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.Create your free account
Accounting software that works as hard as you do
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.
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."
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
Five tips to get your books under control fast
The complete guide to small business tax season
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).