QuickBooks Error 15270

QuickBooks Error 15270

December 22, 2022

QuickBooks payroll is an amazing Software with many powerful utilities But there are some bugs and errors. One of those errors is known as QuickBooks error 15270. In this blog, we are going to discuss what is QuickBooks error 15270 and why this error occurs and what are its troubleshooting steps. 

Quickbooks Error 15270 is that error that occurs when we update our payroll with the latest release or when some third-party application blocks it to do the update or setup. Sometimes internet browser settings also the reason for the quickbooks payroll 15270 error. When your payroll subscription gets over or we can say that improper subscription of the quickbooks payroll is the reason for the error and when there is a problem with the user account setting.

quickbooks error 15270 message

Reasons for QuickBooks error 15270

  1. When there is an installation problem
  2. When windows get damaged or corrupted
  3. Due to virus 
  4. When it is a fickle connection
  5. When you have changed your user account setting. User account always in turn off.
  6. When you have changed the browser settings. Your default browser always be the Internet explorer

Methods to resolve QuickBooks error 15270

To fix QuickBooks payroll update error 15270 you can try the below-discussed methods, by trying these methods you can easily fix error 15270 and get the latest Intuit QuickBooks payroll updates.

Method 1: Download the QuickBooks Update

To download the QuickBooks updates follow step by step process.

  • Firstly you need to Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Then go to the Help option and then click on the Update QuickBooks Desktop
  • Then click on the Update Now option which is there on the top right corner
  • Now mark the checkbox button of the Reset Update label and then click on the Get Updates
  • Once Update is complete, close QuickBooks
  • Now restart your QuickBooks. Then,
  • Go to Employees > Get Payroll Updates
  • Now Download the Entire Payroll Update and click on the Update
quickbooks error 15270 for update

Method 2: Download and Run QuickBooks Tool Hub for Quick Fix my Programm

quickbooks tool hub icon
  • Firstly Download quickbooks Tools Hub
  • Then go to the Download list and locate the quickbooksToolHub.exe installer
  • After that double click on the quickbooksToolHub.exe installer
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to install it
  • Now open QuickBooks Tool Hub from your desktop
  • After that, go to the Program Problem option and then click on the Quick Fix my Program button
  • This process will take some time to fix the issue
  • When processing gets over, then restart your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • If there is any update message came then click on the Install Now option for downloading the updates

Method 3: Change the browser settings

It is preferred to do internet explorer as your default browser. If internet explorer is not your default browser then follow these steps:

  • Firstly go to the startup search button and type app default
  • Then setting window will appear 
  • Now search for the web browser and then make internet explorer the default browser
internet explorer as default setting

Method 4: Change the User Account Control settings 

  • Firstly go to the control panel
  • Now choose the User account
  • Then Change the User Account Control Settings
  • Now move the slider to the Never Notify and then click on the OK button.
  • After that user need to reboot the system
quickbooks error 15270 for user account

Method 5:Fix your QuickBooks Desktop

  • Firstly go to the startup menu
  • Then Choose All Programs and then select the Programs and Features
  • Now locate QuickBooks from the list and then Select the QuickBooks
  • Then click on the Uninstall/Change and then click on the Yes button
  • After that choose the Next button  to move forward
  • Then choose the Repair option and then click on the Next button
  • To verify to begin the repair process Click on the Repair button
  • Now, this process takes some time to repair your QuickBooks Desktop

Method 6: Uninstall and Reinstall QuickBooks

You need to Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop in order to fix this error. Before reinstalling QuickBooks you need to scan the QuickBooks completely and then reinstall it. when there is any setup problem it can be fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling the software.

Method 7: Unsuitable Identification Number

This error occurred when you have entered the wrong identification number. Make sure the employee is using the correct employee identification code. No need to enter any other code in the identification number.

Method 8: Scan the QuickBooks Desktop

When any of the methods are not working or after performing the above steps, you still face the error then scans the QuickBooks Desktop. Then you need to fix the error with the help of the QuickBooks clean install tool.


A user can easily download the update file and after completing the update process they need to click on the update complete button. After that user needs to start QB software and apply it according to need. And to avoid QuickBooks errors 15270 users need to keep QuickBooks payroll updated.


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