QuickBooks offers both subscription-based and non-subscription versions of its software. The availability of non-subscription (perpetual) versions may vary depending on the specific product and edition.
Here are some key points:
- QuickBooks Desktop: QuickBooks Desktop is available in non-subscription (perpetual) versions, which means you can purchase a one-time license for the software. QuickBooks Desktop comes in several editions, including QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, and QuickBooks Enterprise. You can purchase the software outright, and it does not require a monthly or annual subscription fee. However, to receive software updates and support beyond the initial purchase period, you may need to purchase an annual subscription plan.
- QuickBooks Online: QuickBooks Online is primarily a subscription-based service. Users pay a monthly or annual subscription fee to access the software and its features. It does not have a non-subscription (perpetual) version like QuickBooks Desktop. QuickBooks Online is cloud-based and offers the advantage of remote access and automatic updates.
- QuickBooks Self-Employed: QuickBooks Self-Employed is designed for freelancers, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals. It is available as a subscription-based service, and there is no non-subscription version.
Software offerings and pricing may change over time, and new versions of QuickBooks may be released after my knowledge cutoff date. It’s advisable to visit the official QuickBooks website or contact QuickBooks support to get the most up-to-date information on available products and subscription options.
Different regions or countries may have variations in product availability and pricing, so it’s essential to check with QuickBooks for details specific to your location and requirements.