What is QuickBooks Payroll Error 30159?

I regularly update my Payroll just to ensure the right tax calculation on the paychecks. Following the similar payroll update process QuickBooks Error 30159 occurs while updating. Everything else in QuickBooks is working fine. I considered it a temporary problem and thought of doing the payroll update later. Having tried it yesterday and today several times the problem remains the same. Despite the fact that my Internet and the computer is fine, what are the causes of QuickBooks Error 30159. I still have two days to my payroll processing, I look forward to the information to resolve error 30159 updating my payroll. Thanks, in anticipation.

Asked on April 16, 2019 in QuickBooks Payroll.
1 Answer(s)

Hi Pauli,

Thanks for your post. It a privilege to fulfill your request for information for smooth payroll processing without the occurrence of error 30159. Categorically, the QuickBooks Payroll update request is made to Intuit servers being the only source to get them. The update process streams over the internet in the form of data packets, something similar to downloading something from a portal. When QuickBooks is unable to communicate with Intuit Servers, QuickBooks payroll error code 30159 appears.

Go through significant information, before you begin to resolve QuickBooks Error Code 30159.

Why QuickBooks Error Code 30159

    • Updates are prevented to install payroll updates.


    • Network anomalies.


    • QuickBooks Overridden by some other process.


    • Damaged QuickBooks components.


    • Antivirus or unconfigured Windows Firewall Ports.


    • Not logged in as system administrator.


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Answered on April 18, 2019.

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