This page outlines the reasoning behind the discontinuation of QuickBooks Desktop.
QuickBooks Desktop is not a compliant Making Tax Digital (MTD) solution. Starting from 7 April 2024, HMRC will no longer accept MTD submissions through QuicKBooks Desktop 2016 or newer versions.
If you want to keep submitting VAT following the HMRC guidelines, you’ll need to either switch over to QuickBooks Online before this date or another solution that meets the MTD requirements.
What led to QuickBooks Desktop being discontinued?
Helping you stay compliant is our priority. With the recent changes to accounting and tax regulations, and with more on the horizon, we have decided to discontinue all QuickBooks Desktop services for our UK customers on 30 June, 2023. This includes all versions of QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier and Enterprise.
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