Every year when the new editions of QuickBooks editions are released, Intuit discontinues services for certain older versions. This is referred to as the sunset of the version. In general, a QuickBooks desktop edition can live for up to 3 years. After that time, all bets are off… The software might continue to work, but connected services will not, and there will certainly be no security or compatibility updates beyond that point. For businesses using QuickBooks 2018 and planning to continue using their software and data – you need to upgrade now.
May 31, 2021 marks the end of access to add-on services for QuickBooks Desktop 2018 (Windows).
This means that QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2018 and Enterprise 18 will no longer be able to connect to add-on services such as payroll or merchant services. For Pro and Premier users, the software will continue to run, but there will not be any availability of add-on or connected services or live technical support.
The discontinuation (sunset) also means that you will no longer get critical security updates for the QuickBooks 2018 software. With this being the case, and especially if you expect to continue using your QuickBooks 2018 software without connected services, make sure to install all security and other updates your software receives before June 1, 2021.
Here’s the list of products impacted by the discontinuation of services after 31 May 2021:
- QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018
- QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2018 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 18 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
- QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2018
Products for which services will be discontinued after 27 April 2021:
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 and 19.0 will lose access to QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 12 payments services
Products for which services will be discontinued after 10 August 2021:
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 will lose access to QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18 payments services
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