Stay the hell away from Quickbooks. I'd try the Peachtree Accounting software instead. I bought Quickbooks back in 2009 and in my humble opinion it is the least user friendly software I have ever used. I have heard good things about the Peachtree version and it has also recently been on sale for a lot less than Quickbooks. If you do insist on getting Quickbooks the latest year would be the best year to get since it's like buying a car. The older it is the less features and less value.