QuickBooks is a robust accounting tool that lets you efficiently manage your expenses. You can import and add invoices from an Excel sheet or a text file into your QuickBooks company file. During this process, you may sometimes get QuickBooks Error 3140. The error box shows you the following message:

"There is an invalid reference to QuickBooks item xxxx in the invoice line. QuickBooks error message: Invalid argument. The specified record does not exist in the list." 

Don't worry if you have received QuickBooks Error 3140! Follow the steps provided in this article to fix this error. If you want a certified technician to perform the troubleshooting steps for you, you can contact us.

Common causes that trigger Error 3140 in QuickBooks

There are multiple reasons that cause QuickBooks Web Connector Error 3140. Some of the most common ones are as the following:

  • QuickBooks is being used in multi-user mode and the program is unable to access the company file stored on the server.
  • QuickBooks Desktop company file is either damaged or corrupt.
  • You are using an invalid Tax Code in QuickBooks My Works settings.
  • Sales tax is not enabled in QuickBooks.

Solutions to fix QuickBooks Error 6140

Solution 1: Check the Name of Products.

Solution 2: Verify the Settings of Sales Tax in QuickBooks.

Solution 3: Edit QuickBooks Company Preferences.

Solution 4: Use QuickBooks in Single-User Mode.

Solution 5: Run QuickBooks Verify/Rebuild Data Utility.

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