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Quickbooks Premier Accountants Edition 2019

I last updated my accounts in July 2013 when all was well. I have just tried to open the software but there is a message that Desktop no longer works. I have been advised by telephone to download a trial version and then I will have to export my data as a csv file. I really need a bit more information / help than this. Is it possible to transfer the data (and historic) to an online version?

This is becoming quite urgent now and has come out of the blue.



Quickbooks Premier Accountants Edition 2019

Welcome to the Community space, Alanj1.


Let me share some updates about QuickBooks Desktop UK.


Due to the recent changes made to the accounting and tax regulations, Intuit has made the decision to discontinue all QBDT services for our UK-based customers by 30th June 2023. This includes all versions of QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, and Enterprise. 


As mentioned by the representative, you can download, install and use this 30-day version of QuickBooks Desktop 2021 to help you move your data out of QBDT. Then, to export your QBDT data, here's what you'll need to do:


  1. Back up your QuickBooks Desktop data
  2. Export your lists and create a detailed chart of accounts report, plus open transaction reports to help you set up. 
  3. Download all your sales and purchase invoices, then complete the following: 
    1. Go to Preferences and remove the period end date.
    2. Check any spelling and notification of changes made before you start – this will let you print without having to confirm multiple times.
  4. Select the invoices for the year you want to download.
    1. Note: You can download the entire year. We recommend downloading invoices by month if you have more than 25 invoices per month. You can print or download the invoices as a PDF and save them in a folder
  5. Download and save copies of all your bank statements.
  6. In your new accounting system, enter the opening balances into your chart of accounts and import your customer and supplier lists.
  7. Finally, re-create or import your open transactions and adjust your open balances accordingly.


For more information about this process, you can check out this article: QuickBooks Desktop discontinuation support.


If you have other product concerns or additional questions about your QBDT data, let me know by commenting below. I'm always here to answer them for you.

Level 11

Quickbooks Premier Accountants Edition 2019


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