Important Desktop Product Line-up and Price Changes


Intuit is making important changes to QuickBooks Desktop subscriptions during 2024.  Below we have summarized those changes and listed possible actions to prepare for the upcoming changes.

After July 31, 2024, Intuit will no longer sell new subscriptions to new purchasers of the following Desktop products in the US:

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus
  • QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll

What is not changing:

  • Existing Desktop Pro Plus, Premier Plus, Mac Plus, and Enhanced Payroll subscribers can continue to renew their subscription after July 31, 2024. Intuit will continue to provide security updates, product updates, and support for existing subscribers.  This is a “stop sell” only for new purchasers, not a discontinuation (sunset) of the product line.
  • All QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise subscriptions (Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond) will continue to be available for purchase for new subscribers after July 31, 2024. Enterprise Gold, Platinum, and Diamond include integrated payroll.
  • Accountants can continue purchasing QuickBooks Accountant Desktop Solutions, including ProAdvisor bundles, through Intuit’s Accountant Sales team after July 31, 2024.

What actions to take:

While Intuit is strongly encouraging Desktop clients to move to QuickBooks Online, we realize that some customers may prefer to stay on Desktop at this time. 

  • If you are on non-subscription versions of QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, or Mac and wish to remain on Desktop, we recommend you purchase a QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus, Premier Plus, or Mac Plus subscription through Intuit’s Sales team before July 31, 2024.
  • If you are on Pro Plus or Premier Plus and have been considering Desktop Payroll, Intuit recommends purchasing a QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll subscription before July 31, 2024, or upgrade to QuickBooks Enterprise Gold, Platinum, or Diamond, which include integrated Payroll and can be purchased after July 31, 2024. Alternatively, QuickBooks Online Payroll is available to Desktop clients and is a standalone full-service payroll solution that also offers HR support, Health and 401(k) benefits.
  • Intuit also recommends that any QuickBooks Desktop clients upgrade to the latest version of the software by July 31, 2024. QuickBooks Desktop 2024 includes the latest features and security updates. If you are on an active QuickBooks Desktop Plus subscription, you will have access to QuickBooks Desktop 2024 with no additional charge and simply have to install the update.

In February 2024, Intuit will notify all QuickBooks Desktop customers of these changes. This will give customers six months to purchase a Desktop accounting or payroll subscription if you want to remain on the Desktop platform.

Other QuickBooks Desktop Product Line-up Changes

Starting on January 8, 2024, the fee for each direct deposit paid through QuickBooks Desktop Payroll will increase to $4 (up from $1.75.)

  • This price change impacts QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll for Accountants when using direct deposit to pay W2 employees.
    • These fees are charged directly from the software and paid as part of payroll processing.
  • For clients on “legacy” Enhanced, Standard, or Basic Payroll plans without monthly per employee fees, the new fee will apply when paying W2 employees via direct deposit.

For additional questions please contact Greenwalt CPAs at 317-241-2999.