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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 11?

  • Updates for 2020 payroll compliance
US Federal W-4 2020
  • QuickBooks Payroll now supports the new 2020 W-4 as well as continuing to support the 2019 and prior W-4.
Payroll Reports 
  • You can now generate reports for State Mandated Retirement deductions for Oregon, Illinois and California.
US Payroll Compliance
  • Payroll has been updated to ensure continued compliance with United States payroll tax laws.
Simplify Install
  • The install experience has been updated to be easier and more stable.
Payroll Status for Direct Deposit 
  • View the detailed status of direct deposit payroll without have to check emails or call CARE
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused the warning message "Items not assigned classes" to not display while saving a reimbursable invoice.
  • Fixed an unintended warning to some users when opening the Employee center

What's important about Release 10?

  • Access to QuickBooks Capital
  • Employee self-setup
  • Email security
QuickBooks Capital
  • Payments customers now have access to QuickBooks Capital as a business funding option.
Payroll
  • You can now activate manual payroll from the Preferences menu.
  • Employers can now invite employees to self setup via a secure website.
Email
  • Improved the email security when using the Gmail option, to comply with Google's privacy policy.
Install
  • Simplified install experience, improving stability and performance.
Accountant's Copy
  • Resolved issue causing QuickBooks to crash when importing a .qby file.
Bug Fixes
  • Resolved issue preventing changes to contact details after converting a lead to a customer.
  • Enabled users to be able to print unlimited pick-lists at once (QBES).
  • Corrected issue when using Last Fiscal YTD filter on Bill and Income Tracker.
  • Linked to a solution when QuickBooks asks to have all Outlook windows closed when sending invoices.

What's important about Release 9?

  • Updates to Payroll compliance
Payroll compliance
For Payroll users in the following states
  • Indiana (except Assisted). You're now able to set up your employees' State Occupational Code(SOC) as seasonal and file State Unemployment Income (SUI) quarterly using the XLT tool.
  • Maine. You can now set up your employees' SOC as seasonal.
  • Washington. You can now identify and correct Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) discrepancies before quarterly filing.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where the invoice history appears as blank if you use the credit memo to pay the invoice.
  • Fixed the Payments Login icon issue when emailing an invoice.
  • Fixed the issue where an error page displays when a user clicks Customers - Link Payment Services to Company File.
  • Fixed an issue to show Past Due stamp after clicking What's New when on an invoice.
  • Fixed the error that appeared when closing Accountant copy files.

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.
Bug Fixes
  • Bug fixes include:
    • Resolved issue where discrepancies were observed when accountant copied files were used for Pick, Pack, and Ship.
    • Fixed an issue with credit cardholder name not appearing in an EMV transaction.

What's important about Release 6?

  • IIF Import improvements and bug fixes
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.
Import for items with hidden parents
  • Accounts, customers, class and inventory 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
Performance Performance improvement for FIFO enabled company files when saving inventory related transactions (especially effective for large company files)
Data corruption resolved
The issue that caused data corruption when voiding an invoice that was created from a sales order has been resolved.
Incorrect reporting resolved The issue that was causing the Inventory Stock Status by Site and the Inventory Valuation Summary by Site to display twice the correct quantity has been resolved.


What's important about Release 5?

  • Fixed! Error 1328
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that will cause Error 1328 for some users when installing Release 4 (R4).


What's important about Release 4?

  • Payroll compliance and onboarding
  • Self Help experience
  • TSheets integration
Accountant's Copy File Transfer
  • We've made improvements to the ACFT experience for better collaboration with accountants.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed! Crash issue while applying credits to Invoice
  • Fixed! Error when closing QBA files if you have 2019 and lower QuickBooks version on the same PC
Fixed Asset Manager
  • Update for calculations in order to support the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017
IIF
  • 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 qty in the same invoice
    • Fixed the spelling to ENDTRNS
Payroll Compliance
  • QBDT Payroll products are completely compliant with US tax laws giving you complete confidence that you are paying your employees right.
Payroll reports
  • You can now generate "State Mandated Retirement" reports for states that require reporting of retirements deductions from each employee’s paycheck.
Payroll Onboarding The following issues are now fixed!
  • We've incorporated a simpler and faster in-product Payroll purchase experience.
  • After purchase, you can easily onboard to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. With the ‘Express Setup’ option, you can quickly add your employees, set up their pay and benefits and run your first payroll.
Self Help
  • Improved discovery of content and Intuit support channels in the help panel.
TSheets
Integration
  • Integrate your TSheets account directly from within QuickBooks with an updated integration method.
  • Set up a TSheets account directly within QuickBooks before integrating.

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.
Inventory
  • Cycle count allows you to keep a track of the actual inventory at any point in time without having to shut down the warehouse for a few days for a physical inventory count. With the cycle count, you can track inventory in a way that will help reduce pilferage and cost while improving accuracy.
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
Payments
  • Fixed an issue when void transaction is failing
Payroll
  • Sick/Vacation Pay: You can now allow your employees to carry over the limited number of unused sick hours from previous year to the current year and decide the limit on the number of unused sick hours that can be carried over by your employees.
  • Fixed! Employee information is missing after the upgrade.
Pick, Pack, Ship (Enterprise) The following issues are now fixed!
  • Inventory reports using the terminology "stock" instead of "inventory"
  • When in the multi-user mode, locks should now be released on a Sales Order once packing list creation is completed
  • Issue with shipped quantity appearing to be zero in the printed packing slip though it has some value
  • Column alignment issue causing notes overlap with Delivery Date column
  • Clear Search button is now available
  • MC 40 Device: Ghost text in the PO search screen and item search is no longer truncated
Print PDF
  • Users will now have a troubleshoot button to fix errors when saving forms as PDF or printing them.
User Interface
  • Improved error messages with clear instructions if action is required.

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