QuickBooks is one of the most sought-after Accounting and Bookkeeping software built for the small and mid-sized businesses. Recently, Intuit announced that the QuickBooks 2016 versions will expire on May 31st, 2019. You must upgrade to the QuickBooks 2019 edition if you are using QuickBooks Pro 2016, QuickBooks Premier 2016 or QuickBooks Enterprise 2016. You can get QuickBooks Upgrade Support 2019 by dialing the toll-free QuickBooks Customer Support Phone Number +1888-382-9112.

QuickBooks 2016 Is Expiring

What Happens If You Do Not Upgrade Your QuickBooks?

You would not be able to use many QuickBooks services like tech support services, add-on services, payroll services etc. In case, you run into any error or issue on your QuickBooks, you will be left with only one option which is to get the latest edition of QuickBooks. We will stop providing any technical support for the QuickBooks versions which are released earlier than 2017. We wont be able to help you even if you are willing to pay.

QuickBooks Versions That Are Getting Discontinued

  • QuickBooks Pro 2016
  • QuickBooks Pro Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Enterprise 2016
  • QuickBooks Accountant
  • QuickBooks Mac 2016

You will not be able to use payroll services, federal form services like epay and efile, POS services, tech support services, and other important services such as Intuit Data Protect on any of the above-mentioned QuickBooks versions. You can call on the QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1888-382-9112 to get more information on this.

Why Choose QuickBooks 2019?

As every year, Intuit releases a edition of the QuickBooks software for the year with better features and tools. QuickBooks 2019 is no exception to the above statement and it comes with the promise of fulfilling customer’s orders faster and with more accuracy.

The QuickBooks 2019 features which are getting recognition are:

When Does Service Discontinuation Happen?

As we said earlier, you would not be able to use QuickBooks 2016 (Windows or Mac) May 31, 2019. You will be able to use your QuickBooks 2016 software but the add-on services will be discontinued. Also, you won’t be able to avail the QuickBooks Tech Support Services.

What Does Service Discontinuation Mean?

Intuit will restrict your access to the QB Desktop Payroll Services, Live Tech & Chat Support, Online Backup facility, Online Banking features, and other services from the QB Desktop 2016 software after May 31, 2019.

Fully supported products Products for which services will be discontinued after May 31, 2019
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2019, 2018, 2017 QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2016 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019 QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2016
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 19, 18, 17 QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 16
QuickBooks Desktop Accountant 2019, 2018, 2017 QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 N/A


Minimum System Requirements For QuickBooks 2019

Operating System

  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Database Servers

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011

    Note:Windows Small Business Server 2011 is not compatible with QuickBooks Desktop.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 (update 1)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only)
Windows (natively installed)
Linux (when using QBES Database Server-only installation)
  • OpenSuse 42.3
  • Fedora 27
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7.4)

Hardware & Operating System Requirements

Processor 2.4 GHz minimum
RAM 4GB minimum, 8GB Recommended


Server RAM Requirements

  • 1-5 Users: 8GB RAM
  • 10 Users: 12GB RAM
  • 15 Users: 16GB RAM
  • 20 Users: 20+GB RAM
Disk space
  • 2.5GB of disk space (additional required for data files)
  • Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only)
    • Require minimum 4.0GB RAM
    • Twice the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”

Note: Storing a large .QBW data file on an SSD will greatly speed up performance and is encouraged.

  • US version of Windows
  • Regional settings are supported when set to English
  • Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access
  • Natively installed – means its was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.
Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations (unless QuickBooks is downloaded from Intuit server)
Screen Resolution
  • Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
  • Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.

Firewall & Anti-virus Compatibility

We tested QuickBooks Pro 2019, Premier 2019, and Enterprise 19.0 with the following firewall and antivirus programs.

Note: In some cases, you may need to configure Firewall and Security applications some settings in these programs to get the best possible QuickBooks performance.

  • Windows Server Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Malwarebytes

Note: QuickBooks will work with systems running RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) but this is not recommended because it may cause QuickBooks to operate slowly.

Minimum System Requirements For QuickBooks Mac 2019

  • At least macOS 10.12 (Sierra); supported by macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Intel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher
  • Multiuser Server: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor to run server
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 250 MB of available disk space
  • CD/DVD drive or Internet connection for downloaded installation
  • Printer: 100{9f50da5862bb43e53a862b1c5b3d7a077ee964280e279d365eedd5f5f27e774f} Macintosh-compatible printer, if you plan to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports, or graphs
  • Checks: Use Intuit Checks if you plan to print checks. Canadian Image Ready Checks are not supported.
  • Product registration required

Software Compatibility

Exporting report data: QuickBooks needs Apple Numbers v3.5, Microsoft Excel 2016 or later, including Mac Office 365.

Emailing: For this you need Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook 2016 or later, including Mac Office 365.

Payment: This needs Intuit Merchant Service if you accept payments from credit and debit cards. You have to buy Merchant Service separately for your QuickBooks Mac. Debit card transactions are processed as Signature Debit, which does not require entering a PIN code.

Payroll: Here are the Payroll services that will work with your QuickBooks for Mac:

  • Intuit QuickBooks Payroll for Mac
  • Top Pay from Aatrix

Note: Payroll for Mac needs your EIN and an internet connection to work. Printing checks and forms also requires Adobe Reader. Additional fees may apply.

Mac apps: Get the feature to easily sync QuickBooks Desktop for Mac with Apple’s Calendar, Messages, and Contacts.

File conversion: QuickBooks for Mac supports one-way conversion to QuickBooks Online and one-way conversion from QuickBooks Desktop for Windows 2016 to 2018.

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019 supports file conversion from and to QuickBooks Desktop 2019.

Our QuickBooks Help Desk Number

We have help to offer which is just a phone call away! You can contact us 24×7 from across the world to get immediate support from our support executives. Pick up your phone and call us now at QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-382-9112.

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QuickBooks 2016 Expired

I was facing an issue with my QuickBooks Desktop 2016, and then i dial QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number. They told me all about that 2016 is expired and also which versions is the latest.