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Release notes for QuickBooks Desktop 2018

Learn what’s new and improved in the latest updates to QuickBooks Desktop 2018 and Enterprise 18.0.

We update QuickBooks regularly to give you a better experience and fix issues. These release notes explain what's new.

Note that each new update includes all the changes from earlier updates.

If you have automatic updates turned on, QuickBooks will download updates for you. But you can check for updates manually at any time.



Find File
  • Easily find and open your company files with the addition of a file search option on the No company open screen.
Other updates
  • Applying discounts no longer causes a Cash Basis Balance Sheet out of balance issue
  • Users can now activate manual payroll from the Preferences menu
  • Updated to comply with new Gmail requirements
Bug Fixes
  • Company file not longer is changed if Accountant directly copies the .qbw file instead of using the QuickBooks menu option
  • Installer no longer crashes when not connected to the internet

Here’s what’s new in this update.

  • Change in QuickBooks File Manager password reset
QuickBooks File Manager Password Reset
  • Resetting the password now requires using your license information instead of answering challenge questions.

What's important about Release 10?

  • Payroll CA compliance peak season 2018 helps keep our QBDT Payroll product completely compliant with CA tax laws and gives Employers complete confidence that they are paying their employees right.

What's important about Release 8?

Bank Feeds
  • Improved messaging and fixes for common errors in bank feeds
Accounts Receivable
  • Fixed issue that caused the Invoice form to freeze for Users with Microsoft Outlook installed
  • Added a troubleshoot button to fix errors that occur when saving forms as PDF or printing them
User Interface
  • Improved error messages with clear instructions if action is required

What's important about Release 7?

  • QuickBooks Desktop was updated with the January 2018 payroll tax tables.
  • Introduced additional security and verification for pay stubs when being emailed

What's important about Release 4?

  • QuickBooks Desktop was updated with the January 2018 payroll tax tables.
Nova Scotia:
Changes to
​Basic Personal Amount
  • Effective January 1, 2018, Nova Scotia is changing the way TD1 Basic Personal Amounts are calculated, so they will now be determined based on the employee's annual taxable income.
  • Action Required: If you have employees in Nova Scotia, you may need to manually calculate and enter their Provincial TD1 amounts in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. See Changes to TD1 Basic Personal Amount calculation for employees in Nova Scotia to learn how.

What's important about Release 3?

QuickBooks File Manager
  • QuickBooks File Manager (QFM) is now available to be used in QuickBooks Desktop 2018

This notice is provided as a convenience for our customers and is not intended to supplement, modify, or extend the Intuit software license agreement between Intuit and the customer for any Intuit product or service.

Product updates can be downloaded through the program or from this site.

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