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Release notes for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2020

The following changes, improvements, and fixes were made to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2020. Later releases (ones with higher numbers) include all changes in earlier releases.

This notice is provided as a convenience for our customers and is not intended to supplement, modify, or extend the Intuit software license agreement between Intuit and the customer for any Intuit product or service.

Product updates can be downloaded through the program or from the download page.

Release 8 (R8) March 2021

What’s important about Release 8?

QuickBooks Payments Fixed an issue where connection to e-invoice payments would sometimes fail.
Multi-user Fixed an issue where some users couldn’t access Pay Bills.
Other issue fixes
  • Fixed an application error that could sometimes occur when selecting the Community icon on the Home Page.
  • Fixed an application error that could sometimes occur while printing 1099/1096 forms.

 

What’s important about Release 7?

Tax 1099 NEC and MISC Provide support for new IRS 1099-NEC forms, process changes, and reporting.
Issue Fixes
  • Fixed an application failure that could sometimes occur editing invoice line items on Big Sur.
  • Fixed an application failure that could sometimes occur entering amounts in Setup Budget in full screen mode.
  • Fixed an application failure that could sometimes occur using the Date Picker with an invalid character in the date field on macOS Big Sur.
  • Fixed an issue with getting an error trying to QuickReport from an invoice Sales Tax item.
  • Fixed some validation errors that could sometimes occur importing IIF files.

What’s important about Release 6?

Bug Fixes

macOS Big Sur 11
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur adding classes in the DLT window.
  • Fixed a problem that could sometimes occur where the Download Transactions window would not close when adding transactions.
  • Fixed a problem where the Date Picker and QuickMath would not work properly.
  • Fixed a UI problem where the increase/decrease button icons were missing in list windows.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur after closing/re-opening a file.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur editing an item.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur using the Date Picker in an invoice form.
  • Fixed a problem where center aligned fields in a form would sometimes disappear.
  • Fixed a problem where field values in a forms window would sometimes not display correctly justified.
  • Fixed a problem where icons were not appearing in Report Center.
  • Fixed a problem that could sometimes occur where the Open a File dialog window would not close.
  • Fixed a problem where the Action button in the Transaction Center was not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where the Company Toolbar would sometimes remain visible after closing a company.
  • Fixed a problem where the Preferences window would not draw the content correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where values in the transaction list panel would sometimes shift out of view.
General
  • Added Upgrade to Latest QuickBooks icon to Home Page toolbar.
  • Added Upgrade to Latest QuickBooks menu item to 'QuickBooks' menu.
  • Adjusted an Online Banking timeout that could sometimes occur when setting up online banking.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur entering a negative quantity on an invoice.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur clicking in the Report Center after an invalid search.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur keying down through the Bank Account in the check register.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur by quitting QuickBooks with the Download Transactions window open.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur receiving a payment
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur reordering and removing columns on a report.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur selecting the Restore button in the register while using the Download Transactions window.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when closing a file with an unsaved transaction.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when reopening a file in multi-user mode while the Download Transactions window is in use.
  • Fixed a problem that could sometimes happen where the Payments window would not close.
  • Fixed a problem where the edit list item window would sometimes not match the item being edited.
  • Fixed a problem where a new job is not selected after being added.
  • Fixed a problem where an E-Invoice balance due could sometimes be uploaded incorrectly.
  • Fixed a problem where Export to Excel would sometimes fail due to Catalina OS security checks.
  • Fixed a problem where not all available email accounts would get listed in Emails Forms window on Catalina OS.
  • Fixed a problem where Service Items tab view on Imports was barely visible.
  • Fixed a problem where tabbed window titles could sometimes get swapped opening/closing files.
  • Fixed a problem where the company filename would sometimes not correctly appear in the Toolbar after closing/reopening the file.
  • Fixed a problem where the pay online link would sometimes not display correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where the report sidebar was missing on the Sales and Other Revenue report.
  • Fixed a problem where the Sales Rep would sometimes not round trip with QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.
  • Fixed a problem where the Statement Charges icon in the toolbar wouldn't open the expected window.
  • Fixed a problem where you could sometimes not delete a digit from a negative number in QuickMath

What's important about Release 5?

  • Stability improvements
  • Updates in In Product Help
1099 E-File
  • Modified "Intuit E-File 1099 Service" menu item to appear only after signing up for e-filing.
e-Invoice
  • Fixed a bug where the full amount on e-invoice recorded deposits (more than 6 digits) get shortened or cut off.
Merchant account
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when turning on payments.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when closing a credit card payment window.
Printing
  • Improved check printing security by always printing a 4-digit year on the check date.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when closing the Pay Bills window.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when rearranging items in Chart of Accounts.
  • Fixed a problem where the New Account window unintentionally closes.
  • Fixed a visual bug where an error during a Sales Receipt import becomes unreadable when in Dark Mode.
In Product Help
  • Updated help content information to "Go to Find" in search options.
  • Updated help content with information about 1099 e-Filing.
  • Updated help content with information on changing Toolbar color.

What's important about Release 4?

  • E-file 1099 - New Feature
1099 E-File
  • Added support for 1099 E-Filing as a filing method.
Multiuser
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur while disconnecting from a multiuser shared file.
Printing
  • Fixed an issue where the mailing label alignment doesn't update when adjusted on the print sheet.
Sales Tax
  • Fixed an issue where Sales Tax group could incorrectly appear in table rows after memorizing an invoice.
Transactions
  • Fixed an issue where the transaction history sidebar could clear out after memorizing an estimate.
User Permissions
  • Fixed an issue where company file permissions could get changed unexpectedly.

What's important about Release 2?

  • Stability improvements
  • Updated In Product Help
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a '?' help button in Bounced Checks window that wasn't working correctly.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur closing the Home Page/Snapshot window.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur creating a check with no bank accounts yet created.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur opening settings in Invoice ePayments.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when using the system color picker.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur while trying to match downloaded bank transactions
  • Fixed a problem where a second report window would sometimes not open correctly after re-opening a company file.
  • Fixed a problem where account colors would sometimes not convert correctly from older upgraded company files.
  • Fixed a problem where badges on Home Page icons could sometimes not update correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where chosen account colors could sometimes not change when switching accounts.
  • Fixed a problem where custom form templates were not listed alphabetically.
  • Fixed a problem where the customer combo box in Write Checks would sometimes show as empty.
  • Fixed a problem where the date picker could sometimes remain visible with no window under it.
  • Fixed a problem where the first check number to print was sometimes check number zero (0).
  • Fixed a problem where the QB Server window would sometimes shift out of view when resizing.
  • Fixed a problem where the subtitle field would sometimes not updated in Report windows.
In Product Help
  • Updated help content for Bounced Check processing.
  • Updated help content for Company Snapshot
  • Updated help content for Create Invoices.
  • Updated help content for credit and debit card processing.
  • Updated help content for Invoice ePayments
  • Updated help content for QuickBooks Payments
  • Updated help content for Report customization.
  • Updated help content in "What's New" Feature Tour window.

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