QuickBooks Desktop Transitions to Subscription Model with the 2022 Release

Intuit has recently announced it is transitioning to annual subscription model pricing and eliminating its product license software for purchase for Pro & Premier products. Beginning with the 2022 release, you will no longer be able to make a one-time purchase of a license for the Desktop product and have Intuit’s support for 3 years. Instead, you will be subscribing for a license to use the software for one year. The annual subscription pricing is based on number of users and not per-company, so you are still able to manage unlimited companies with one subscription (unlike a QBO subscription which is per company). This remains a desktop-based software, and your data is NOT hosted/stored in the cloud. Since this is a subscription-based pricing model you will need to renew annually and if not renewed, the software will no longer be accessible.  However, you will retain access to your company data file stored on your device.

The subscription will include the following:

  • Access to the latest version, with the most up-to-date features and security patches
  • Up to 38% faster, more reliable QuickBooks computing power (64-bit)
    • Please note that if you have an older 32-bit computer you will NOT be able to use the 2022 version, which requires a 64-bit compatible Windows operating system.
  • Unlimited customer support
  • Intuit Data Protect (data backup service – PC version)
  • QuickBooks Desktop Mobile App (for receipt management, uploading bills and other attachments)

Subscription Pricing:

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus 2022

1 user $350/year

3 user $750/year

QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus 2022

1 user $550/year

3 user $1,150/year

5 user $1,750/year

Currently, Intuit is offering a first-year, $100 OFF discount per user, for the first year only!

For all you QuickBooks Desktop users that own versions prior to 2021 and are unsure if you want to subscribe to the new subscription-based pricing model, Intuit is offering a limited-time exception for the purchase of Desktop Pro and Premier 2021 product licenses (supported by Intuit through May 2024). These products will be available until December 10, 2021, through our Intuit U.S. Accountant Sales Consultant, Alan Rockowitz. To purchase, contact Alan at 520-848-5965, or email Alan at  Be sure to let Alan know that you are a valued client of Tronconi Segarra & Associates so that you receive our ProAdvisor Price. Product ProAdvisor pricing is as follows:

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2021

1 user $359.99

2 user $584.99

3 user $809.99

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2021

1 user $584.99

2 user $899.99

3 user $1,259.99

For questions and additional information, please contact Anne Marie Niedzialowski, Senior General Ledger Specialist at Tronconi Segarra & Associates. She can be reached at (716) 633-1373 or


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