Intuit release regular updates for all its QuickBooks versions including Pro, Premier, and Enterprise every year. In this blog post, we will cover all the new features and improvements in the latest updates for the QB Desktop 2020 versions and Enterprise 20.0.

The blog post is divided into 5 sections or Releases the latest being March 2020 release.

Make sure that you enable automatic updates in your QB to benefit from these latest updates. Also, you can get in touch with the QuickBooks Experts of supportforerror to learn about and install the latest update for your QB.

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Release 6 (R6) – March 2020

Details of Release 6

Intuit Account Login 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 User is now asked to log in to their聽Intuit account聽while:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 When the user tries to create a new company file

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 When the user wants to open an existing file

Simplify Install聽 We have improved the migration tool for moving QB from one computer and it is more reliable now.
Federal W4 Changes 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Payroll reports & Export to .xml now contains data from the new W-4
TSheets Integration 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 If you want to create a new TSheets account now, you will need your existing聽Intuit account聽login.
Fixed Asset Manager 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 We have updated the Fixed Asset Manager for Tax Year 2019. It also comes withe TY19 Auto Limits update as well as the Vehicle depreciation safe harbor election.
GMail Security Fix 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Sending mails from QuickBooks through Gmail’s secured option will now show a pop-up window instead of an embedded browser in order to comply with additional changes to Google’s privacy policy.
1099 Misc E-Filing through Intuit 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 QB Desktop customers will be able to efile 1099 Misc forms via an Intuit service, in addition to the Tax 1099 service.
Bug Fixes 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved an error where the “See History” link for an invoice seemed blank because credits were applied to it.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved an issue that triggered the prior invoice number to display when recording a bounced check against a particular invoice

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved the issue that caused an error while sending a sales receipt email for E-check payment.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved an issue that caused the timestamp in the Transactions tab to show 1969 for memorized transactions.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved an issue that caused the Cost to Complete by Job Detail report to show all zeros.

Release 5 (R5) – December 2019

Details of Release 5

These are the modifications for the 2020 Payroll compliance.

US Federal W-4 2020 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 QuickBooks Payroll now supports the new 2020 W-4 as well as continuing to support the 2019 and prior W-4.
Payroll Reports聽 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You can now generate reports for State Mandated Retirement deductions for Oregon, Illinois and California.
US Payroll Compliance 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Payroll has been updated to ensure continued compliance with United States payroll tax laws.
Simplify Install 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The install experience has been updated to be easier and more stable.
Preview PDF attachment with email聽 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 QuickBooks now automatically shows a preview of the email attachments.
Landed cost v2 (QBES) 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Have the flexibility to calculate landed costs for transactions under closed accounting period as well.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Added the option to use聽COGS account for Landed cost calculation in addition to Other Current Asset account type.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Added the option to choose the聽print bill functionality聽with or without Landed cost.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You can filter Shipping and Handling bills using the bill status.

Payroll Liability Reminder 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You can now set up reminders/alerts for payroll liability due dates in third party applications like MS Outlook, Google Calendar, iCalendar and Windows Calendar. You can also export these events in .ics files which can be imported into any calendar application.
Bug Fixes 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed an issue which showed incorrect results in the income or bill tracker filtering transactions by ‘Last Fiscal YTD’.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed an issue where PO number field entered on an invoice appears blank when transactions for a given customer are exported as a report.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed an issue where multiple email addresses in the main email field for a customer were not getting imported using IIF Import.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Customers who receive combined email for multiple invoices with payment links can now see correct due date for the invoices.

Release 4 (R4) November 2019

This update came with updates for the internal systems of QB and did not affect the user experience. Therefore, we will not be mentioning the changes.

Release 3 (R3) October 2019

Details of Release 3

  • Now, users can access QB Capital for payments customers.
  • You also get the option to self set-up for Employees.
QB Capital 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Payments customers now have access to QB Capital, an Intuit provided loan program, as a business funding option
Payments聽 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 QuickBooks Desktop payroll users now have easy access to activating payments services
Payroll Onboarding 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Employers can now invite employees to self-setup via a secure website
Other updates 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Updated to comply with new Gmail requirements

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 QuickBooks 2020 is now compatible with Microsoft Office 2019

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Automated payment reminders can now be combined into a single email for customers who also use QuickBooks Payments

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Easy activation of payments services for existing payroll customers

Bug Fixes 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Corrected help links for landed cost (QBES)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Provided link to solution when QuickBooks asks to close all Outlook windows when sending invoices

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved issue preventing printing of more than 10 picklists (QBES)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed issue with item warning message when class is not assigned (when prompt for assigning classes is turned on)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed crash when entering a memorized transaction with date prior to dividing date

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 In Send Reminder window, the “Send” button will be disabled when there are no emails to send

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Send Reminder window will close when pressing the “esc” key

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Checks will no longer show “To be printed” after printing if “Enter” key is used instead of mouse pointer

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved crash when applying credits on the same job

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed the Service Messages unavailable error in Update Now option

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 When selecting “Need your review” ribbon, all appropriate transactions will display regardless of initial filter

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Can now enter up to 400 Ship to addresses via QuickBooks Software Developer Kit (SDK)

Release R1 (R1) – September 2019

Bug Fixes 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Exporting a large report to Excel now supports more than 256 columns

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fixed exception handling issue when selecting the Statement Writer “Cancel” button

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Performance enhancements for FIFO enabled company files (especially effective for large company files)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved issue where you had difficulties resizing the reports window when using multi-monitor mode with a vertical monitor

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 QuickBooks will now correctly install without internet connection

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You can now modify a contact after converting a lead into a customer

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Clicking back on Self-Help window now takes you back to the previous page, not the primary search screen

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resolved issue where you were unable to send general journal entries from QuickBooks


We hope that now you understand what Releases are and how they impact QuickBooks users. You can go through this blog post again if you have any doubts or you can get in touch with us. Call on the toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1800-366-1468 to talk to us.