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Save time and lighten your workload with our simple and intuitive online accounting software for small businesses and accountants.

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Small business accounting software that you'll love!

If you're running a small business or working as a sole trader, you'll already know that balancing the books can be distracting. Clear Books' small business accounting software was built with you in mind.

It allows you to save time and work smarter by managing your accounts in the cloud, so you and your accountant can access your books anywhere, at any time.

Save time and simplify your bookkeeping

Our accounting software is packed with features designed to save your time

Easy invoicing

Create customisable, professional invoices in seconds and let your customers pay you instantly. Prompt customers or chase late payments with automated emails.

Purchases and expenses

Purchases and expenses features let you add details of money that's owed to suppliers and money you're entitled to claim back through the company.

Financial reports

Create everything from basic reports, such as profit and loss or balance sheets, to more advanced reports, such as audit logs and trial balance reports.

MTD submissions

With Making Tax Digital (MTD) on the horizon, Clear Books will allow you to submit MTD VAT returns to HMRC. You can also save money with our tool that compares your current VAT scheme with the Flat Rate scheme.

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Making Tax Digital is coming - are you ready for it?

From April 2019, it will be compulsory for VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover of more than £85,000 to submit their VAT returns digitally to HMRC every quarter. Once these changes take into effect, you’ll no longer be able to manually enter your VAT return via the existing HMRC portal, you’ll have to use software to submit the return for you.

That's just the start of HMRC's plan to digitise the UK's tax system - known as Making Tax Digital (MTD). The days of keeping paper records and submitting end of year returns will be gone.

This signals a big change for UK businesses of all sizes, and their accountants, as digital record keeping will be mandatory. If you haven't started preparing for this change, you’ll need to soon. HMRC has made it clear that MTD will take effect from April 2019.

The good news is that Clear Books has the solution you need - regardless of the size of your business. We’ve been working closely with HMRC to make sure that our software will be compliant with MTD and can help you prepare for digital tax.

Click below to see how we can support your move to online accounting.

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HMRC MTD pilot testing

HMRC is planning to start pilot testing for MTD VAT returns soon, and you can be part of the pilot. This is an ideal opportunity to ensure that you're ready when MTD VAT becomes mandatory in April 2019, and to provide feedback to HMRC on how the new system works.

Clear Books will be actively supporting clients and their accountants who want to participate in this testing programme. Find out more and register your interest here...

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"Brilliant software, in our opinion better than the competition by a country mile. Progressive attitude towards development. UK based help centres, straight through to a real person almost always within 3 rings, well-informed and helpful attitude from everyone we speak to at Clear Books."

These guys make book keeping an almost enjoyable

"These guys make bookkeeping an almost enjoyable activity. The complexity of the overall process is very much simplified using Clear Books..."

The best customer service I've experienced from any Cloud-based software...

"Have been using ClearBooks for years. As a sole-trading, self-employed consultant I don't want to waste time bookkeeping - or pay an accountant to do it for me. Clear Books fits the gap perfectly."

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Free UK based phone support

It's understandable that you may need guidance when moving your business online to accounting software, or switching from one cloud-based package to another.

That's why we offer free phone and email support to our customers, provided by our friendly team in London. If you need help using the software, contact our support team today.

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Award-winning and industry-accredited accounting software

Our online accounting software is award-winning, so you can be confident that Clear Books will deliver for your business. We have won numerous UK cloud software and business awards since we launched.

Clear Books' accounting software is accredited by the ICB and the ACCA. It is also officially recognised by HMRC for filing VAT returns.

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Are you an accountant?

We are partnered with hundreds of accountants across the UK who grow their practice through Clear Books™.

Learn how Clear Books™ can streamline your accounting practice.

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Michael Beaver - Principal

The staff at Clear Books are very approachable. It is easy to contact them and I find them willing to engage with you, which is very different from other providers. I have recommended their service to others.

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Customer Testimonials

See what businesses just like yours are saying about Clear Books online accounting software

John, Dr Jones PC Support

Having Clear Books as my accounting software has given my business the much needed boost in spotting areas that are less value for profit and directing those financial resources into a viable, profit generating process.

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Mike, Global Corporate Ltd

From day one, it's been really easy to manage our financial affairs and keep accurate records, which more than most is essential in our line of business.

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Bruce, Marble Construction

I got a call from a customer, went to see her that day, sent her a quote on Clear Books and she replied within 2 minutes to confirm the job. What a system!

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Spend less time accounting starting today!

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