Why Am I Being Forced Into QuickBooks Online Version?
Question: I keep reading about the QB Premier subscription. Why are we being forced into the online version?
Answer: It’s true that QB Premier 2022 and beyond can only be purchased on a subscription basis. It is not true that this is the online version of QB (QuickBooks Online, aka QBO). A QB Premier subscription is just that — a subscription for which you pay annually. A QB Premier subscription is the same exact QB Premier that you are familiar with, just with some additional features and a different pay structure.
The subscription basis only means that you pay annually to maintain the program, but it is not online nor their “online product.”
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Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.