​Intuit QuickBooks Desktop sunset of 2020 versions

Posted by Saad Rehman on 14th Apr 2023

After May 31, 2023, access to add-on services will be discontinued for QuickBooks Desktop for Windows 2020. This includes all versions of QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, and Enterprise Solutions v20 or older.

What does service discontinuation mean?

Access to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll ServicesPayments, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services through QuickBooks Desktop 2020 software will be discontinued after May 31, 2023. This also means customers won't receive critical security updates starting June 1, 2023. Any security updates received before this date should be installed.

Products affected by service discontinuation after May 31, 2023:

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2020
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2020 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
  • QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 2020
  • QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2020
  • QuickBooks Enterprise Accountant 2020
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2020

After May 31, 2023, you'll no longer have access to:

What’s next?

If you’d like to continue receiving these benefits, then it’s time to upgrade to the newest version of QuickBooks Desktop.

Alternatively, switch to QuickBooks Online for easier access any time.

The former can be achieved by migrating to QuickBooks Online, an alternative to the desktop version and the future of QuickBooks at Intuit.

10 benefits of Migrating to QuickBooks Online:

  • Work more efficiently from PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet
  • Faster more optimized remote access
  • Lower cost of ownership per user
  • Less infrastructure cost such as networks and servers
  • Lower IT costs
  • Smother integration with more applications
  • Real time upgrades pushed automatically from Intuit
  • Continual redundant backups
  • Easier more modern navigation no matter if you have an accounting background or not
  • The ability to turn on desktop mode

We have also been recognized by Intuit as their Top QuickBooks Online Advanced reseller for two consecutive years in a row: 2021 & 2022.

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