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Release notes for QuickBooks Desktop 2019

Learn what’s new and improved in the latest updates to QuickBooks Desktop 2019 and Enterprise 19.0.

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

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.

Release 12 (R12) - March 2020

What's important about Release 12?

Intuit Account Login
Simplify Install 
  • The migration tool for moving QuickBooks from one computer to another is improved and more reliable.
Federal W4 Changes
  • Payroll reports and Export to .xml now includes information from the new W-4
Scope Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug that showed an error when selecting eCheck as the customer payment method
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue to show Company file names when QuickBooks is launched
  • Fixed an issue that caused a "QuickBooks has stopped working" error when multiple versions of QuickBooks are launched on the same computer

What's important about Release 10?

  • Email security
  • Improved the email security when using the Gmail option, to comply with Google's privacy policy.
  • Simplified install experience, improving stability and performance.

What's important about Release 7?

  • Change to QuickBooks File Manager password reset
QuickBooks File Manager Password Reset
  • License based password reset replaces the challenge based password reset process.

What's important about Release 6?

  • VAT Changes
  • IIF Import Improvements
Making Tax Digital (MTD)
  • This is a key part of the government's plans to make it easier for businesses and individuals to get their tax right and stay on top of their affairs. The scope includes:
    • Sign up to report VAT through software OR sign up a client to report VAT through software
    • View future obligations and previous returns in BTA
    • Retrieve obligations and submit return
UK Payroll Welsh & Post Graduate Student Loan
  • QuickBooks Desktop Payroll will support collections of Postgraduate Student Loan from the tax year starting from April 5, 2019 for employees who have borrowed funding for postgraduate studies such as Master's and Ph.D. This collection is independent of the pre-existing collection of student loans and can be deducted simultaneously via payroll where applicable.
UK Payroll - Year on Year Compliance Changes
  • QuickBooks Desktop Payroll will support Welsh Income Tax Rates from tax year starting from April 6, 2019. Welsh taxpayers employed or in receipt of a taxable pension will have the letter 'C' (Cymru) as a prefix to their tax code.
IFF Duplicate Data Lines
  • If you have an IIF import file that have duplicate data lines, the file will now import successfully EXCEPT for the duplicate data lines.
IIF Import for items with hidden parents
  • Accounts, customers, class and stock items with hidden parents will now import successfully.
IIF Import Bug Fixes
  • Bug fixes include:
    • Invoices that have both invoice and credit lines now import successfully
    • Deposit transactions with 2 decimal points will now import
    • Issues with importing employee names has been resolved
    • Format for time in decimal and hours only is now supported
    • Field for Doc Reference number for payments and bills has been extended from 11 to 20 characters

No Release 5 (R5) updates for Canada or United Kingdom

What's important about Release 4?

  • IIF improvements
Accountant's Copy File Transfer
  • We've made improvements to the ACFT experience for better collaboration with accountants.
  • Enhanced IIF import and fixes to common bugs and known issues:
    • Accept decimal and standard time format in the Timer activity record
    • IIF import for employee names
    • IIF invoice to allow negative quantity in the same invoice
    • Fixed the spelling to ENDTNS

What's important about Release 3?

  • Improvements to Invoice Tracker
  • SDK enhancements
  • Troubleshoot and fix errors related to saving forms as pdf or printing them

Accounts Receivable
  • Fixed an issue causing an invoice form to freeze for users with Microsoft Outlook (all versions) installed.
Bank Feeds
  • Improved messaging & fixes for common error scenarios in Bank Feeds.
  • Fixed an issue with transfer credit not getting applied
  • Stock reports are now using the correct term ("Stock" instead of "Stock")
Invoice Status Tracker
  • Support for QuickBooks Email
  • Messaging for Outlook 2010 customers to outline unavailability of Viewed Status due to technical limitations of this Outlook version
  • Fixes for known bugs and stability improvements
Print PDF
  • Users will now have a troubleshoot button to fix errors when saving forms as PDF or printing them.
Right Networks
  • Fixed! Issue with QB crash in RightNetworks when setting region and Language
User Interface
  • Improved error messages with clear instructions if action is required.

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