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Online accounting for sole traders

Not sure which company type to choose?

If you’re looking to set up a new business as a sole trader, or you’re thinking of switching accountants, we’ve got the self-employed accounting software tools and expertise you need.

We can help you find the best package of sole trader accountancy support for your business. For a free phone consultation call us on 0333 311 0800.

    Sole trader Accountancy support and self-employed accounting software built around you

    Our sole trader accountants help you stay on top of your self-employed finances, giving you more time to focus on running your business.

    For a flat monthly fee, you get easy-to-use online accounting software for sole traders, along with support from your own dedicated client managers and our expert accountants. And because we're online, we're here for you whenever you need us - no appointments, no fuss. Get in touch with our advisors today and organise a free demo of our sole trader software.

    Not sure about the best business structure for you? Use our tool to find out whether trading as a limited company, a sole trader or working through an umbrella service is right for your business:

    • Unlimited sole trader accountancy support for the self-employed

      Our accountants are always on hand to provide unlimited support tailored to you as a sole trader, from answering queries on allowable business expenses to proactive advice on managing your self-employed accounts.

    • Dedicated team of client managers

      Your client managers will spend time getting to know you and your sole trader business. They'll help you make the most of our self-employed online accounting software, liaise with HMRC on your behalf, and assist you with managing your sole trader accounts.

    • Manage your sole trader accounts online

      Your self-employed online accounting software helps you keep on top of your sole trader accounts and bookkeeping. Send invoices, record expenses and monitor your cashflow - anytime, anywhere. Everything's updated in real time, so you'll always know how much tax you owe.

    • Self Assessment

      We make filing your annual Self Assessment with HMRC quick and easy. We can also help with more complex Self Assessment submissions and perform a full review of your return to ensure you're paying the right amount of tax as a sole trader.

    • MTD compatible VAT returns

      If your sole trader business is VAT registered, your Making Tax Digital compliant self-employed accounting software makes submitting VAT returns simple. We'll keep a close eye on the deadlines and remind you in advance of special dates you need to know about.

    • Getting started as a sole trader

      If you're just getting started as a sole trader, we'll get you up and running in no time. We'll take care of registering you with HMRC as a sole trader and ensure you're aware of your responsibilities, including what tax you need to pay and what expenses you can claim for when you're self-employed.

    Sole Trader


    Ideal if you’re just starting out, our free software will get you organised and free up your time.
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    Sole trader


    Everything you need as a self-employed sole trader, with expert advice and support included.
    From £24.50
    +VAT per month

    Read our member stories

    We've worked with 1,000s of different businesses over 10 years across a huge range of industries. Our superhero client managers and expert accountants are dedicated to simplifying self-employment whatever you do. Take a look at some of our case studies and see how we could help you.

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    • I get quick responses to my questions
    • Easy-to-use and intuitive software

    The best sole trader accounting advice for the self-employed

    Our expert team are on hand to help you choose the right package

    We understand that it can be difficult deciding which sole trader accountant to choose, or whether or not to switch accountants. At Crunch, we'll offer you fair, unbiased advice on what's best for you and your sole trader business.

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    Meet some of our expert sole trader accountants at Crunch

    With a variety of accreditations and different professional backgrounds, our accountants are passionate about helping your business.

    Robert Grant

    Head of Accounting at Crunch

    Dillis Qin

    Accounting Services Manager at Crunch

    Lucinda Watkinson

    Deputy Head of Accounting at Crunch

    Our Accreditations

    You can feel safe in the knowledge that we are experts in our field.

    Our accountants have a range of qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). They follow the bye-laws, regulations and ethical guidelines of the ACCA and we are an ACCA accredited employer.

    Interested in our sole trader accounting?

    We can help you from £24.50+VAT a month.
    Call us now on 0333 311 0800 for a free consultation.

      Not quite ready for sole trader accountancy with Crunch?

      Get access to a comprehensive range of free resources including our invoice generator, business guides and letter templates. You’ll be the first to know about upcoming networking events, and we’ll also keep you updated on the latest news affecting the self-employed.