QuickBooks Accountant Desktop PLUS feature comparison chart

Comparison Feature List By Version Year




View inactive items in inventory reports

A new filter to include/exclude inactive inventory items gives an up-to-date assessment of inventory.



Transfer credits across different jobs

Simplified 1-click transfer of credits across customer jobs for streamlined workflow.



Optimize the size of QuickBooks company files

Simple, self-serve solution allows you to reduce the size of your company file and helps improve file reliability



Help clients track status of open Invoices

Real-time visibility of invoice statuses to expedite collections and improve cash flow.



Robust IIF imports

Improved IIF importing checks the data before importing and generates a report of issues, if the import failed.



Quickly merge duplicate vendors

Search and sort to identify duplicate vendors, designate the master vendor, and merge up to four records at a time.1


Increase productivity with Multi-Monitor support

Increase your efficiency and visibility into your QuickBooks files through multi-monitor viewing.2


Search faster within Chart of Accounts

Quickly find an account by typing in the full or partial account name or number in the search box.


Complete tasks quickly with keyboard shortcuts

Copy and paste whole lines in invoices and elsewhere with Ctrl+Alt+Y and Ctrl+Alt+V.


Easily switch between cash and accrual basis

With one click in the report window you can switch between cash and accrual basis.


Stay on top of deadlines with Payroll Liability Reminder (Payroll -Only) Get reminded of various pay

Get reminded of various payroll liabilities, like federal and state payroll taxes, and workers’ comp.3


Save time with easier, faster search

Search for transactions using a range of values instead of exact amounts, and allow QuickBooks to auto -fill partial search terms for you.

Improved report filters

Easily see which filters have been applied to a report, reproduce memorized reports, and toggle back and forth between reports.

Easily view credit card charge statuses

Quickly see if a credit card charge or refund has cleared, without having to check reports or the register.

Get more detail on deleted users

Give clients a more detailed audit trail by easily tracking and matching transactions back to deleted users.




Delete or void transactions in bulk

Easily filter transactions to see which ones are linked, and find the right ones to delete or void.




Help clients manage vendor expenses

Track all vendor -related bills conveniently and efficiently in a single window.




Accountant Toolbox

Unlock access to powerful accountant tools on - the -go.4

Send Portable Company File

Clients can send you a portable company directly from QuickBooks. No more technical support.5

Insights on Home Page

See a snapshot of the health of your client’s business so that you can make insightful recommendations.

Time and Expenses block in Income Tracker

View unbilled hours and take immediate action.

Send Multiple Reports in Email

Easily choose and attach multiple reports in one email.

Enter multiple transactions at the same time

Batch-enter checks, deposits, or credit card transactions on one screen.

Let clients access journal entries with a click

Email journal entries from QuickBooks with ease and let clients import them with a single click with Send General Journal Entry.6

Send files securely

Send Accountant's Copy files through secured Intuit servers with Accountant's Copy File Transfer Service.7

Find and Fix errors fast

Find and Fix client entry errors faster with Client Data Review

Take a cross-edition expedition

See what your clients see with instant access to all QuickBooks editions in one software package.8

Make asset management your best asset

Stay on top of acquisition, depreciation and disposal with Fixed Asset Manager.

Find all your balances in one place

Gather beginning balances, period transactions and adjustments, and ending balances for any time frame with Working Trial Balance.

Free features and improvements9

  1. Specific vendors that cannot be chosen for a merge: tax authorities; vendors that have been paid using online banking; vendors with direct deposits.
  2. Up to 3 monitors supported. Not available in a hosted environment. University of Utah study from 2008 indicated that productivity can increase by up to 44% for routine office tasks by upgrading from single monitor to dual monitor configuration.
  3. Payroll subscription required.
  4. The Accountant Toolbox feature is available to Accountants who have QuickBooks Accountant Desktop Plus or are active ProAdvisors. The Accountant must be using QuickBooks Accountant Desktop Plus 2019 and the Client must be using QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2019.
  5. Requires use of a third party shared folder that utilizes an internet service.
  6. Send General Journal Entry feature is available in QuickBooks Accountant 2013 and forward. The client must use QuickBooks 2013 or a newer version to import the journal entry.
  7. Works with Accountant Copy files from QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Premier Industry Editions 2019 and 2018. Payroll transactions cannot be adjusted. Not all fields can be accessed in QuickBooks 2019 and 2018 files; including 1099 Account Mapping and modify and merge class lists. Previous versions of Accountant's Copy restricted reconciliation after dividing date. Additional fees may apply for file transfer services across Intuit servers.
  8. Works with QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Premier Industry Editions 2019. Does not work with QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, QuickBooks for Mac, or QuickBooks Online Edition.
  9. QuickBooks 2019 software purchased on a separate standalone basis are eligible for new feature improvements, updates, and enhancements on a when-and-if available basis through May 31, 2022. Software licenses obtained through a subscription are eligible for such new feature improvements, updates, and enhancements during the active subscription period.