Thanks for the response; can you please clarify:
- you state "supporting MTD filing on QuickBooks Desktop versions after 2016"
- My client has Pro 2016, will they just need the release or will they need to upgrade?
I have two clients both using QB Desktop.
One has over 50 entities running QB Premier Accountant which we updated from v2017 to v2019 this week. We have been filing VAT via QB for the last couple of years for all entities, usually without any hitches.
QB categorically informed us that v2017 version with latest updates installed is MTD compliant, and better still v2019 is also MTD compliant.
I am concerned however that all online MTD references by QB seem to focus on QBO and hardly any reference is made on QBD. But they insist all is in hand!
The other client has QB Desktop 2016 running appx 15-20 entities of which just a few file vat returns, 1-2 of these are filed via QBD, the others by Auditors as agents (who will not have QB filing capability post MTD so they have requested we upgrade QB to the relevant MTD compliant version). From my convo with QB re the first client I appreciate we will have to upgrade this client as well but have yet to discuss this with QB, fingers crossed the client will not have to encounter massive costs re the upgrade.
PS, QB Online's charging structure is strictly based per user and company numbers thereby making it economically unviable for both clients; QB Desktop is typically based on user no licences only. And we prefer internal server anyway.