Below are the QuickBooks Online updates by release. We have linked to the original posts on Intuit's QuickBooks Online Blog and any other related articles that might help you understand the changes better.

QuickBooks Online Updates:

February 2018

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • Expanded Reports
    • Simple start now has the Trial Balance and General Ledger
    • There is a new 1099 Transaction Detail Report
  • QB Invoicing for Gmail
    • Your invoices can be seen within your Gmail screen and you can create new ones from there without having to log in to QBO directly
  • ProAdvisor Listing Updates
    • Expanded service listing to really detail what type of work you do

December 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • QB Capital
    • Short term loans made available through Intuit
    • Up to $35K available and must be paid back within 6 month
    • The rates are clearly stated on the application page
    • Repayment is done with weekly ACH payments back to QB Capital
  • 24 hr Direct Deposit in Payroll
    • Only available with certain banks currently, but will be increasing that number in the future (I couldn't find which banks are supported)
    • Can be used with QB Full Service Payroll or QBO Payroll

November 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • QBOA Enhancements
    • Customize your client list into different groupings that you determine
    • The customer list will include more customer contact information so you can easily get to it
  • Mobile Enhancements
    • Easily email, call, or text clients from your client list within the QBO Mobile App

QuickBooks Online Updates: October 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • Projects in QuickBooks Online
    • You can see all the associated transactions and time for a project in one place
    • Enable the feature by going to Settings > Advanced
    • This is an alternative to using subcustomers or classes in QBO to account for projects
    • Charlie Russell's article on projects in QBO
      Below are some notes from Charlie's article:

      • Projects becomes a new area on the left-hand navigation
      • Each project has a status of "in progress, completed, or canceled"
      • Purchase Orders do not show up in the project area
      • Project reports: Project Profitability, Unbilled Time and Expenses, and Nonbillable Time
      • Once you turn on projects, you can NOT turn it off
      • Projects doesn't currently integrate with Intuit's payroll system
  • Sales Tax Center
    • The sales tax center has been completely redone
    • Receive automatic reminders to pay sales tax
    • You have the ability to make multiple adjustments to payments
    • Charlie Russell's article on the update to the sales tax center
      Below are some notes from Charlie's article:

      • Tax rates are updated automatically and are date sensitive
      • Click the sales tax label on the invoice to see how the tax was calculated
      • Warnings if you override the sales tax amount within an invoice
      • Intuit acquired Exactor, a provider of sales & use tax calculation and filing which appears to be the underlying technology for the new sales tax features in QBO
      • The new sales tax center is for subscribers that turned on sales tax AFTER this new release
      • There isn't an expectation as to when subscribers are on the old sales tax system will get an update

QuickBooks Online Updates: September 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • Create repeating projects in QBOA
  • New Apps tab in QBOA
    • Access your own apps and your clients' apps within QBOA

QuickBooks Online Updates: August 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • Transcript of our #QBOchat: Recent QBO Updates (June, July, & August)
  • Pay bills electronically, powered by Bill.com
  • New and improved QuickBooks Online desktop App
    • Stay signed in
    • Work in multiple windows
    • Save time with keyboard shortcuts
    • Notes from Charlie Russell on Accountex Report
      • Intuit changed the development environment
      • Speed, reliability, and stability should improve
      • Information in different windows will "auto-refresh"
      • The addition of the top menu bar is more user-friendly for those used to QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Online Updates: July 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • Transcript of our #QBOchat: Recent QBO Updates (June, July, & August)
  • Manage projects directly with QBO
    • Turn this feature on using QuickBooks Labs
    • Organize all pieces of a project in one location
    • Projects keep track of profitability
  • Using Partial Purchase Orders
    • Users can link a bill, check or expense to a portion of a purchase order
    • The Open PO Detail report tracks how much of a PO has been received and how much is outstanding
    • Link purchase orders to more than one bill, expense or check
    • Close individual lines on a purchase order

QuickBooks Online Updates: June 2017

See Intuit's Blog Post for screenshots and more info

  • Transcript of our #QBOchat: Recent QBO Updates (June, July, & August)
  • QuickBooks Online Payroll changes
    • Employee self-setup
      • Invite employees to enter personal and tax info on their own
      • This means fewer data entry errors
  • Custom Statement Tools
    • More efficient user interface
    • Customize your master invoice template with logos, colors, fonts, etc
    • Statements are automatically updated to match
  • Customize invoice templates from your iOS mobile device