Record keeping on the move

Record keeping applications for mobile devices

Following consultation with HMRC, the commercial software industry are producing simple record keeping mobile applications to help small businesses below the VAT threshold with record keeping on the go. These applications aim to help businesses that currently only fill in 3 boxes on the short self- employment pages of the Self-Assessment Tax Return to maintain good records and will also include links to HMRC guidance relating to record keeping.

The majority of these applications are free, and the companies listed below have advised HMRC that they have commercial mobile applications for record keeping that meet HMRC specification.


Software supplierProductPlatform


Forbes Computer Systems LtdForbes Receipt KeeperAndroid 2.1 onward
FreeAgent Central LtdEarnestiPhone, iPod touch, iPad
Immagini LtdZipZipBooksAndroid 2.3 onward
IntuitMzBiz TrackeriOS (iPhone, iPod touch)
SageSage Record KeeperiPhone, iPad iOS 4.3 and above


This list is not exhaustive and other applications will be added as they are developed. HMRC have stated that the inclusion on the list of any trader or trade organisation does not imply that they support, recommend or certify the software that they produce. Furthermore, HMRC has not carried out any testing of the listed applications nor do they carry out any form of security testing. HMRC encourage all potential users to ask their suppliers for information about the security aspects of the products and services they provide.