You can choose not to enable customer credit card protection. However, QuickBooks users who store, process, or transmit customer credit card information in QuickBooks are required to protect that information by complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Failure to comply with these standards can lead to a security breach that could result in significant fines to your business if your customers' credit card information is ever stolen or compromised. Visit the Online Security Center to learn more about the compliance requirements.
QuickBooks is a payment application program that handles payment cards. Therefore, it must comply with the requirements for securing cardholder data. Customer credit card protection must be enabled if you store, process, or transmit customer credit card information in QuickBooks.
Customer credit card protection overview
Enable customer credit card protection
Save customer credit card information safely