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Quickbooks Bank Sync Error

When I was recently getting our business taxes together I noticed that our Quickbooks account hadn't synced with our bank since 12/15/23. I keep getting the error message - "Sorry, we can't update your account. Please wait a few hours and try updating again (9999)." The only help I can find says to wait 48 hours and try again. But obviously, that hasn't worked. I appreciate your help! Thanks! 


Quickbooks Bank Sync Error

Making sure you'll able to download your transactions in your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account is essential to keep your balance accurate, @Ck27paws.


Having trouble getting the entries will delay your working progress. No worries, I'll ensure you'll get rid of the error and get back to working order.


To start, may I know the name of the bank you're having issues with? This is helpful so I can further check the cause of the error. In the meantime, I suggest logging in to your bank's website to verify if there are any notifications or alerts that need immediate action. This might be the reason you're unable to get bank transactions. 


If confirmed there are no issues on your bank's end, we can perform the manual update to force download those missing transactions. Here's how:


  1. Navigate to the Transactions menu and select Bank transactions.
  2. From there, locate the bank account you're having issues with.
  3. Next, select the Update button.


If the same thing happens, you can reach out to our phone support to further investigate the error.


I also added this helpful resource as your reference in the troubleshooting steps above: What to do if you can't download transactions in QuickBooks Online.


On the other hand, if this is the first time you connect the bank with QBO, please know that some banks only download the last 90 days of the transactions. That said, you'll have to manually import them into the program.


Once everything is fine, your next step is to categorize and match the bank transactions to make sure they are allocated to the correct account in your company. 


Please don't hesitate to leave a reply below if you have other concerns about getting your bank transactions. I'm just a post away to assist. Have a good one.

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Quickbooks Bank Sync Error

We use Chase bank and they aren't currently having issues. Using the update button doesn't work at all. I just get the same error message over and over. I was able to download a file of transactions and upload them into Quickbooks but obviously I'd prefer to have it updated automatically. I've also read the page you linked below and it didn't help. I may need to call phone support. Now to find the number! Thank you! 

QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks Bank Sync Error

Thank you for coming back to the Community and adding more details about your online banking concern, Ck27paws.


Keeping your banking entries updated is vital for seamless tracking and maintaining a well-organized record system. I'm here to help ensure that the bank feed is working properly again so you can view the most recent entries.


The error indicates that transactions in QuickBooks Online (QBO) aren't updating. The online banking issue is only temporary and will be resolved within 48 hours. 


In case you continue to experience the error beyond the mentioned period, it's advisable to get in touch with our QBO Care Team. They'll further investigate this matter and help you apply the solution once it is ready.


To get the support information:


  1. Go to the Help icon at the top to display the Search window.
  2. From there, click the Contact Us link to access the What can we help you with? section and then enter a brief description of your concern in the field box.
  3. Tap the Continue button to see the list of support options.
  4. Select Start a chat to initiate a conversation or Call us to speak with an agent.

Take a look at this reference to learn the best time to get in touch with our support team: QuickBooks Online.


When you have your downloaded data in QBO, categorise them to keep your record organized. Aside from that, it lets you reconcile the account seamlessly. 


In addition, these links offer guidance on addressing various bank feed errors and streamlining the categorisation process. Click on each one for a complete overview:


Keep me posted if you still need assistance with troubleshooting the error or have any other banking-related questions. I'll be available to help you out, Ck27paws.

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