Intuit announced that they will no longer support all versions of their 2013 QuickBooks Desktop as of May 31, 2016.  What does that mean for users?

  • If you do not upgrade to a newer version, don’t expect Intuit to help you if you need it, via live chat or phone.
  • If you are running payroll through QuickBooks important calculations (like taxes) will be wrong.
  • Access to add-on services will stop, as well as online backup and online banking.


Odds are if you are still using QB 2013 desktop you haven’t explored your options in accounting systems in quite a while.  Unless you need to use QB desktop (i.e.- you have a construction company using job costing), you should really be using a cloud-based application.  My personal favorite and the system I use for my own business is Xero. There are other options as well that you can read about here, but for modern businesses the most powerful and convenient accounting systems are in the cloud.

Not sure what solution is right for your business? Feel free to schedule a consultation with me.