Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2009 R12 release to manual update. This release affects users of Payroll and Merchant Services primarily, along with a small number of other bug fixes.
At the time I’m writing this article there is some confusion on the Intuit update web site. It notes that the R12 update is available, but if you follow the what’s new in this release link, there is no mention of the R12 changes. I suspect that they are in the process of updating the web site and that the details will be listed soon (probably by the time you are reading my article).
I have installed the 2009 R12 update and confirmed that it is available, but I have not tested this thoroughly as I don’t use Intuit payroll services or merchant services. It is not clear when this was released to Manual update, or when it will change to automatic update (I expect that will happen very soon).
A summary of the changes that I’m aware of:
- QuickBooks Merchant Services: There are multiple changes implemented to implement the PADSS standards. You will be required to have a strong password if you store customer’s credit card information in your company file.
- QuickBooks Merchant Services: When reconciling transactions from Merchant Services the subaccount information should now display correctly.
- Accountants Copy: In some cases opening a QBX file created by an Accountant’s Copy would display an unexpected error. This should be resolved.
- Client Data Review: This resolves Unexpected Error Code 19966 66958, which sometimes occurred when troubleshooting account balances.
- QuickBooks Closing Error: In some cases you would get an application error when exiting QuickBooks. You might also see a Windows message that QuickBooks has stopped working. This update resolves this problem (similar problem as was fixed in QuickBooks 20010 R8).
- Payroll: Setup Error 00013 49033 will no longer display when using manual payroll.
- Payroll: Income Subject to Tax can now be edited on Liability Adjustment transactions.
- Payroll: Payroll forms 941, 943 and 944 have been updated to comply with the HIRE act in Assisted Payroll.
If you are using QuickBooks Merchant Services or Payroll you should strongly consider getting this update. If the other errors listed are annoying you, think about it. If this doesn’t affect you, there isn’t a rush to get this.
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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Look for Charlie’s articles in the Accountex Report blog, as well as his California Wildflower Hikes blog.