Learn what’s new and improved in the latest updates to QuickBooks Desktop 2021 and Enterprise 21.0.
We update QuickBooks regularly to give you a better experience and fix issues. These release notes explain what's new and improved.
Each new update includes all the changes from earlier updates.
If you have automatic updates turned on, QuickBooks will download updates for you. You can check for updates manually at any time.
Release 6 (R6) - May 2021
|Reporting||Fixed an issue that prevented opening memorized reports created in QuickBooks 2018. Performing a Rebuild Data after updating to this release repairs memorized reports.|
Release 5 (R5) - April 2021
|User Management / Data Level Permissions||Intuit account will be disconnected from the company file for the QuickBooks Admin user who:|
Non Admin users of QuickBooks Enterprise with the Accounts Payable role can now send a Request for Access (RFA) to the Primary Admin to join the company file Intuit account.
|User Management for Accountant edition||When opening an existing company file, or creating a new one, the admin will be prompted to sign in to their Intuit account.|
|Account Management||Accessing Manage My QuickBooks account, from the Help menu, no longer requires an Intuit account to sign in if the user has already done so elsewhere in the file.|
|Payroll||New Federal compliance rules require Payroll customers using Direct Deposit service to update their Payroll account information by July 31, 2021 to avoid disruption.|
|Discovery hub||A new way to explore the best of what QuickBooks has to offer. Open Discovery Hub via an icon in the top menu bar to learn about the latest and relevant features.|
|Payment Links||Get paid quickly and conveniently by emailing selected customers a secure Payment Link. Collect advance deposits and prepayments on statements or initial consultations.|
|Issue fix||Fixed issue where Processed Payment Receipt wasn't aligned after processing transaction.|
Release 4 (R4) - February 2021
What's important about Release 4?
Data Level Permissions (v1), released in QuickBooks Enterprise 21 R1, provides granular data level access for Customers and Vendors. In R4, this feature supports Employees as well, providing detailed data access at the record level.
|User Management / Data Level Permissions|
|User Management / RFA enhancements||Admin users can now create a request for access (RFA) for the Secondary Admin (Intuit account) role.|
|Tax 1099 NEC and MISC||QuickBooks Desktop now supports 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC print and eFiling.|
Third-party applications can use the latest Software Developer Kit (SDK) to support e-filing of 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC forms for QuickBooks Desktop customers.>
Release 3 (R3) - October 2020
What's important about Release R3?
|Improvements in Online Banking||Users can now|
|Scheduled Statements||Users will now be able to send statements to customers who are dynamically added to the group after the group has already been sent statements.|
|Receipt Management||Users can register a custom email id for the company file and send receipts via email. The emailed receipts will be extracted and can be reviewed before adding to the register. Users can also batch edit and delete the transactions as needed.|
|Inventory Aging Reports|