QuickBooks Payroll Error 15242

by Philips Smith Tech Support Agent

Are you stuck on QuickBooks payroll error code 15242? 

The possible reasons for occurrence for this error can be:

·        Wrong installation of QuickBooks.

·        FCS service is disabled.

·        Damaged company file. 

·        User wasn’t able to login as admin.


Payroll error 15242 can be fixed by these methods:

·         It can be fixed by validating payroll membership from the ‘Employees’ tab in the QuickBooks.

·        Close the ‘QuickBooks Payroll Account Maintenance’ which appears and it will be automatically validated.


Method 2) 

You can also try a clean installation of QuickBooks in a selective startup.

This can be done by going to selective startup from the general tab in the Run command. 

Method 3) 

This error can also occur due to older versions of the Quickbooks.

 So, all you need to do is check with the updates by pressing Windows+R and then get the recent updates of your software. 


Method 4) it can also be done by rectifying FCS settings. 

For this, you need to spot QuickBooks FCS in services and applications in QuickBooks and download the current updates of this product.


These troubleshooting can help you fix payroll error 15242, but if you are not still able to fix this error. You can reach out to us at and we will help you to fix it. 

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