Accounting software for a one-man operation?

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  1. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    As I frantically shuffle through a year's worth of paper preparing this year's sales tax payment, I'm thinking I need to clean up my act.

    First off, I'm no accountant - start talking about money things and my eyes will glaze over pretty quickly. The reality of the situation, however, is that tracking my finances is, at best, very loose right now. The simple act of writing up an invoice takes longer than it should and it not related to anything else I do. Tracking taxed, taxeable, COGS, etc .... it's just getting uglier each year.

    I'm just looking for something very basic that will let me enter sales and expenses when they happen, run off an invoice without having to think about it. A way to tie payments to invoices would be good, etc.

    I was just informed that the state wants me to file sales tax quarterly now rather than annually, so I'm going to have to get my STUFF together if I'm going to make that happen.

    I have no experience with anything.
    I see very mixed reports about Quicken and Quickbooks both -
    Any Open Source stuff out there that would fit the bill? I'd gladly donate to an open source project than be tied to an anual update fee for Quick* software.
  2. chrispick

    chrispick Guest

    I don't know about open source material. Quickbooks does what you want. It's what I use.

    BTW: It's worth it to get an accountant, if youd don't. You can write off their services.

    BTW2: How is Indy. I used to live there (for about six years).
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    Quicken is what I use for my bookeeping but Quickbooks would do all you want it to and then some,

    Hope this helps!
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    Agree with Quick books, but an accoutant/tax person will save/make you money.


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