QuickBooks is one of the famous accounting software that is widely used by small and medium businesses. Although the software is easy to use, there are a few problems that users face while using QuickBooks. Most of the time users face QuickBooks errors which are really disturbing and cause wastage of time. 

In this article, I will tell you a brief description of various QuickBooks errors :

QuickBooks Technical Errors

A technical error is defined as a fault or bug in the application that produces unexpected or incorrect results. Technical errors encountered by QuickBooks users are most commonly caused by incorrect application setup or lack of attention by the user while performing any operation. Following are some of the most common QuickBooks error codes that fall under the technical error category:

QuickBooks Error 3371 – This is one of the most common QuickBooks Desktop errors that arise while activating the QuickBooks Desktop application and displays an error message “Could not initialize license properties. Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.”

QuickBooks Error H202 – This multi-user mode error is mostly encountered by QuickBooks Enterprise users where multiple computers access the company file stored on the server in the network. The error code once encountered, QuickBooks displays “Network Diagnostics: Failed. Resolve Errors and Retry!!” or “The QuickBooksDBXX service on Local Computer started and then stopped” error message.

QuickBooks Error 6000 – While opening or restoring the QuickBooks company file users might encounter this error code after which the error message “An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to access the company file. Error Codes: (-6000, -83). is displayed to the user”

QuickBooks Error 1603 – This is an internal application error that arises while installing QuickBooks Desktop and throws an error message “Error 1603. The update installer has encountered an internal error.” on users screen”

QuickBooks Error Code 6123 – This application error hinders company file operations, and whenever a user tries to open the company file QuickBooks gives an error message “Error: -1623, 0 We’re Sorry, QuickBooks can’t open the company file.”

QuickBooks Error H505 – H series of errors are quite common in QuickBooks and once a user encounters such error codes starting with H QuickBooks displays “This company file is on another computer, and QuickBooks needs some help connecting” error message.

QuickBooks Error 6190 – One another QuickBooks company file error that once encountered QuickBooks displays, “QuickBooks is Unable to Open this Company File Error Codes: (-6190, -816)” error message.

QuickBooks Error 15222 – This one is a very common payroll-related error that appears while running payroll in QuickBooks and is displayed under the Update QuickBooks window.

QuickBooks Error 404 – This is one such common error that can interrupt operations in both QuickBooks Online and Desktop app. You might face this error while using web-based services related to QuickBooks like go-payments and intuit® data protection.

QBDBMGRN Not Running Error – If you are running QuickBooks in multi-user mode, then there are possibilities that you can encounter a database manager-related error. Such errors when encountered, QuickBooks displays “QBDBMgrN not running on this computer“and “QuickBooks Database Server Manager Stopped” error message to the user.

QuickBooks Accounting Errors

An accounting error in QuickBooks can be a discrepancy in the accounting records, compensating errors, payroll mistakes, errors in auditing, costing errors, clerical errors, etc. These errors are usually caused by inaccuracies in the data entered by the user. Down below listed are some of the most common QuickBooks accounting error codes:

Incorrect W-2 Filled – During the tax season, it is quite common to make mistakes while filing your taxes. One such mistake that might get you a penalty from the IRS is filling out incorrect W-2 forms for your employees.

QuickBooks Error 3140 – This is a common accounting error that appears in QuickBooks with error code 3140 and displays an error message “Status Code 3140. There is an invalid reference to QuickBooks item XXXX in the invoice line. QuickBooks error message: Invalid argument. The specified record does not exist in the list.”

Reconciling Opening Balance does not Match with Statement – If you encounter such an error where your opening balance is not matching with the statement balance, then you need to reconcile all the accounts in QuickBooks to fix such discrepancy.

Incorrect QuickBooks Profit and Loss Reports – While comparing reports if you notice that the profit and loss reports are not matching in QuickBooks then you will need to make some necessary changes to the app settings to resolve the error.
Incorrect COGS in QuickBooks – While reconciling the accounts in QuickBooks, you might notice incorrect figures in your COGS account. This is a common discrepancy that can be resolved quickly by applying basic troubleshooting.
QuickBooks Banking Errors

Managing your bank account and transactions using QuickBooks is the most convenient way to manage your online banking financial data. There are certain errors that one can face while using different features of QuickBooks Online banking those are listed below:

QuickBooks Error Code OL-222 – One more online banking error in QuickBooks that appears with an error message “QuickBooks was not able to complete your request. Please contact your financial institution. (OL-222).”

QuickBooks Online Banking Error 9999 – This error troubles QuickBooks users updating bank accounts in QuickBooks and displays an error message “Sorry, we can’t update your account. Please try updating again later (9999).”

OL 301 and OL 393 Error – These are some of the most common bank connection errors that QuickBooks users face while connecting their bank account with QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Error 2000 – This is one such banking error that restricts you from downloading transactions from your banking website and displays an error message “QuickBooks is unable to verify the financial institution information for this download.”

QuickBooks Error 179 – If you are automatically disconnecting from your bank account in QuickBooks then most likely you have encountered QuickBooks error code 179.