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Self-employed accounting software for sole traders

Simple accounting software for self-employed sole traders. Snap and scan receipts to save hours of admin so you can focus on building your business with confidence.

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Features of self-employed accounting software for sole traders


Digital record-keeping software that simplifies the finances of sole traders and self-employed professionals.

Pick from our free plan or our more comprehensive paid version. We're here to support your needs, whatever your budget.

Experience the difference with Sage

Choose the Sage Accounting Individual plan today and enjoy the time-saving features of automation and human support.

Affordable plan with 3 months free and then only £7 per month (+VAT).

Automate data capture

Scan receipts with our mobile app, or upload via your desktop.

Multiple bank accounts?

Connect multiple bank feeds. Transaction management? Easy.

Auto-categorise transactions

Your transactions are recognised, and categorised for you.

Online support, instantly

Get instant webchat direct from a Sage expert any time.

Self-employed software plans to support you and your business

-Get 3 months free

Accounting for self-employed professionals should be both easy and flexible. That's why there are no long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees with our software. You can cancel any time, if you find it's not the right match for you.

Individual Free

Ideal for non-VAT registered sole traders wanting to simplify manual record keeping and taxes.
No hidden charges
Completely free, no billing.
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Ideal for non-VAT registered sole traders wanting to manage self assessment and cashflow.
per month/excl VAT
FREE for 3 months, then £7.00 a month. You save £21.00

Take control of your finances

VAT registered sole trader? Our accounting software has extra features like VAT management and advanced reporting with cash flow forecasting. Managing employees? It's easy to add Payroll with HR features to your Accounting plan. 
*Get 3 months free on Individual, then £7 + VAT/mo. Terms and conditions apply.

Sage Accounting Individual and self-employed software FAQs

You don't have to be a finance expert to use Sage's bookkeeping and accounting software for self-employed professionals in the UK. Our easy-to-use cloud solution makes managing your finances simple. Get visibility of money going in and out of your business, review cash flow and reduce admin. Use Sage Accounting Individual to:

  1. Quickly and easily record your transactions by connecting your bank feed, or snapping a photo of your receipts.
  2. Categorise your transactions so they are in the right place, giving you peace of mind at tax time as well as valuable information on how your business is doing.
  3. Feel rest assured that all of your information is stored safely and securely in the cloud.

Sage Accounting Individual helps you prepare everything to make a Self Assessment submission really simple.

Record all of your transactions by connecting your bank account and snapping photos of your receipts, and Sage will help you put them into the right categories.

Sage will then provide you with all of your information in the right format so you feel supported to complete your Self Assessment with ease, or work with your accountant to complete your return.

Learn more about Self Assessment

Yes, Sage Accounting Individual makes it really easy to work with your accountant. You can collaborate securely with your accountant online from anywhere on a return. Sage's software and accounting app for self employed individuals is trusted by thousands of accountants around the UK. We work directly with accountants to ensure our software is always up to date.

You can manually import bank statements or transactions when you start using Sage Accounting Individual. Simply download direct from your bank and upload to Sage Accounting Individual.

Once you're set up with your new self employed business accounting software, you can automate pulling your data into Sage Accounting Individual with automated bank feeds.

You can upgrade and downgrade between the Accounting Individual Free and Accounting Individual plans.

You can also upgrade from Accounting Start to Accounting Standard and Accounting Standard to Accounting Plus. However, you cannot upgrade from Accounting Individual to Accounting Start, so you would have to buy a new licence for Accounting Start and cancel your subscription for Accounting Individual .

No, the software is built for non-VAT-registered sole traders and self-employed professionals filling out the SA103 supplementary page to record self-employment income on your SA100 tax return. If you are a VAT-registered sole traders or director-only limited company, consider Sage Accounting plans instead. 

Your free eBook: 10 tips for simplifying accounting as a sole trader

Actionable tips to make your accounting faster and easier, so you can feel confident that you’ve got it all under control.

Get more than just great software

We're proud to deliver world-class online accounting software for self-employed business owners. But that's not all we offer. As a member of the Sage community, you'll learn from business experts and industry peers.

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*Sage Individual Free includes self serve support only, Sage Individual includes expert support via webchat.

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