Earnest is a handy, free record keeping app to help small businesses, start-ups and the self-employed track income and expenses, giving you a better idea of the tax you owe.

Available on the App Store
  • What does Earnest do?

    Earnest is a simple record keeping iPhone app that lets you track income and expense, works out profit and provides basic tax estimations for how much you’ll have to pay.

  • Who is Earnest for?

    If you’re self employed, a business start up, sub-contractor or a small business with a turnover under £70,000 then Earnest is right for your business.

  • How much does it cost?

    Earnest is totally free to use for everyone! Yay!

  • Can I export my data?

    Yes, you can back up your data by email at any time. Receipt images are backed up through iTunes or iCloud if that’s been set up.

  • What if I’m on the Construction Industry Scheme?

    No problem. Earnest lets you record CIS deductions on sales you’ve made and adjusts tax calculations accordingly.

  • What happens if I outgrow Earnest?

    If you ever find yourself getting too big for Earnest as your business grows take a look at FreeAgent, our online accounting software for businesses who need a bit more.

  • Can I use Earnest if I’m outside the UK?

    Earnest is linked to the UK tax system so it’s only suitable for people within the UK.

Here's a handy list of what Earnest can do!

  • Record income and expenses
  • See your bottom line profit or loss
  • Get estimates on how much tax you owe
  • See upcoming tax deadlines and dates with your "Tax To-do" list
  • Capture and store image receipts using your iPhone camera
  • Alerts for important tax dates and as you near the VAT Threshold
  • Categorise transactions by payment method
  • Record cash and non-cash transactions
  • Add notes to entries
  • Record CIS deductions made on income
  • Back up your data by email