Like every year, Intuit is going to discontinue the QuickBooks versions that are two years old. So, in 2019, Intuit is discontinuing the QuickBooks 2016 versions. That means, all the QB users won’t get any kind services for QuickBooks 2016 versions and this will come into effect from May 31, 2019.

We are notifying all the QuickBooks users about the discontinuation via email, in-product notifications. Well, you might be thinking that how this discontinuation going to affect you if you can still use the 2016 or older versions. Well, we have an answer for you. Once the services for the products get discontinued, you will not be able to enjoy any of the services like support services, add-on services, payroll services etc. So, that means if you face any kind of issue in your QuickBooks software then you won’t be able to get any kind of support from Intuit which can become a big issue for you in the future.

The biggest disadvantage of using 2016 or older version after May 31st is, that you won’t be able to create backup of your data even if you upgrade your software to the latest release. So, we highly recommend you to upgrade your QuickBooks software to the latest release in order to get hassle free services for QuickBooks software. To get additional information, dial our toll-free QuickBooks Customer Service Phone Number +1877-277-3228.

Versions That Are Getting Discontinued

  • QuickBooks Pro 2016
  • QuickBooks Pro Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Enterprise 2016
  • QuickBooks Accountant
  • QuickBooks Mac 2016

Along with these QuickBooks Desktop versions, the payroll services, federal form services, POS services and other important services such as Intuit Data Protect will also get discontinued. You can get more information about the versions and services that are getting discontinued by connecting yourself with the Intuit QuickBooks Support Department.

What Does Service Discontinuation Mean?

The last date when you’ll get the services for your 2016 versions of QuickBooks is May 31, 2019 and after it all the access to add-on services will get discontinued. Along with the add-on services, the QuickBooks 2016 users will also lose the access to live technical support for your QuickBooks Desktop and other integrated applications.

You won’t be able to get access to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Services, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking and other important services after the date. You also won’t get any security update or tax table updates that are required to run the QuickBooks software properly.

To make it simple for you, the beneath table will provide you the information about the products that will be continued and supported after the May 31st 2019.

Fully supported products Products for which services will be discontinued after May 31, 2019
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2019, 2018, 2017 QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2016 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019 QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2016
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 19, 18, 17 QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 16
QuickBooks Desktop Accountant 2019, 2018, 2017 QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 N/A

Upgrade Your QuickBooks To 2019 Versions

As the above table makes it clear that the 2017 & 2018 versions will be continued after May 31st but we highly recommend you to update your product to the latest release i.e, 2019. The reason behind it is that is you upgrade your QuickBooks to 2017 version then you face the same issue again in the next year. Every year, Intuit discontinues all the products which were released two years ago. So, by that logic, the 2017 version will get expired in 2020 and so it’ll be a waste of money and time for you. The 2019 is the latest version currently and it will be supported till 2022 and you will be provided assured services till then.

The QuickBooks software can easily be updated by going into the Help menu of QuickBooks. But, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to update the QuickBooks software. In such scenarios, you can get in touch with QuickBooks 2019 Upgrade Support team by dialing the toll-free number +1877-277-3228.

Services To Be Discontinued After May 31st 2019

Following services will get discontinued after the May 31st 2019:

  • Basic, Standard and Assisted payroll
  • Worker’s Comp
  • QuickBooks Workforce
  • QuickBooks Merchant Services
  • Recurring Payments
  • Automatic Credit Card Billing
  • E-invoicing
  • Intuit Check Solutions
  • QuickBooks Technical Support
  • Accountant’s Copy File Transfer
  • Multicurrency Exchange Rates
  • Bill payment
  • Online Backup
  • Online Banking

All these services are highly important for your day-to-day accounting tasks and loosing the access of these services may hamper your business and you definitely don’t want that to happen. So, the way to get rid of such scenarios is to get the latest version of the QuickBooks software instantly.

System Requirements For 2019 Version Of QuickBooks

Processor Minimum 2.4 Ghz
RAM 4GB required, 8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements:

  • 1-5 Users:  8GB RAM
  • 10 Users: 12GB RAM
  • 15 Users: 16GB RAM
  • 20 Users: 20GB+ RAM
Disk Size
  • 2.5GB of disk space should be available minimum.
  • Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only)
  • Require minimum 4.0GB RAM
  • Double the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only needed from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”
  • US version of Windows (if using US QuickBooks software), Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QuickBooks software)
  • Regional settings are supported when set to English (United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to US/CA only
  • Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access
  • Natively installed – means its was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.
Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive should be available in your system for installation through CDs
Screen Resolution Display must be at least 1280×1024 screen

Get Instant Support To Upgrade QuickBooks To The Latest Release

Hopefully, this article was helpful for you and now you have a proper idea about the discontinuation policy of Intuit. It is almost mandatory to upgrade software to the latest release so that you have a peace of mind that you can use the services till 2022. However, sometimes you may fall into the situations when you can’t upgrade your QuickBooks software to the latest release. If you are also facing some update issues with your QuickBooks software then you can get in touch with us at our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1877-277-3228.

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I was having trouble in my QuickBooks Desktop 2016 version. then i called QuickBooks Tech Support Number. They told me that 2016 got expired and also help me to upgrade my QuickBooks 2016 to QuickBooks 2019. Executives are very kind and helpful.