QuickBooks Error 30159 occurs when there is a problem in verifying account status. Deactivated status of the Employer Identification Number (EIN) on a user’s system. This identification number is used by federal agencies to identify a business entity. EIN, aka, Federal Tax Identification Number is required when filing and submitting federal tax forms.
Users can apply from an EIN online. This makes it easy for them to acquire an employer identification number. The basic requirement of getting an EIN is that your business should be located in either United States of in one of its territories. Also, you need a valid Taxpayer Identification Number. You can contact the IRS for the same.
Note: It takes 2 weeks to a month to get an EIN.
If EIN is deactivated on your QuickBooks or QuickBooks Payroll, then you will encounter this error.
For activating your EIN number in QB, we can input a new one. This will enable you to access all the features without encountering the aforementioned error. For a single EIN, users can process payroll data for a single company file. Using multiple company files with the same EIN will cause unexpected errors. Also, there is an upper limit on the number of companies that you can add for a single subscription of QB Payroll. Each of these companies must use a unique Employer Identification Number.
Follow the steps provided below to add EIN to your company file:
- Log into QuickBooks.
- Click on Employees.
- Select Payroll.
- Click on ‘Use my Existing Payroll Service.
- A new window will open with the title of ‘Account Maintenance.
- Click on Add File.
- Mark the radio button against Add to Subscription Number xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ACCOUNTANT. If there is no such option or the radio button is disabled then you already have an active EIN number for that company.
- Click on Next.
- Review all the information.
- Select Return to QuickBooks.
Following these steps, you can easily add the service of EIN to your company in QB Payroll. Once the service is added, you need to verify it. For doing so, follow the steps provided below:
- Go to employees and Select My Payrool Service.
- Click on Manage Service Keys.
- Select View.
- Check whether or not an Active status is displayed besides the service key.
If yes, then you have successfully added a new EIN to your company in QuickBooks.If you are encountering errors or issues while activating your EIN in QuickBooks then contact QuickBooks Payroll Support. They can easily resolve QuickBooks error 30159 for you. You can get assistance through call, chat and email. For more information, contact us at ✆+1-855-481-5338(Toll Free).
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