15 Nov Older Version Notes
Older Version Notes
It has been the practice of Intuit starting 1999, to release an annual upgrade to the product. While it is not required to upgrade each year (when upgrading you can skip versions) if there is a feature that has been added that makes sense, it is recommended. There are exceptions to that rule, for example, tax table subscriptions are only available for the current and two previous versions. The same is true for technical support. If the Assisted Payroll Service is used, the QuickBooks file is required to be converted to the most current version in a reasonable amount of time. While some consultants continue to support the older versions, typically every few years at least each client can find something that makes it worth upgrading.
Intuit has instituted a Sunset Policy which means that payroll subscriptions and technical support are only available for the current and two previous versions. Typically the change takes effect around April of the subsequent year. For example, as of May 2005, only US versions 2005, 2004, and 2003 will be supported.