Announcing changes to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll
An email was sent out to our QuickBooks® Desktop Payroll accountants on May 2, 2022, announcing upcoming changes to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll:
We are reaching out to provide advance notice of availability to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll products.
QuickBooks Desktop Payroll is simplifying its product lineup. These changes allow us to sharpen our focus on delivering what we believe to be the best online payroll products going forward.
Product changes impacting accountants:
As of June 1, 2022, we will no longer be offering new purchases of Enhanced Payroll for Accountants, and it will no longer be offered as part of the QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor Software Bundle. This change only impacts new purchases, and does not impact current subscription and renewal. Existing users will be able to continue their active subscription, and this change will not affect their ability to use the product or get support.
If one of your accountant colleagues is looking for a new payroll service to support their clients, they may consider QuickBooks Online Payroll1.
Product changes impacting your clients:
Effective June 1, 2022, we will no longer be offering new purchases of QuickBooks Desktop Assisted Payroll, unless it’s part of the QuickBooks Enterprise Diamond bundle which includes Assisted Payroll. Existing Assisted Payroll users will continue their active subscription and this change will not affect their ability to use the product or get support.
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Please take a moment to tell us what you think of these changes and what you would like to see included in future versions of QuickBooks Payroll products.
Thank you for your partnership and for your dedication to your clients.
QuickBooks Payroll Team
Frequently asked questions
What is changing?
Starting June 1, 2022, two Desktop Payroll products will no longer be offered for new purchases:
- QuickBooks Desktop Assisted Payroll (as a standalone purchase)
- QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll for Accountants (EP4A)
This change only impacts new purchases and does not impact current subscription and renewal. Existing users will be able to continue their active subscription and renewal, and this change will not affect their ability to use the product or get support.
Why are you doing this?
This is to help improve the customer’s buying experience and limit confusion on which payroll plan is best for their business. We’re investing in the future of our flagship QuickBooks Online Payroll service by streamlining our product offerings, allowing us to sharpen our focus on delivering a better online payroll service going forward–with more features, more automation, more time savings and more on-going investment in product development.
Who is impacted?
New subscribers only. This only impacts new customers wanting to purchase QuickBooks Desktop Assisted Payroll or QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll for Accountants
Who is NOT impacted:
- Existing Enhanced Payroll for Accountants (EP4A)
- Existing Assisted Payroll Customers
- New and existing Enterprise Diamond Customers
- New and existing Enhanced Payroll Customers
Will Desktop Payroll go away?
- There’s NO plan to discontinue Desktop Payroll for existing customers.
- QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll will continue to be offered to new subscribers.
- Assisted Payroll will continue to be offered to new Enterprise Diamond customers.
1QuickBooks Online Payroll seamlessly integrates with a QuickBooks Online accounting product. QuickBooks Online Payroll integration with QuickBooks Desktop software is a multi-step manual import process that requires an interchange file.