QuickBooks Online Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

QuickBooks Online

Small business accounting software

4.27/5 (4,202 reviews)

QuickBooks Online Pricing

Starting from: $10.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Independent contractors:
Self-Employed: $10/month

Small businesses:
Simple Start: $20/month
Essentials: $40/month
Plus: $60/month

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QuickBooks Online Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Great solution for a small nonprofit like ours. We love it and highly recommend it to others.James G.Read the full review
  • I tried it twice, went through a free trial, signed up again, and I still stopped again. I am giving them a good review because they have a nice product, and I actually really liked them.Ian R.Read the full review
  • Ease of use, functionality, & great support with questions. Getting the software setup was really easy and seeing everything in one place had been fantastic.Tanja J.Read the full review
Cons
  • It breaks down Dollar Charges into many, many Cent Charges for some reason. If I have a Lowe's charge of $98.22, it will break it down into Cents ranging from 1to 91, it's crazy.Jennifer H.Read the full review
  • It was difficult to trouble shoot because there were so many steps during the process, it was hard to pin point where the problems were occurring, and the error code, was not very informative.Mia C.Read the full review
  • They made me trouble a former executive of the company and wasted HIS time, and what they demanded he do didn’t work either (and went back to him three times).Arthur Y.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about QuickBooks Online's pricing:

Christine Westra

Its Complicated

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-03-02
Review Source: Software Advice

Its a decent format, they keep trying to up the prices though so it can get pretty expensive, but otherwise its cheaper than paying someone else to do it all for you.

Pros
Its accessible and has the ability to compare charts from different quarters to see how the business has grown and where you could improve.

Cons
Its very complex, you'll need a book keeper or at least someone who knows everything about QB. Also, it wasn't very user friendly when I tried to submit a check, or keep track of our inventory.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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joseph zhou

Quickbooks Online Review

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
good software espicially you are familiar with the offline software. it makes it easier to work your accounts.

Cons
the only problem is the pricing is a bit expensive when you can achieve the same goal with a cheaper offline version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Timothy Schnupp

Solid option for small business

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

I use this for accounting in my small business. Sometimes, it can be a pain to use for certain tasks. For instance, you cannot log a retainer check to an attorney very easily. You have to count it as a debt and income. Also, while their customer support is polite, they are not always very helpful in resolving your issue. A lot of functions cost extra. Overall, it is a decent system to keep track of finances if you are a single-owner entity and just want to keep track of payments and invoices.

Pros
Cheap and effective.

Cons
A lot of other features cost extra, such as payroll.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Ease of use

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very easy to use Software. I learned the software by myself!

Cons
Overall the software was great. Only downside was price point. Could be a bit cheaper.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Samantha Lee

Big community, customizable features. But could silently get pricey as you grow!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-01-21
Review Source: Capterra

QuickBooks does seem like one of the leaders in the quadrant, and has a big community. But it lacks some convenient "customer facing" features such as online payments.

Pros
It does have a wide variety of useful features, and auditors love it! It's got a big community, and you'll never be left alone. Features are also highly customizable for your needs. If money is not an issue, it's really a great choice!

Cons
No online payments for QuickBooks, one of the leaders in the quadrant. This came to me as a surprise really. Also, the pricing on the website looked cheap with the cheapest plan. But you're out of luck if you wanna do recurring invoices. You need to pay the most expensive plan for that!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Caleigh Newberry

This is great for a business with 5-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love how easy and cheap it is. I used to work at a payroll company and this is by far the best bang for your buck to pay employees.

Cons
There isnt any HR or extra help. So this is the cheapest most baseline product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Scott Schmitt

A great all-in-one program for book keeping, estimating & invoicing.

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-10-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Fun to use and many more features than some other programs out there.

Pros
Everything under one program allows you to use the program to create estimates and convert them to invoices and then apply it to banking information. Easy to use and allows for unlimited invoices & estimates with the basic base price option. Nice user interface and current. Payroll option available for optional fee or Plus Edition. Online functionality is nice, as you can access it anywhere.

Cons
Not a fan of monthly costing. Plus edition and all added features gets pretty pricey. Not as customizable as some programs out there for cheaper.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Priyank Modi

Too much expensive

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Nothing I like specially because Software cost is too high, not user friendly. They should start low price software

Cons
Nothing I like specially because Software cost is too high, not user friendly. They should start low price software

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Anonymous

Industry Leader for a Reason

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Our organization used to work with a few different affiliate organizations that were each using quickbooks desktop - and that made collaborative reporting difficult. But with quickbooks online it's a breeze.

Pros
It's so helpful that Quickbooks online is fully in the cloud.

Cons
I wish the features for visual reports and dashboards were stronger. I also wish the payroll pricing was cheaper.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dylan Sanders

Quality software with good reports

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Provides great reports and detailed spreadsheets to keep your business on track each day.

Pros
This software is decent for a small operation, or maybe one with just one accounting person, because the amount of computers or users will increase the cost.

Cons
Price may be expensive for a small business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Kristine Corleone

Quickbooks makes accounting quick

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

I absolutely love Quickbooks over any other financial software I have ever used.

Pros
I like that Quickbooks is the easiest and most accurate financial software I have even come across. I pay a small monthly fee to keep my account going. I have tried others and there is no match to Quickbooks. Living on a fixed income, it seems cheaper to just pay the monthly fee...(I got the 70% off deal for Black Friday) and it is costing me less than $5 per month.

Cons
Price...I wish the installation software (CD) that I used to purchase was cheaper as I would re-purchase that. The disc was over $300 and expired whereas the subscription does not.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Patrick T. Kutepa

Quickbooks Reliability

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Affordable price; Easy to use and efficient

Cons
Instability in the sense that it can crash if exposed to viruses and other external applications; it also lacks compatibility with other external systems; it allows for limited number of users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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John Jarmain

Now even close.

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-07-14
Review Source: Software Advice

Spend the extra money for something else. I'm not against quickbooks just the online version.

Pros
Cheap costs

Cons
If you're switching from desktop to online don't even bother you will be completely disappointed. It's a hot mess.

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Jacob Wolinsky

I use this to keep track of invoices and take credit card payments without any risk

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-28
Review Source: Capterra

I use more for invoicing than processing payment but its cheaper than paypal for processing credit cards and ACH is free. It is a great program for invoicing needs and probably book-keeping although have not played around with that enought yet.

Pros
It is a very good fairly priced program to keep track and process your payments with many options including ACH, major credit cards and a few others like Apple pay

Cons
Customer service is awful if you ever need to reach anyone there is no email and it takes about 45 minutes on the phone every time. I rarely need customer service for QuickBooks but for the one time a year i do i basically have to forgo it and look for help elsewhere

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tim Ferrell

QuickBooks Online may be all you need!

Reviewed 2018-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
QuickBooks Online is a great alternative to the desktop app. It is easier to use and opens up access to mobile devices and platforms other than Windows. The mobile features and app integrations are standout features. Pricing is competitive.

Cons
Even though pricing is competitive, it is still not cheap. It is also a subscription service so you would need to maintain your subscription to continue to access your data.

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James Scott

Great product for any small business, and startup

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-14
Review Source: Software Advice

Return prices to last years levels, and start dropping the price every year.

Pros
This is the easiest to use, most integrated small business accounting package I have used. The reports are clear, and gives a business owner exactly what they need to run a business. Great integration with bill.com, intuitive interface, and plenty of canned reports.

Cons
Nothing to not like. Except the recent price increase which is exactly the opposite of what online software is supposed to be costing these days. The cost should be going DOWN, not up. As happy as I am, I am now considering other software sources for each of my QB Online Plus Clients.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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nathan lee

Excellent product for a smaller contractor

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-22
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Very easy to use and to find employees with experience. Incredibly easy to setup. A great value for the price no doubt.

Cons
As a construction contractor there just isnt the functionality that specialty software provides commercial/ industrial contractors that need a very high level of costing, real time reporting, etc. Quickbooks is too generic for specific tasks I think. Other companies make add ons to try and bridge the gap but we were unable to find one we were confident in.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Annette Norris

Over all for the money it is a great product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The price is very affordable. For the amount paid the product is reasonable. At this price I would tell others I use it.

Cons
It is Sometimes hard to figure out reports. It often, when connected puts things in the wrong spot and is hard to separate what goes where.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Amy Chagani

Quick, Convenient, Simple and Time Saving!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I found QuickBooks to be easily and efficient to use and would definitely recommend for beginners and experienced tech savvy users alike.

Pros
What I liked most was the ability to assign vendor payments with 1099 categories, to easily see who what and when you've paid them and to prepare/file 1099's directly from QuickBooks.

Cons
The price, I would like to see more affordable pricing, especially for a small business starting out on a shoestring budget.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Nate Nugent

Great Product for Simple Small Businesses

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-12-19
Review Source: Software Advice

It struggles in a lot of areas if you are not a simple small business. We are a nonprofit that owns two subsidiaries, so QBO can be annoying to use in terms of features and functionality.

Pros
Cheap and easy to set up.

Cons
Lack of features and functionality for nonprofits.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Aaron Toll

Great and cost effective option for small businesses

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy of use for non accounting minds and that you could access it on any computer with an internet connection.

Cons
Does have cost associated for small businesses making it not free, but cheaper and easier to use than most other options.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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DAVE SADORRA

Ease use/fast access

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Over all it is very good application and almost similar to desktop application

Pros
Easy to use for beginner and quick access to your company file. All desktop features are available. Affordable pricing.

Cons
Too many steps or verification on uploading company backing up file. You have to deal with customer support

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Maksym Skorubski

The most complex accounting software

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to setup and use. Very responsive customer service. Great for small and medium size companies. Affordable and reasonable pricing.

Cons
User limitations, non industry specific reports and very complicated and not well documented API

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jake Douglas

Powerful for Cloud-Accounting

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

QBO has made some major advances in recent years/months due to the pressure of other cloud-based accounting suites trying to steal Intuit's market share, and these advances have benefited us as end-users. Though the interface and forms-based entry is a little different than the desktop software, the functionality in QBO is realistically quite similar to the Desktop version. I have not found many limitations to QBO that require any kind of work-arounds, but at the same time, I have had some trouble with software bugs and down-time. I don't think I've experienced as much as others I have heard from, but I have run across a few issues. In comparison to the desktop software, the bugs I've encountered in QBO are almost inconsequential. When you have a bug in the desktop software, it is usually a corrupt file or the loss of information, which I have never encountered with QBO. There are a couple bells/whistles that are missing from this, like the ability to print signatures on checks, but I usually recommend against that for safety reasons anyway. On the bright side, I have seen QBO respond to feedback and implement the changes they have heard from customers, so I know that they are continually improving. At this point, I think QBO still stands out above other cloud-accounting software for its power and ability to handle many industries.

Pros
Power & Functionality in the cloud world.

Cons
Pricing can be expensive over the life of a subscription.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anderson Salazar

A great solution for the accounting management of your company

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

It is a simple software to use, it does not have major complications that allows to adapt the system to the needs of the company, it allows to save time and the complexity of the installation of several software because you already have it all in one

Pros
It is a software with very useful tools to take your accounting and closely monitor the finances of your company, you can get solid reports that allow you to make the necessary corrections, cut costs, among other financial movements, has a system of plan phenomenal accounts

Cons
The price, it can be expensive to make software updates

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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