Intuit has a forced obsolesence program where you MUST buy a new version of their software every 2 years.
Actually, we end up buying new Intuit Quickbooks software every year. Here's why:
1) Payroll table update is only included for the first year. You can buy the subscription for the updates but it costs as much as the software..... Not all of our Quickbooks users need the payroll function but you can't network QB with users using different versions of the software.
2) No, they don't offer upgrade pricing - at least on Quickbooks that I have been able to find.