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The Complete Guide To QuickBooks Desktop Pricing

QuickBooks pricing is confusing and hard to find, but we've got it all compiled and summarized here.

    Erica Seppala
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    Gwendolyn Murray

    I was excited to see this article until I realized there was NO pricing listed for QuickBooks Accountant versions

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Gwendolyn,

      We have a separate post on The 6 Industry-Specific Editions Of QuickBooks that includes the Accountant version, and pricing options. Hope that helps!

        Dyrell Hicks

        I appreciate the price compilation, but yours and all others I’ve looked for so far don’t mention this distinction– Seeking clarification:

        In prior desktop versions the payroll tables were running $700 a year for the subscription. This was not to have QB write the paychecks, but just to get the tables needed for the QB desktop software to be happy compiling the needed government online reports for payroll.

        Does anyone know if the online QB or the new desktop subscription, either one includes these tax tables? Or will there still be the $700 a year on top of either?

        Mention in pricing compilations is always made of a “payroll” add-on but it is not clear if that is QB writing checks for you, or just allowing access to tax tables so you can print them yourself.

        I am almost desperate enough to try to call QB and find out!

          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Dyrell,

          We haven’t seen anything from QB mentioning that there are any tax table add-ons or updates that cost an additional fee. Per QuickBooks, anyone with a QB Payroll subscription can download updated tax tables (for Desktop) or get automatic updates (for QBO).

            John S

            Hello MM; I am trying to help a small NFP client who provide services for the needy and indigent; IN order to do that we need a QB license; Prefer 2020; can use 2019 possibly. In search for 1 single license non subscription, for either version. Do you know a source? I may have Clients who are interested in merchant processing btw. Glad to refer them to you as they come our way.
            Thanks!
            John

              Jessica Dinsmore

              Hi John,

              When QB announced its new pricing model, it sold one-time licenses for QB 2021. If they do sell prior versions, it’s not something they advertise so our best recommendation is to simply contact QuickBooks directly to find out more. Sorry, we couldn’t give you an easy answer! But thanks so much for posting!

                Ash Sharma

                I have an extra 2020 qb desktop version that I never used.

                I do not know if we are allowed to sell. Will check tomorrow with supplier.

                Ash

                  Niranjan morar

                  I’m very much interested in buying a non subscription package of quick books pro . I am using a very old version of quick books pro but have misplaced all the cd’ s . It’s for a very small business of maximum 20 clients. Also the old version will not be able to load on my Mac. What will the package cost (once off payment)

                    Debbie VanDeHey

                    what are you asking for this?

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