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Intuit Will Sunset 2016 QuickBooks Desktop Products

Intuit will Sunset 2016 QuickBooks Desktop Products


If you are currently using a 2016 version (or older) of QuickBooks Desktop, you may be impacted by the May 31st “QuickBooks Sunset”. What is sunsetting you ask? Sunsetting is when a company chooses to stop supporting an older product. For QuickBooks users, in addition to the end of actual technical support, this also means discontinuation of Payroll, Credit Card Processing, Bill Pay, Online Banking, QuickBooks Email, Accountants Copy Transfer Service and some other functions. 

It is Intuit’s policy to sunset QuickBooks’ versions about every 3 years after their release. Why might you ask? Because at any given time Intuit has to provide tech support for three or four different versions of QuickBooks that run on three or four different operating systems while maintaining the infrastructure and software to allow these versions to communicate with payroll, credit card processing, the file transfer service, and other areas. 

After May 31, 2019, access to Intuit add-on services will be discontinued for all QuickBooks 2016 (or older) Desktop products. If you don’t use any of the add-on services or require live technical support, you can continue to use your 2016 (or older) version.


  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
  • QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions (will have access until the expiration of your Full-Service Plan)
  • QuickBooks Desktop Accountant
  • QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale


If it’s time for you to update or upgrade to one of the 2019 versions of QuickBooks, be sure to get in touch with us right away. As QuickBooks Solution Providers, we can help you choose the best fit for your company, AND provide the best available pricing for your new package.


Erin Riley

I am the Social Media/Digital Marketing and Special Projects manager at VARC Solutions, located outside of Houston, TX. I assists our senior bookkeeper and staff with all aspects of QuickBooks but primarily focusing on reconciliations and payroll. I received my AA in Business and BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston Clear Lake. I spent over 15 years in the transportation industry overseeing Management, Accounting, and Human Resources. I am also TSheets certified. #teamVARC

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