How to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Payroll Update Error code 15270?

  • Error Code 15270 is a common issue that interrupts the payroll update procedure causing inconvenience to the users. It has easy solutions for resolution, but it is important to know the triggers beforehand. QuickBooks is popular for payroll chores, and regular updates are required for smooth operations. This error occurs while updating payroll and displays an error message. This article provides stepwise instructions to resolve this error.


    A brief review of QuickBooks Error 15270

    Payroll error 15270 is an error that occurs when you try to download the latest payroll updates by clicking the "Download Latest Updates" option in the "Get Payroll Updates" window. When this error occurs, a message is displayed indicating that "The (payroll) update did not complete successfully. The update is missing a file." This QuickBooks Payroll Error 15270 occurs because QuickBooks is unable to download one of the payroll update files required to update payroll in QuickBooks due to some faults.

    You might get the following error message on your desktop screen: