QuickBooks announced recently that they are not continuing with their desktop software in the UK. This means they won’t be launching a 2022 edition of QuickBooks Desktop. Whilst this may be disappointing to desktop users, with the new agile working that we have all experienced over the last 2 years, we are firm believers that Cloud Accounting has so many added benefits to your business. Take this as a positive opportunity for you to assess which Cloud Accounting package is best suited to your business’s needs.

Why are they discontinuing?

Given the recent changes to accounting and tax regulations, and with more on the horizon, QuickBooks need to ensure you’re on a product that can be supported with regular updates.

With QuickBooks Desktop, customers can miss these updates and use software that is out of date and non-compliant.

When will QuickBooks support end?

QuickBooks support will end on 31 January 2023. This means changes to the VAT rates and Making Tax Digital will not get reflected on your accounting software.

What’s your next step?

We would recommend you book a meeting with one of our Client Managers to discuss your options. We can offer you a free demo of various Cloud Accounting Software. Our clients preferred Cloud Accounting Package is Xero. This is because it is the lead accounting software and here are just some of our reasons why:

  • It is cloud-based: You (and us – your accountants and advisers) can login from any device, wherever you are and have access to your financial information in real-time.
  • Automatic bank feeds: Connect your bank accounts and Xero will automatically import and categorise all your transactions daily. And with just one click you can reconcile them.
  • Automate and streamline your processes: Manage all areas of your business in one place, including payroll, stock, debt collecting, customer relationships and so much more with Xero’s extensive range of add-on products.
  • Cost: Xero is very price competitive, and as we are a Xero Platinum Partner practice, if you sign up with Xero via us, we can pass on our discounts and updates from Xero direct.

Book a free demo or talk to one of our team about your options by calling 01474 853 856 or emailing discovery@a4g-llp.co.uk.

In the meantime, download our free guide below to see how you can use Cloud Accounting Packages to free up your time as an owner manager and help you grow your business.


How Cloud Accounting can free up your time & help you grow your business

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