Invalid Reference to QuickBooks Item Sales Tax. Transaction Sales Tax is currently disabled by preferences.

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Error Message:
Invalid Reference to QuickBooks Item Sales Tax.  Transaction Sales Tax is currently disabled by preferences.  

Cause: 
This error occurs because customer records have sales tax items assigned to them but the sales tax feature is not turned on.

Solution: 
You have two choices to fix the issue:

First Choice: Turn on Sales Tax in your QuickBooks company file.
1. Open QuickBooks with the correct company file
2. Click the Edit menu then Preferences
3. From the left vertical tool bar, select Sales Tax
4. Click the Company Preferences tab
5. Select Yes in the 'Do you charge sales tax' field. (This is a temporary change)
6. Make sure there is a 'Most common sales tax' entry
7. Click OK. 
8. Uncheck both boxes in the 'Update Sales Tax' dialog box then click OK.
9. You may need to click OK to a confirmation about closing windows.
10. Open Transaction Pro Importer and transfer the transactions again. 

Second Choice: Clear Customer sales tax information
1. Open QuickBooks with the correct company file
2. Click the Edit menu then Preferences
3. From the left vertical tool bar, select Sales Tax
4. Click the Company Preferences tab
5. Select Yes in the 'Do you charge sales tax' field. (This is a temporary change)
6. Make sure there is a 'Most common sales tax' entry
7. Click OK. 
8. Uncheck both boxes in the 'Update Sales Tax' dialog box then click OK.
9. You may need to click OK to a confirmation about closing windows.
8. Open your customer list.
9. Right Click and select Edit on the customer whose invoice will not transfer.
10. Click the Additional Info tab.
11. Clear out the Tax Item and Tax Code
12. Click OK to save the changes.
13. Edit any other customers that will not transfer.
14. Click the Edit menu then Preferences
15. From the left vertical tool bar, select Sales Tax
16. Click the Company Preferences tab
17. Select No in the 'Do you charge sales tax' field.
18. Click OK. 
19. You may need to click OK to a confirmation about closing windows.
20. Open Transaction Pro Importer and transfer the transactions again.
 

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