Quicken for Mac 2017 v4.4.3 Released

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Beta and forum users spotted a bug in 4.4.x that caused bond interest income transactions from NOT being added to the account register.  This was inadvertently caused when we started combining dividend and buy transactions into a single reinvestment transaction.  This warranted another release to fix this issue.

Since we were releasing again anyway, we also decided to include a fix for online bill payments.  In some cases, modifying an online payee name that included an "&" or some other non-standard character, would block a bill pay transaction from completing. Unfortunately, this would also fail silently potentially causing a bill to not get paid.

We released 4.4.3 today for retail customers and we submitted it to the Mac App Store for Apple approval.  I'll update this forum post when Apple approves of the release.

Please upgrade immediately.  4.4.2 included a change that is required to continue getting transaction downloads after a service change is made in a few weeks. If you don't have 4.4.2 or higher, Quicken could lock up and stop working if a specific error is received during transaction downloads.

Please use this forum post if you run into any issues with 4.4.3 especially around bonds and online bill pay.  We'll be monitoring this post. 

If you'd like to see the official release notes, click here.

1/25/2017 - UPDATE: We shipped the 4.4.3 for Mac App Store today.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Thanks!
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Thanks for the update and communication.
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Thank you! I was on the phone with one of your support agents for almost 2 hours earlier today regarding an issue I was having with bonds. Perhaps this update will solve at least part of the problem. I'll post back with an update if it helps.
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Sorry, you were on the phone for so long.  Yes, please come back and update the community on your findings.
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There is also a problem with how Quicken deals with municipal bonds when they mature.  I have witnessed this problem in my Quicken account as well as in my partner's.  The number of bonds is scaled by a factor of 100 so the value of the account skyrockets when the bond proceeds are added to the core account in a brokerage account.  Took me a while to figure out this was the problem.
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Is this in the realized gain view?  Is this the same issue concordman is reporting below?
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Marcus don't believe this is the same issue although the realized g/l would  demonstrate the same incorrect result, btw the realized G/l is not only shown incorrect in the Portfolio view but also in the Tax schedule under Schedule D.
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All improvements are appreciated, but, this new version is 2 fixes in a month or more.  Do you have more than one programmer, working part time?  Just say'in.
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:) Marcus, you and the team are going to make some folks very very happy with this one..
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damn, I need another hint
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Rick, might be time to buy a vowel. I'd suggest "O" and "A".
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one vowel to a customer:)
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Yeah!  Alright, I'm a nerd, but I'm glad to hear that 4.5 will add more new features.  Marcus, thanks for your efforts.  I hope your accountants will just mind their beans :-)  
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While working with 4.4.3 this morning I noticed a problem that may have been in earlier versions.

In Portfolio view, Realized Gains. The lot basis is 'Add' even if there is only one lot and the total cost basis is displayed. The lot basis is 'Add' with many lots and the total basis is displayed. The individual lot basis is given in the Tax Schedule Report, so the information is in the database. This is a manual entry account. I have captured screen shots and the Tax Schedule report if needed.

No, this doesn't require a quick fix and a release of it's own. It could probably even be grouped with the request for specific lot selection for transfer and sales. Which is needed by me as the brokerage FIFO selection will match the order entry and not the order execution when multiple transaction are made with the same stock. At present an incorreect date may have to be used for a transaction to force the correct lot selection for tax reports.
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Displaying "Add" for the cost basis in the "Realized Gain" page has been a problem since the release of QM2015.  What is particularly irritating about this problem is that the cost basis is displayed on the "Portfolio Value" page and that the total cost basis displayed for "Short Term" and "Long Term" holdings is the sum of the cost basis for the individual lots.

It should be noted that the "Total Gain/Loss" reported under "Realized Gain" and in the "Tax Schedule Report" will be wrong when dividends are reinvested and the dividends are a return of capital.

When calculating the per share adjustment to the cost basis Quicken includes the shares that were purchased with the return of capital.  The shares purchased with the return of capital should be excluded from the calculation.  Only the shares held prior to the dividend should be used in the calculation.

Due to the calculation error the "Tax Schedule Report" reports the wrong capital gains and losses.
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Yes +1 MC.. I have noticed this for some time. When it comes to the bonds QM will always show an incorrect number for realized gains since it uses the total cost purchased + premium. Qm has no way of dealing with the  income the bonds throw off..Hence when a bond is called the realized g/l is always wrong I go to the Fi website to get the correct data.

As Richard counseled  yesterday here when discussing Turbotax & QM one is better served importing the investment income reports from the Fi into Turbotax.
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Yes, unfortunately, the Add button in realized gain has been in the product for awhile and it's annoying.  We have already fixed it internally and it will be part of v4.5.  I wasn't aware of the bond issue.  Let me look into that more.
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I bought QM2017 earlier and have just downloaded the update (which seems like all the time). Why doesn't the update link directly to previous QM2017(or even QM2016) files?
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Peter, updates within the product year (e.g. version 4.2 to 4.3 to 4.4) don't disrupt you continuing to use the same data file; you get a notice there's an update available, you say yes, it downloads, you click install, and it installs and relaunches with your same data file. But when you purchase a new version (e.g. moving from Quicken 2016 to Quicken 2017), you do need a new data file, created from your previous one. In my opinion, this is a good thing; it allows you to go back to using the older Quicken and your data should you need to for any reason. 
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FWIW, a problem & solution after upgrading from QM15 to QM17:

Problem: Before upgrading from QM2015 to QM17 v4.4.2, I sold all shares of a bond mutual fund. After upgrading & importing the datafile to QM17, the pre-sale holding showed up in Portfolio view, making portfolio value incorrect. Although the transaction was correct in Transactions view, Portfolio view ignored it.

Solution: I changed the date of fund sale transaction to the settlement date, one day after sale. The fix did not immediately work in v4.4.2, the holding still appeared in Portfolio view. After installation of update to Q17 v4.4.3, the date-change fix solved the problem.
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I suddenly cannot open my files with 4.4.3. Quicken says upgrading your quicken data (backing up your data file), then fails. When I tried to restore from a back up I get "The file “data” couldn’t be opened because it isn’t in the correct format."
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Is your data file stored somewhere that is being synced to a cloud service such as Dropbox or iCloud Drive? Note that iCloud Drive can sync your Documents folder to the cloud.
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I have an issue within Account ledgers not being able to access the "Reference" field since updating to v4.4.3. The field does stays blue when I click on it and does not open to allow a reference number to be entered. All "Reference" Field entries before the update still show in the ledger in white but if when the transaction is selected it does not change to an editable field. I tried all the suggestions I find in other blogs, i.e., select and unselect "Reference" in the columns options but nothing changes. Any idea?
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When I open Quicken 2017 Help the help window is empty until I search for something.
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I goofed and tried to convert my files from Mac 2007 to Mac 2017 and now
it wants me to manually put in all my accounts and files. But when I open 2017 and try to restore a backup none of my backups are highlighted so I cannot restore them into 2017 or convert into 2017
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Creating a separate conversation.Please reference the new conversation here: Issues after converting from Quicken 2007 for Mac to 2017 for Mac
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Title needs to be corrected. Should be to 2017 not 2015.
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The link wont' be updated but I did fix the title
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BTW, you can actually change the wording in the link without change the link itself. ;-)
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Just for you :)
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When I attempt to download my accounts from my bank, the amounts showing in my Quicken account are very different from what the bank shows.  About $2000 in one account.  Part of the reason is that insurance payments from health companies (I'm a psychologist) show up on the bank website, but don't appear on my Quicken accounts.    
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Creating a separate conversation

Please reference the new conversation here: Missing transactions when downloading accounts
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I have problems downloading transactions also. I enter transactions in Quicken daily as they happen. Monday of this week I uploaded a bill payment to my bank. That worked fine. However Quicken changed a $4000.00 transaction from 3 weeks ago to a deposit for some unknown reason which resulted in an $8000.00 error. It would be nice if there was a way to review downloaded transactions before they are put into an account register like the windows version allows you to do.
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Creating a separate conversation

Please reference the new conversation here: Reviewing downloaded transactions in Quicken for Mac

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