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Federal starting price
State returns starting price
|Federal starting price||$192|
|Maximum return guaranteed?||Yes|
|Payment options||Credit, Debit|
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But as with most tax programs, it isn’t free — you’ll pay $16 a month to have Keeper monitor your accounts. That adds up to almost $200 a year. Plus, you’ll pay $192 if you want to file your taxes through the platform or $39 if you want to export your expenses and file somewhere else.
If you have a lot of business expenses, it may be worth the price. But if you’re a one-person show with little to no overhead, you may be better off tracking things manually.
This chart highlights all the fees you could end up paying with Keeper:
|To have Keeper monitor your expenses||$16 a month|
|To file your federal and state tax return with Keeper||$192 a year|
|To export a report of your expenses and file with someone else||$39 a year|
Follow these steps to sign up for Keeper:
Here are only a handful of benefits you may enjoy when you use Keeper as a freelancer or contractor:
If you’re looking for a cheaper way to file your taxes, explore your options here.
Yes. Keeper uses Plaid to connect to your financial accounts via a secure connection. This system has read-only access to your transactions, so it can never view or store your bank credentials.
Customers say that even with the $16 subscription fee, the app is worth it because it saves them hundreds in taxes. One user reported seeing a $500 savings within 30 minutes of opening their account. Still, some users report having issues getting the app to connect to their bank account.
Use this interactive table to see how Keeper compares to other tax filing services.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
You can reach Keeper customer service via email or social media:
How does Keeper connect to my bank account?Keeper connects to your bank accounts and credit cards using Plaid — a platform that currently supports over 2,000 financial institutions. If your institution isn’t currently supported, you can put in a request to have it added.
Who should use Keeper?Keeper is designed for freelancers, entrepreneurs and 1099 employees. It could be a good fit for you if you’re a:
How does Keeper track purchases bought with cash?
If you use cash for your business, simply take a picture of the receipt and submit it to Keeper through the app. They’ll categorize it the same as a purchase you bought with your card.
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