Upcoming changes to QuickBooks Desktop pricing + FAQs
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Upcoming changes to QuickBooks Desktop pricing + FAQs

An email was sent to QuickBooks accounting professionals on Aug. 3, 2023, announcing upcoming pricing changes for QuickBooks Desktop products and services. See the details below.

QuickBooks Desktop pricing

Q: What QuickBooks Desktop prices are changing and when?

A: Prices for new and existing customers using QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus, Premier Plus, and Mac Plus take effect on or after Oct. 3, 2023, as indicated below.

Information about QuickBooks Desktop 2024 enhancements will be shared when it becomes available in October 2023.

Upcoming changes to QuickBooks Desktop pricing + FAQs

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll pricing

Q: What QuickBooks Desktop Payroll prices are changing and when?

A: Prices for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll for accountants and businesses take effect on Oct. 1, 2023, as indicated below. 


  • Accountants with ProAdvisor Bundles that include Enhanced Payroll for Accountants will see a price change due to the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll price increase.
  • Diamond customers are excluded from the payroll price changes.

Q: What regions are affected by these increases?

A: The pricing shown here affects the United States only.

Q: What if I currently have an existing discount or promotion?

A: We will honor any special pricing through the duration of the promotion. Once the promo has lapsed, the customer will be informed of the price increase.

Q: What will happen to my ProAdvisor Bundle pricing?

A: At this time, there is no change to the ProAdvisor Bundles. If this changes, we will notify you 30 days prior. If you purchase the EP4A add-on, your price will change to MSRP $1,400 annually (or $140 per month). The discount of 50% off with ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing, when bundled, still applies ($700 annually or $70 per month).

Q: For Enhanced Payroll for Accountants price increases, is the price per EIN or per subscription?

A: The price change is only per Enhanced Payroll for Accountant subscriptions, at this time there is no increase or added cost based on the number of EINs managed by each subscription.

Q: How long until the pricing changes again?

A: Price increases aren't tied to a calendar schedule. All customers impacted by a price change are notified by email. We’ll continue to give you advance notice of any changes we make to your pricing.

Q: Doesn’t this price increase cut out the small businesses you’re trying to help get started? How does QuickBooks plan to support these businesses?

A: We’re working to help more small businesses grow and thrive—and we’ve declared the goal that we will improve the success rate of all small businesses on our platform by 10% over the national average by 2025. The QuickBooks platform provides tremendous value to small businesses with access to a connected, AI-driven expert platform that gives them access to capital, banking services, payroll, payments and moreall of which when combined has a direct impact on improving the success rate of small businesses around the world.

Q: How can I migrate from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online? Where can I learn more about migrating?

A: QuickBooks Online provides many great benefits over desktop, such as remote access, enhanced flexibility and real-time collaboration. Migration from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Online Advanced is easier than ever. We now have a better migration process that helps your clients discover the flexibility of QuickBooks Online more quickly. No need to start over againjust move your desktop file to a QuickBooks Online company.

You can migrate your clients anytime and take advantage of the ongoing 30% off ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing. Or client-billed QuickBooks Online subscribers with a QuickBooks Online Payroll subscription can take advantage of annual billing and save 10%.

Learn more at Move your QuickBooks Desktop file to QuickBooks Online, or call us at 888-241-3279 for a personalized migration consultation.

Q: I’m not yet ready for QuickBooks Online. How can I move to QuickBooks Enterprise?

A: QuickBooks Enterprise is a great choice for product-based businesses with inventory who are looking for enhanced visibility and control to help power their growing business. Learn more about how to upgrade to Enterprise.

Q: What other payroll options do QuickBooks Desktop customers have?

A: QuickBooks Desktop users have other payroll options available. 

Desktop customers have the option to take advantage of QuickBooks Online Payroll with or without migrating their accounting QuickBooks online.

You can enroll your accountant-billed clients in QuickBooks Online Payroll anytime and pass along your ongoing 30% off ProAdvisor Preferred Pricing. Or new client-billed QuickBooks Online Payroll subscribers can take advantage of a 30% off for 12 months promotionand if they choose annual billing, they save an ongoing 10% per year on their payroll subscription fee. 

See more details about QuickBooks Online Payroll here, or contact us at 1-866-869-4860.

Q: Who can I contact if I have any additional questions about these changes?

A: If you have more questions regarding this change, please call 1-800-4-INTUIT or see other Help options here.

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