QB Issue Resolution:

high dollar software would list as an asset, fixed asset and check with your tax accountant concerning depreciation

maintenance fees are an expense when paid

Resolution for Issue 'Where would I put initial software costs including maintenance fees?Do I account for it as an asset or expense?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

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