QuickBooks 2019 R5 Released

| December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2019 R5, a maintenance release. This update should be available via automatic updates. You can also go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. I totally missed the 2019 R4 release that came out over the holidays, and here is the 2019 R5 release hot on it’s heels to fix an issue in the R4 release. I’ll list the changes that came out in R4 as well. Many of these changes are ones that have been released recently in QuickBooks 2018 and QuickBooks 2017.

QuickBooks 2019 R5 by itself fixes an issue that will cause Error 1328 to occur when some users are installing QuickBooks 2019 R4.

QuickBooks 2019 R4 changes are:

  • Accountant’s Copy File Transfer: There are some unspecified changes to provide “better collaboration with accountants.” Not sure what exactly was changed.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixes a “crash issue” when applying credits to an invoice.
    • Fixes an error when closing QBA files if you have both QuickBooks 2019 and an older version on the same computer.
  • Fixed Asset Manager has been updated to support calculations for the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.
  • QuickBooks Payroll:
    • Payroll Compliance: There are some “US tax law” compliance changes, but Intuit doesn’t provide us with any details on that.
    • Payroll Reports: You can now generate State Mandated Retirement reports for states that require reporting of retirements deductions from each paycheck.
    • Payroll Onboarding: Intuit has improved the in-product Payroll purchase experience to make it simpler and faster. “Express Setup” lets you quickly add employees, set up their pay and benefits, and run the first payroll.
  • IIF Changes: Several changes to fix bugs and known issues in the IIF import
    • IIF Import will now accept decimal and standard time format in the Timer activity record.
    • Adds an import for Employee Names
    • Allows negative quantity on invoice imports
    • Fixes the ENDTNS spelling issue
  • Self Help: There are some unspecified changes in the help panel.
  • TSheets Deep Integration: You can now integrate your TSheets account directly from withing QuickBooks with a new integration method, and you can set up a new TSheets account directly from withing QuickBooks. I have always been a fan of TSheets prior to the acquisition by Intuit, and I’m very happy to see that they are bringing some integration improvements to QuickBooks Desktop (rather than focusing just on QuickBooks Online integration).

If you use TSheets or QuickBooks Payroll you definitely want this update. Other than that, take a look at the list, if things listed here affect you then go ahead and update. If nothing excites you, I would suggest waiting a few weeks to see how this release is working for other folks. Just because I’m cautious.

 

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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.

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