Wave makes it easy to:

  • Understand your business
  • Track your income & expenses
  • Be ready for tax time

Easy and intuitive

Wave  makes accounting and bookkeeping easy
You can do this

We designed Wave for non-accountants. No jargon, just easy software that makes sense.

Wave  is fully customizable
Get started in seconds

Wave customizes your software instantly, so you don’t have to configure any technical bits.

Wave  is free cloud accounting software
In the cloud

Work on any computer, anywhere, any time. Your data is always available, and it’s backed up for extra peace of mind.

transactions admin interface

Organized and stress-free

Connect your bank to your accounting software
Connect your bank and credit cards

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.

Wave  makes tax time easy
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.

Wave  is certified by PCI and others
We’re serious about security

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

Debit, credit card and invoicing interconnected ecosystem of Wave

DIY tools, accountant approved

Wave  is real double-entry accounting software
Powerful software

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

Generate balance sheet, tax reports and more
Automatic reports

P&L, sales tax reports, balance sheets and more: Get all the reports you need to run your business better.

Simple, instant collaboration

Invite the people you trust to help you manage your books: business partners, assistants, accounting professionals. You control the access.

Net cash increase difference between 2016 and 2017

Everything in one place

Wave  includes free invoice software
Built-in invoicing

Wave Accounting’s free invoicing and free accounting work perfectly together. Paid invoices are instantly updated in your books. No extra work required.

Wave  includes free receipt scanning software
Receipt scanning

Use the free Receipts by Wave app to snap a picture of your receipts and turn them into complete accounting transactions. Make your business audit-proof.

Wave  has built-in payroll services
Built-in payroll

Wave Accounting’s affordable payroll services (U.S. & Canada) connect with your accounting, too, so your finances are always effortlessly up to date.

Invoice example and invoice scanning on mobile

Wave works everywhere small businesses are found!

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and more than 180 more! Wave handles multi-currency, hundreds of
international bank connections, and regional sales tax/VAT.

So many features, all part of your free
accounting software

  • No training required; fast setup and easy actions
  • Unlimited bank and credit card connections
  • Unlimited income and expense tracking
  • Unlimited guest collaborators: invite your accountant or business partner
  • Includes unlimited customizable invoicing and receipt scanning, too
  • Customizable sales taxes
  • Accountant approved: real double-entry software
  • Journal transactions
  • Run multiple businesses in one account
  • At-a-glance dashboards, including cash balances and invoice status
  • Automatically generated accounting reports: P&L, sales tax report and more
  • Accept payments in a foreign currency
  • Automatic exchange rate calculations
  • Easy account reconciliation
  • Secure connections, with 256-bit encryption
  • Software in the cloud, so you can work anywhere, any time
  • Automatic data backup
  • Bill and invoice reminders
  • Connect Wave with PayPal, Shoeboxed and Etsy
  • Free online support, direct from Wave headquarters
  • Seamless, instant updates with your payroll and credit card payment data, too
  • Seamless, instant updates with your invoicing, payroll and payment data, too
  • Includes free personal finance tools
  • Cash Flow Report
  • Comparative Reporting
  • Report exports (CSV, PDF)
  • Fully customizable expense/income categories (chart of accounts) with Account ID’s
  • Automatic payment transaction reconciliation for Payments by Wave users
  • and more!

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Our accounting
software is 100% free

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Frequently Answered Questions

These are the answers that our support team tell new customers everyday.

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, we won’t charge a cent. Our free software includes invoicing, accounting and receipt scanning.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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).

Run your business better, for free.


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