say hello to your business’s new best friend. FreeAgent online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to VAT, payroll and self assessment tax return filing. Any changes you make automatically update your accounts, giving you complete visibility of your income and expenses and showing your real-time profit position.

It is easy to get things done quickly with FreeAgent on your smartphone, tablet or laptop - add expenses after your lunch meeting, send invoices on the train, check your profits in the park. Spend less time sitting down to do the admin and more time focusing on your business.

You can easily collaborate with your accountant or business adviser in your FreeAgent account whilst working remotely. There are also an unlimited number of users permitted for each account - you choose who to give access to, and what permissions they have.

All of the data in your FreeAgent account is backed up several times an hour to our secure server so your data is safe and sound. We use 256-bit SSL technology to encrypt your data, the same encryption as banks.

There is a team of dedicated Support Accountants available to answer any queries about your FreeAgent account. The team also host regular individual Getting Started sessions to make sure you’re all set up correctly, as well as a series of webinars taking you through all of the features of FreeAgent.

“@freeagent Can't imagine trying to manage things without it. It's so good it actually makes accounting fun...” @pixsaul

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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Small Business
Devices Supported
iPhone-iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Benefits

Getting started is easy
• FreeAgent is cloud-based so there is no software to download/install
• You can have unlimited users and unlimited transactions on your account
• Support Accountants are available to answer any queries on using FreeAgent, along with hosting Getting Started sessions and webinars

Main Features
*Create beautiful, customisable invoice with payment links so your customers can pay you online

* Chase up late-paying clients with automated invoice reminders and send thank you emails once an invoice has been paid

*Simply snap a pic of an expense receipt with your phone and upload it into your account

* Intuitive design makes it quick and easy to keep on top of day-to-day bookkeeping


UK version
* Fill and file your Self Assessment Tax Return if you're a sole trader or limited company director
* Forecasts Corporation Tax liabilities through the unique FreeAgent Tax Timeline
*Submit your VAT return directly online to HMRC from FreeAgent in a simple click
* Supports the UK’s VAT flat rate scheme, and calculates VAT on either an invoice or cash basis
* Tax dates can be exported to your calendar so you’re always on top of what, and when, you owe the taxman

US Version
* FreeAgent supports Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Limited Liability Company and C-corp and S-corp business types
* Supports 1040 Schedule C worksheet for sole proprietors
* Custom sales tax rate for invoice and estimate items

Universal version
* Supports sales tax reporting
* You can define your sales tax rate and there is also support for compound sales taxes (second sales taxes that are worked out on an amount including a first sales tax)

Integration

FreeAgent is always collaborating with other businesses to add new apps that bring all of your business admin together. For example, PayPal, Dwolla and GoCardless payments can be updated in your accounts automatically.

FreeAgent User Reviews

A Fun to Use Accounting App

Verified Reviewer  19th of January 19:31

Scott Jordan, Owner at Jordan Web
Sounds like an Oxymoron doesn't it, Accounts & Fun. FreeAgent is just that, fun to use, easy to understand and fast. It has everything you need, links to your bank, multi-currency, great invoicing templates I could go on & on, but it's best feature is the top notch world beating support, they understand business, and are quick and willing to help. Highly Recommend.

Response from FreeAgent UK online accounting software


Thanks, that's very kind of you!

Excellent

Verified Reviewer  19th of January 18:44

Kevin Partner, Chief Geek
I've been using FreeAgent for several years and now do the book-keeping for four separate companies using it. Having changed from the abominable Sage, I found FreeAgent a breath of fresh air. Even for my busiest company, I find I only have to do the book-keeping when the VAT is due every quarter and it takes no more than a day. At the end of each financial year, I give my accountant restricted access to they can prepare the accounts. I also find the advice I get from FreeAgent priceless- whether that's what I can claim for "home use" or how to iron out inconsistencies with journal entries. Overall, an excellent product. My only criticism is that the automatic downloading of bank statements takes so long that I've turned it off and manually download/upload them as it's quicker.

Great service

Verified Reviewer  19th of November, 2014 05:18

Tristan Bailey, Freelance Web Developer
When moving to freelancing this was the first product I was recommended and using it has been great. Its nice and clean and I havent had any issues with getting clients to pay with it past the normal hurry alongs. They have been very quick and clear to answer my accounting questions too.

I like Freeagent

18th of March, 2014 09:27

Henry
I've been using freeagent now for just under a year and I'm really impressed by the amount of work that has gone into making this such an intuative accounting package. The customer support is quick and it has a number of excellent features, although I would like to see more - things like the lack of proper multi currency support is an issue for me also...and it has been on the 'to do' list for some time now.

lacks multi-currency support

3rd of April, 2013 12:12

alg000
FreeAgent lacks proper support multiple currency. Around a year ago, they said they were adding it. A year later, it's still not there! If you need this feature, its absence is a real killer. Xero seems to have it.

Response from FreeAgent UK online accounting software


Hi there. FreeAgent has multi-currency, multi-language invoicing and as of early 2014 allows you to record bank accounts in a foreign currency also.

Easy Accounting for my Services Firm

7th of January, 2013 08:13

Anna
FreeAgent has made the management of my creative firm a little less painful. The new mobile site has really saved me a ton of time allowing me to keep up on invoices while on the road.

Perfect tool for freelancers

23rd of April, 2012 10:58

James
I am an IT freelancer in the UK with almost no bookkeeping skills. The application has intuitive interface and is quite easy to use. At the same time it has extensive functionality. I can do my invoicing, providing quotes, estimates, etc... I am using it with Google Apps

FreeAgent saved us so much time

8th of November, 2010 05:25

Colin
Really well thought through product. Designed with small businesses in mind rather than just trained accountants!

Clean and easy to use interface

6th of November, 2010 12:28

Cumulus IT
FreeAgent is an easy to use accounting system with integrated proposal, invoicing, expense and mileage modules, as well as the usual accounting functionality like VAT and bank account reconsolidation (explaining all transactions). We find that it offers good value and saves us time and hassle. Declaration: we offer FreeAgent to our clients but have tried to keep this review as objective as possible for the sake of credibility. We do use FreeAgent ourselves after having reviewed a few online accounting systems.

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FAQs for FreeAgent

Below are some frequently asked questions for FreeAgent .

Q. What are the main features of FreeAgent ?

FreeAgent offers the following features:

  • Send estimates and proposals
  • Beautiful Invoice templates
  • Automatic Bank feeds
  • Simple payroll
  • Expense tracking & management
  • Fill & file your self assessment straight to HMRC
  • Tax timeline so you never miss a deadline
  • Corporation tax forecasting
  • Time Tracking
  • Submit VAT return in one click
  • Project management
  • Give your accountant access
  • Multi-currency invoicing
  • Payment links on invoices
  • Overview dashboard
  • Profit and Loss statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Referral Scheme
  • Recurring invoices

Q. How much does FreeAgent cost?

We have the following pricing information for FreeAgent :

Starting from: £19.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Q. Who are the typical users of FreeAgent ?

FreeAgent has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Small Business

Q. What languages does FreeAgent support?

FreeAgent supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does FreeAgent offer?

FreeAgent has the following pricing plans:

Free Trial, Subscription

Q. Does FreeAgent support mobile devices?

FreeAgent supports the following devices:

iPhone-iPad, Mobile Web App

Q. Does FreeAgent offer an API?

Yes, FreeAgent has an API available for use.

Q. What other apps does FreeAgent integrate with?

FreeAgent integrates with the following applications:

Basecamp, Capsule CRM, PayPal, Quote Roller, RightSignature, Receipt Bank, Xpenditure, Stripe, Quote Roller, RightSignature, Float Schedule, Geckoboard, Zapier

Q. What level of support does FreeAgent offer?

FreeAgent offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials


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