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QuickBooks Desktop - Changes and Updates

Cathy Roth
Posted by Cathy Roth on May 27, 2022 11:56:36 AM

Yesterday, we provided pricing updates for QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Payroll, and QuickBooks Contractor Payments. Today, we will provide updates on QuickBooks Desktop.

You should have received an email with this information from Ted Callahan, Director Accountant Segment Leader, and Miranda Henely, Global Head of ProAdvisor Program. If you did not receive the email, check your spam/junk folders for an email with the subject line "Upcoming changes to your QuickBooks products and pricing." If you are unable to find the email. you can read the full content here

Intuit is hosting a town hall meeting on June 1, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. PT when you will be able to learn more about all updates, including the pricing updates written about yesterday, You can sign up for the town hall meeting here.

QuickBooks Desktop 2023 Products Release Dates

QuickBooks Desktop 2023 products will be available for

  • Accountants on September 6, 2022
  • General release on September 20, 2022

QuickBooks Desktop Pricing Updates

QuickBooks Desktop Plus products will no longer receive discounts in any channels: they will only be sold at full price. 

The 2023 products will see a price increase with Intuit providing notification about the increase in early August. These are the products that are expected to increase in price: 

  • QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor Bundle
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll per-employee cost
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus, Mac Plus, and Premier Plus

QuickBooks Accountant Desktop Plus Launch and ProAdvisor Bundle Updates

The QuickBooks Accountant Desktop and Enterprise Accountant licenses are changing to a subscription model for 2023, including QuickBooks Desktop Accountant and Enterprise Accountant licenses in ProAdvisor bundles. Support for these products will align with the annual Desktop subscription billing, lasting until May 2024. 

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Products Update

No new purchases of these two Desktop Payroll products will be allowed starting June 1, 2022:

  • QuickBooks Desktop Assisted Payroll stand-alone product (it will continue to be part of the QuickBooks Enterprise Diamond bundle)
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll for Accountants (EP4A)

Current subscriptions and renewals will not be affected. The products are not being discontinued; instead, Intuit is working to consolidate offerings to new customers. New subscribers will continue to have access to QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll and new Enterprise Diamond customers will continue to have access to Assisted Payroll.

Additional Information from Intuit

Intuit's FAQ about the Desktop changes noted that the company will continue supporting Desktop products and customers, but "based on increasing demand for QuickBooks Online and alignment with our mission to help small businesses thrive, we are accelerating our investment into QuickBooks Online platform products." 

Although the FAQ provided encouragement for customers to migrate from Desktop to Online products, it should be noted that the 2023 Desktop products include improvements. The most notable improvement is a new cash flow hub, which will help improve visibility into cash flow by monitoring inflows and outflows in a single dashboard.

Topics: Desktop Accounting


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