QuickBooks Sunset Policy For 2013

Which QuickBooks software versions will get affected by Sunset on May 31, 2016?








  • Payroll Services
  • 1099 E-File Service
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Check Solution
  • Bill Pay
  • Billing Solution (formerly QuickBooks Online Billing)
  • Online Payment Processing (Intuit Payment Network)
  • Accountant’s Copy File Transfer (ACFT) service
  • Download Latest Exchange Rates
  • Contributed Reports
  • Online Banking
  • QuickBooks Enterprise – Full Service Plan & Add-ons
  • Intuit Technical Support


Who needs the QuickBooks software?

QuickBooks is nationally recognized accounting software developed by business owners to make accounting accessible and easier for everyone. Everyday transactions can be easily recorded by simply entering specific details from an invoice; bill or deposit slips into your computer.

Around 80% of businesses in US use registered copies of QuickBooks. The software helps save time and money, which is why it is so popular. The software helps you keep track of where your money is going at all times. You can keep track of your expenses and revenues, which can help you, make informed business decisions. Apart from that, items such as bills can be automated so that you no longer have to worry about whether a particular expense that was due was paid or not. This can help you improve the management of your business.

Why does the sunset policy matter?

For the user, the sunset policy is important, as the software requires constant support by the Intuit Inc. This support is crucial for many tasks including:

The Intuit support is also important if you want to install and register your version of QuickBooks on a new computer. This requires original installation codes, which are only provided to the supported versions by Intuit.

Why are older versions discontinued in the first place?

Older versions are discontinued as Intuit is committed to making QuickBooks better and easy-to-use. They are committed to providing easy and straightforward financial tools that can help their customers grow their businesses easily and be able to use the software without any problems. Hence, in order to balance the two important objectives of development, support and technology the sunset policy has to be implemented.

Is it necessary to update to the current version?

No. The discontinuance of services does not force a user to upgrade to a newer version. Customers can continue to use an older version if they are satisfied with its performance and do not require any online support or add-on services.

Keeping up with the Johns and the new version of QuickBooks will save you time and money!

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Gita Faust

About the Author

Gita Faust has over 30 years of accounting experience in the real estate and property management industry, Gita Faust is more than just a real estate investor; she is also popular for her work as an accountant, consultant, mentor, speaker, QuickBooks Top ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Solution Provider, member of Intuit’s Trainer/Writer Network, and, of course, author. Gita is well-known for her exemplary leadership and advisory skills. In fact, she even helped pioneer the adaptation of QuickBooks to suit the needs of professionals in real estate and property management. To share her knowledge she has written a series of courses titled Simplified Accounting Solution, which provides step-by-step guidance for those working with QuickBooks.

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