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How to Fix QuickBooks Error 15241 (Payroll Update Failed Error)

    When QuickBooks error 15241 arises, it indicates that the payroll update was not completed successfully. This error usually occurs when the QuickBooks Desktop File Copy Service has been disabled.


    If you are among other QuickBooks users who are experiencing the same error, the answer is here for you. In this article, we provide the best troubleshooting steps to fix this error. In case, you require assistance while performing the steps, kindly contact our Accounting Problem technical support team, our experts will surely assist you.

    Steps to Fix QuickBooks Error 15241

    Total Time: 35 minutes

    For Windows 8, 7, 10, or Vista Take

    πŸ’  Close your QuickBooks Desktop.
    πŸ’  Click Start button on the Windows, right-click the Computer, and select Manage.
    πŸ’  For Windows 10: View taskbar and select the Search button then find Computer. If found, Right-click on it and select Manage.
    πŸ’  Click on the Services & Applications on the left pane.
    πŸ’  Then double-click the Services on the right pane.
    πŸ’  Now, double-click on the Intuit QuickBooks *FCS.
    πŸ’  Open to the General tab and select Startup type. Now, drop-down and choose Manual.
    πŸ’  Next, click on Apply.
    πŸ’  Click on Start > OK.
    πŸ’  Now re-open to QuickBooks Desktop.
    πŸ’  Download the newest updates of QuickBooks Desktop product.
    πŸ’  Attempt to update the tax tables of payroll.

    For Windows XP Take

    πŸ’  Firstly, close your QuickBooks Desktop.
    πŸ’  Right-click on My Computer > Manage. A new Computer Management page will be opened to you.
    πŸ’  Click on the Services & Applications > Services buttons. The Services window will open in the right.
    πŸ’  Scroll downward and find Intuit QuickBooks FCS service then double-click on it. A new Properties window Intuit QuickBooks *FCS will be opened.
    πŸ’  View the General tab and click on the Startup type. Now drop-down and click on the Manual > OK
    πŸ’  Reopen the QuickBooks Desktop.
    πŸ’  Download the newest updates of QuickBooks Desktop product.
    πŸ’  Attempt to update the tax tables of payroll.

    Additional Keys in QuickBooks

    πŸ’  You can download and update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release automatically or manually. Turn on the Automatic Update in order to permit QuickBooks to automatically download the newest updates available, whether the program is running or not. If you want to turn off this feature, then we recommend you to update QuickBooks manually once a month.
    πŸ’  To update the payroll tax table to the latest release, follow the steps:
    πŸ’  Click on the Employees tab and select Get QuickBooks Payroll Updates option.
    πŸ’  Select the Download entire payroll update option.
    πŸ’  Then click on Update.
    πŸ’  Once the download completes, you will receive a message, you need to click on OK and go through the changes. If you have verified the change click on OK

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