Re: Wondering why annual subscription costs so much?
Depends on what version of desktop you have. You did not say, Nor did you say if $400 was higher or lower than what you pay. Payroll is always extra cost. Pro as an annual subscription is $299.95 at full list, same price as non-Plus version that is good fro 3 years. https://quickbooks.intuit.com/desktop/pro/
They tried to charge me $720 for the year!!! Glad my card was expired!!! WTH????? Going on chat or calling in the morning!!! What a waste of my time!!!!!!!
For Pro Desktop with enhanced 3 company unlimited employees and no monthly fees and including "free" newest version of QB each year I paid $795 back in January. Depending on what you have and use $720 could be accurate.
$720 also happens to be the list price for 12 monthly payments for QBO Plus and with th erecent price increase to $70/month I saw then $720 as an annual payment is a discount.
ALthough you tagged your quet as Desktop you never did say which version of desktop you have or if you even have desktop but QBO instead, for which there are currently 4 versions ranging from $20 to $150 per month. A $400 example might be Essentials at $40/month