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Important Update: QuickBooks Desktop 2021 Sunset and Transition to QuickBooks Online

Dear QuickBooks Desktop Users,


You may have heard the news about the sunset of QuickBooks Desktop 2021, but there's more to the story than meets the eye. Here's what you need to know:


Sunsetting of QuickBooks Desktop 2021: QuickBooks Desktop 2021 will no longer receive updates or support, including access to add-ons like the payroll feature. However, it will remain available for current owners to use.


Transition to QuickBooks Desktop 2023: Fear not! QuickBooks Desktop isn't going away for good. The 2023 edition of QuickBooks Desktop is available and will continue to receive support for years to come. While it's not actively advertised, you can contact the sales team to learn more and make the switch.


Subscription-Based Service: Unlike the one-time purchase model of QuickBooks Desktop 2021, QuickBooks Desktop 2023 operates on a subscription basis. This is part of a broader trend of software moving towards subscription models.


QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop: QuickBooks Online is cloud-based, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. QuickBooks Desktop is a local application, limited to the computer it's installed on.


Continued Use of QuickBooks Desktop 2021: Yes, you can continue using QuickBooks Desktop 2021, but with some caveats. Live support will be discontinued, and security updates will cease, potentially leaving your system vulnerable.


Transitioning to QuickBooks Online: Moving to QuickBooks Online is relatively straightforward. Simply copy and export your file. However, there are limitations, such as file size restrictions. Larger files may require alternative solutions. As you consider your options, keep in mind the long-term support and functionality you need for your business.



If you have any questions about Quickbooks Desktop or transitioning to Quickbooks Online, please don’t hesitate to reach out.



Stay up to date on financial news.


Nancy Geary

(847) 897-1715


Sam Oliva

(847) 897-1757

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