Wave Accounting

Powerful, free accounting software

Wave’s easy-to-use accounting software can connect your bank accounts, sync your expenses, balance your books, and get you ready for tax time. Start taking control of your finances today.

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Christopher Paunil, Wave customer

Easy-to-use free accounting software

Wave's accounting makes running your small business easier. Track income and expenses quickly and securely, for free.

Create your free account

Track your income and expenses, stress-free

Accountant-approved software with a beautiful, easy-to-use design.

Be organized, run a better business

Wave makes it easy, with free bank connections and receipt scanning apps.

Everything you need for your business finances

Create and send unlimited professional invoices for free, and add affordable online payment processing and payroll when you need it.

Accounting software that works as hard as you do

Simple, reliable, and secure
Easily manage cash flow
Be ready for tax time

Easy and intuitive

We designed Wave for small business owners. No jargon, just easy software that makes sense.

Get started in seconds

After creating your account, everything's set up so you can get started right away. Access it anywhere, any time. Your data is always available, and it’s backed up for extra peace of mind.

Unlimited bank and credit card connections

Connect your bank accounts in seconds. The transactions will appear in your bookkeeping automatically, and you can say goodbye to manual receipt entry.

Keep track of your business health

Have an eye on the big picture so you can make better business decisions. Our robust reports are easy to use and show month-to-month or year-to-year comparisons so you can easily identify cash flow trends.

Organized and stress-free

Wave makes accounting as simple as possible.

Make tax time a breeze

When everything is neatly where it belongs, tax time is simple. Wave’s smart dashboard organizes your income, expenses, payments, and invoices.

We’re serious about security

Bank data connections are read-only and use 256-bit encryption. Servers are housed under physical and electronic protection. Wave is PCI Level-1 certified for handling credit card and bank account information.

Accountant-friendly software

Wave uses real, double-entry accounting software. Don’t know what that is? That’s OK. Accountants do, and they’ll thank you for it.

"It is BANANAS how much easier & intuitive @WaveHQ is for human accounting, invoicing and payroll than Quickbooks."

Ash Ambirge - CEO, The Middle Finger Project

Unlimited accounting, 100% free


Your whole business in one place

Invoicing, accounting, online payment processing, payroll and more: Wave’s tools all talk to each other, so everything is instantly up to date.

Unlimited bank connections

Shoebox accounting stops now! Connect your bank accounts in seconds, and transactions appear in your bookkeeping automatically. No more piles of receipts to key in.

You’re ready for tax time

When everything is neatly where it belongs, tax time is simple. And throughout the year, smart dashboards tell you how your business is doing.

  • Fast setup with no training required!
  • Unlimited bank and credit card connections
  • Unlimited income and expense tracking
  • NEW! Integrate your Shopify transactions
  • Connect to PayPal, Shoeboxed, and Etsy
  • Instant updates for your invoicing, payroll, and payments data
  • Unlimited customizable invoicing and receipt scanning
  • Bill and invoice reminders
  • Dashboards (cash balances and invoice status)
  • Exportable accounting reports: profit/loss, sales tax, cash flow, comparative, and more
  • Bulk transaction updates for quicker bookkeeping
  • Customizable sales taxes
  • Journal transactions
  • Accept payments in a foreign currency
  • Automatic exchange rate calculations
  • Customizable expense/income categories (chart of accounts) with Account IDs
  • Automatic payment transaction reconciliation for Payments by Wave users
  • Search transaction descriptions
  • Accountant approved: real double-entry software
  • Run multiple businesses in one account

Empower yourself with our Fearless Accounting Guide

Accounting doesn’t have to be scary. Our guide has pages of easy-to-follow tips and lessons to help you run your business with confidence.

Five tips to get your books under control fast

Lower your stress, build your confidence, and set yourself up for tax time with these five tips.

The complete guide to small business tax season

Take the stress out of tax season with this guide to confidently managing your books, audit-proofing your business, and getting your taxes done right.
  • Is your software actually free?

    Yes really, no tricks! Our software is 100% free, no trials, no limitations, and no hidden fees. Use it as much as you want, for as long as you want, and we won’t charge a cent. Our free software includes invoicing, accounting, and receipt scanning.

  • Is my data safe?

    Completely safe. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connection between you and Wave is protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.

  • Do I need to install any software?

    Wave is 100% web-based, so you just need an internet connection and browser.

    You can, however, download and install our mobile invoicing and receipt scanning apps for iOS and Android.

  • Do I need to enter my credit card details to sign up?

    Put your wallet away, you won’t need to enter in any credit card ever, unless you want to use our payroll service. Just create your account and get started for free.

  • Is Wave compatible with Mac or PC?

    Wave works on both Mac and PC. We also have free iOS and Android apps for invoicing and receipts.

  • Can I set different account privileges for employees or my accountant?

    Yes! Wave makes it easy to let other people help with your accounting. You can grant access to a trusted individual—an accountant, bookkeeper, tax preparer or business partner, for example—by inviting that person to be a collaborator. See our step-by-step guide on how to invite collaborators here.

  • Can I import my data from other accounting apps like Quickbooks?

    Yes, switching is easy! See our step-by-step guide on how to make the switch here.

  • Do you provide support?

    Yes! We’re ready to answer all your questions with email support for all software (invoicing, accounting and receipt scanning). Live chat support is available for our paid financial services (Payments and Payroll).

Powerful bookkeeping, and more!

Wave Accounting is great, but it’s even greater when used with the rest of Wave.

Learn more about Wave’s products