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Accounting Basic

Basic tracking of the money going in and out of your business.
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Accounting Premium

All the features you’ll need to track business expenses, money, and invoices.

No robots here. Our expert (and friendly!) support wants to help answer your accounting questions, 9a.m. - 7p.m. EST, Monday - Friday. Whether you call in, chat us, or shoot us an email, rest assured someone will be there for you.

Got room for another app on your phone? Of course not. We’ve designed our software so you can access your account on your phone anywhere—all without the hassle of downloading and updating an app.

Do you work with vendors? You’re a business owner—of course you do! So, you need an easy way to pay those vendors and track payments. Simply select a vendor, enter payment details, approve it, and print paychecks. Add as many vendors as you need … there are no limits (we wouldn’t do that to you!)

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If you paid contractors during the year, don’t forget to take care of the necessary Forms 1099 and 1096. You can create and track as many 1099s and 1096s as your heart desires (we don’t charge extra), all within your account.

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Empower your 1099 contractors with their own portal! Let them take control of their contact details and effortlessly view payments and direct deposit info.

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Are you ready to go digital? If you opt into 1099 e-Filing, you can file your forms in our software with just a few clicks (nominal fees may apply). We’ll shoot it over to the IRS and states that participate in the e-Filing program for you!

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The Chart of Accounts is the backbone of your books. You can easily add, track, and manage asset, liability, equity, income, and expense accounts to keep your COA straight from the get-go.

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Are you guilty of losing track of customer invoices? You wear a million and one hats, so it’s OK to admit it … but now it’s time to get paid. Create, send, and track invoices to as many customers as you need.

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News flash: Your customers are craving a frictionless way to pay you. With our Stripe integration, you can get started in minutes and make it convenient for your customers to pay you via credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

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With our Stripe integration, your customers can securely make ACH payments on invoices. And with lower transaction fees than credit card payments, you’ll boost your bottom line.

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There’s nothing better than when the money rolls in. Capture the moment by recording payments in your books. Recording payments is easy in your account—simply apply the money you receive to the correct product or service and get back to business to get some more.

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Importing bank transactions and saving your time has never been easier. Connect your bank account or credit card so that all your activity automatically flows into the software. If automatic imports aren’t for you, you can opt to manually record journal entries or upload a file.

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When it comes to your business, every department counts. Break down expenses and income by departments to see what’s making you money and where you need to tighten the belt.

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Our accounting software integrates seamlessly with Patriot Full Service or Basic Payroll.

We know that getting started is half the battle, so we made importing your data from your previous software a breeze. Import Chart of Accounts, trial balance, customers, vendors and contractors, and you’ll be up and running in no time flat.

You know when you made a mistake, but now you don’t have to live with it forever. Go ahead and edit or delete transactions to make things right. We’ll keep track of changes you made in a handy Modified Transactions Report…but it still will be our little secret.

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Have someone else who helps manage your books? This one’s for you. Have a whole crew? No problem. Adding unlimited users to your account is a breeze.

Some things in life are irreconcilable. Your statements and accounting books shouldn’t be one of them. Compare your statements to your recorded software transactions for any asset, equity, or liability accounts and reconcile those differences.

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Want to limit the accounting tasks your added users can access? We've got that, too! Simply choose which permissions you would like for each user and voila!

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Let your inner itemizer out to play and add up to 8 levels of subaccounts to further categorize transactions. Adding and nesting subaccounts will give you greater detail to your transactions.

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Want to give your customers a preview of what their bill may look like? You can do that by creating and sending estimates in your account. And the best part is, you can seamlessly convert it into an invoice when you’re ready with the click of a button—no magic wand needed.

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Do you hear invoices when you’re trying to sleep? The first step to a good night’s rest is to set up recurring invoices. Choose your start and end date, select your frequency, and catch a few ‘z’s.

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Let our software do the nagging for you. Decide when automatic payment reminders will be triggered for customers with past due invoices. So go ahead, give your customer the gentle nudge they need—without having to do it yourself.

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Your business is unique. Your templates should be, too. Keep it professional while also adding some flair. Customize estimates, invoices, and credit memos by picking a template, adding your logo, and selecting an accent color.

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Securely upload files and receipts & attach to any transactions to keep records stored and at your fingertips for easy access.

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Accounting Software That's Easy and Grows With You

Your words ... not ours!

I like how streamlined it is and well formatted for non accounting professionals. It's very easy for me to use and most importantly, I don't screw stuff up. Takes care of all the double-entry journaling for me as I enter transactions.

Jason C., Owner

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I am currently successfully running payroll and using the accounting program. Both are INVALUABLE services to my business.

Amy, Wonderfully Maid Cleaning

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The software is very easy to use. Setup was a breeze. Monthly processing and reporting is quick and detailed.

Josh, Mabloc, LLC

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Patriot is the best accounting software on the market. It’s customer service is excellent. I tried other accounting softwares and waited on the phone for hours to get help setting it up. A friend referred me to Patriot and I didn’t need assistance setting my company up. My relationship with Patriot exceeds 10 years. I love Patriot Software. Try it you will love it too.

Joan, HealthyLand Adult Day Care

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Patriot has given us the ability to cost code all of our expenses through the accounting software. Without it, I would be spending hours upon hours creating spreadsheets that don’t run reports.

Megan Every, Boss Cider Company

Storefront of Patriot payroll and accounting customer Boss Cider Company, based in Michigan.

Before [using Patriot's accounting software], every single year I had a huge stack of receipts that I had to type by hand for my expenses. But now, I sync up my bank account, and it’s all there. It’s a lot easier than a spreadsheet of teeny-tiny receipts and going, “Oh wait, did I put that bill in?”

Rachel Beard, The Harmony Garden Music Center

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Lots of Accounting Reports ... with filtering, sorting, and exporting capabilities.

Patriot's Profit & Loss Statement report in the accounting software product.

Profit and Loss Statement

Get to know your income, expenses, and net profit up-close-and-personal. The P&L statement measures the financial health of your business by showing income and expense details. Select a timeframe (e.g., month) to get started.

Patriot's Accounts Payable Aging Report in the accounting software product.

Accounts Payable Aging

Never miss a due invoice again. The Accounts Payable Aging report breaks down what you owe vendors and when you owe it. This report clearly displays your total balance, current balance, and which payments are 30, 60 and 90+ days past due.

Patriot's Accounts Receivable Aging Report in the accounting software product.

Accounts Receivable Aging

Stay on top of your past due customer invoices with a date-by-date breakdown. The Accounts Receivable Aging report clearly displays which customers are 30, 60 and 90+ days past due.

Patriot's General Ledger report in the accounting software product.

General Ledger

What’s the scoop on your accounts? Use this report to view your account activity for any given time. Select the date range, accounts, and accounting basis you want to view. Then, easily download the account activity information into a spreadsheet.

Patriot's Customer Payment History Report in the accounting software product.

Customer Payment History

The customer payment history report is your go-to for quick lookups and customer payment insights. Not only will you see the details of customer invoices and orders, but also when and how they paid you. It’s a favorite for savvy business owners like you.

Patriot's Check Register report in the accounting software product.

Check Register

Our check register report gives you running balances and bank activity details so you can easily keep track of cleared checks and other transactions. Old school? Not this report. It's so slick, Accounting Premium customers can even attach receipts and documents to the transactions to keep it all together.

Patriot's Account Trial Balances report in the accounting software product.

Account Trial Balances

Check out your account trial balances anytime, anywhere. Find out your current total balance for accounts such as assets and expenses. Choose a specific date, which accounts you want to view, and how you want the money to be displayed.

Patriot's Balance Sheet report in the accounting software product.

Balance Sheet

Your business’s financial health at the tip of your fingers. The balance sheet summarizes your company’s assets, liabilities, and equity at a specific point in time. Get a breakdown of what you owe and what’s owed to you with this accounting software report.

Patriot's Unpaid Invoices Report in the accounting software product.

Unpaid Customer Invoices

Don’t lose track of who owes you money. Pull up a detailed summary of all unpaid customer invoices you have created and sent. You can get into specifics by selecting customers, invoice numbers, and due dates.

Patriot's Bills report in the accounting software product.

Bill Listing

Don’t forget about money you owe to vendors! Pull up a summary of payments you still need to make. Enter vendor invoice information like the vendor name, invoice number, invoice and due dates, and account for better Accounts Payables tracking.

Patriot's Vendor Payment History Report in the accounting software product.

Vendor Payment History

Don’t forget what you paid vendors. See how much you paid vendors, the account category, and 1099 Type.

Patriot's Sales Tax Report in the accounting software product.

Sales Tax Report

Keeping track of sales tax won’t leave you in a panic anymore. You can view your sales tax information any time with the Sales Tax report. This report will keep you up-to-date on the sales taxes you have collected (and are waiting to collect) within a specified date range.

Patriot's Invoices report in the accounting software product.


Manage each customer invoice using the Invoices Report. This report shows key invoice details, including current status, and lets you keep an eye on outstanding invoices. You can apply payments, email, or print the invoice right from here!

Invoice Detail Report in Patriot's accounting software product.

Invoice Details

Want a quick snapshot of the invoices you have already sent to your customers? If so, this report is for you. Each customer invoice details the products purchased and the status of the invoice is clearly labeled as paid, partially paid, or unpaid. You can email, print, or apply payments right from here.

Patriot's Estimates report in the accounting software product. Report is only available for Accounting Premium customers.
Premium Report

Customer Estimates

View a list of all estimates you have created for your customers. This report shows estimate details, like current status (e.g., pending). Filter your list by start and end dates, customers, and more.

Patriot's Account Reconciliations report in the accounting software product.

Account Reconciliation

You don't need to remember it all. This report does it for you! This report provides a detailed record of account transactions that matched software entries, as well as outstanding transactions. We’ll save the details each time you reconcile your transactions in a handy PDF.

Online Accounting Software FAQs

Asked ... and answered

Accounting Premium includes everything in our Basic option, plus added features like user-based permissions, subaccounts, custom invoice templates, and much more!

Relax! Our cloud-based accounting software is designed to be easy for small business owners, yet powerful enough for accountants. Our software is simple, and there are plenty of guides, tutorials, and videos built right in if you need help.

Patriot makes it easy. Get started with a free, no-obligation 30-day free trial of Accounting. There are no strings attached—cancel anytime! And, you can import Vendors, Contractors, customers, chart of accounts, trial balance report, and bank transactions to pick up right where you left off.

If you have questions, call our customer support department for help. We offer free routine support for all customers. You can also find quick answers with our online chat feature or search for answers on your own in our Help Center.

No. You can add (and invoice) an unlimited number of customers through our online accounting software.

If you have Accounting Premium or Accounting Basic, here are the 1099 e-Filing fees:

Number of 1099sFee
1 to 5$20.00
6 to 35Additional $2.00 per 1099
36+No additional charge
Annual e-Filing Fees

For more information, check out our help article, Electronically Filing Your 1099s.

Ridiculously Easy Accounting Software ... No training required!

Don’t want to waste your weekend sitting through a webinar to learn confusing or complicated software? We don’t blame you ... and you don’t have to!

Simply put ... Patriot’s Accounting Software is ridiculously easy. Enjoy your weekend.

—Team Patriot

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Powerful Accounting Software ... Yet Easy!

Who knew that you could have both?!

Easy Start

Want to get up and running at warp speed? We get it. We’ve simplified the onboarding process so you can get started with one-click accounting settings or customize them to meet your needs.

Patented Dual-Ledger Accounting

Our Dual-Ledger Accounting feature makes it easy for you (and your accountant!) to switch between cash-basis, modified cash basis, and accrual accounting—without messy conversions.

Patriot Smart Suggestion

Our online accounting for small business uses breakthrough machine learning technology to save you clicks and precious time.

Easy & Unlimited Invoicing

Send and track an unlimited number of invoices to an unlimited number of customers. Sounds like a win-win.

Drill-down Financial Reporting

See more details about your financial reports without the hassle of leaving the page.

Receive Credit Card Payments

Accounting customers can accept customer credit card payments for open invoices.

Premium Features

Set Up Invoice Payment Reminders

Let us do the nagging for you. Automatically send an invoice reminder via email to customers with past due invoices.

Manage Receipts and Documents

Say goodbye to bulky files and lost receipts, and hello to hassle-free organization. Effortlessly link your receipts and documents to related transactions, keeping all your data perfectly aligned.


Attention all organizers, outliners, and itemizers, this one’s for you! Add up to eight levels of subaccounts to further categorize transactions and give greater detail to your accounts.