If you have been using QuickBooks Desktop for a while, you must have faced various error codes and errors while performing various tasks. One such error is the QuickBooks Error 140305 which is related to the number of customers added to your QuickBooks Desktop. You get this error when the maximum limit of customers is reached in QuickBooks and you get the the following error message:

“Error 140305: You have reached the maximum allowed number of customers in QuickBooks”

This article will help you in resolving the QuickBooks Error 140305. Once you perform all the provided solutions carefully, the error code 140305 should get resolved.

You get the QuickBooks Error 140305 in the following situations:

Solutions For QuickBooks Error 140305

You need to perform the provided three solution to get the QuickBooks Error 140305 resolved:

Solution 1: Delete customers without transactions in QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale

You can remove customers in QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale to ensure that the list is maximized:

  1. From the Customers menu, choose Customer List.
  2. Open a report to check the customers who don’t have account balances.
    1. Navigate to the Customer List window, click on I want to ▼ drop-down menu.
    2. Choose Run a report and then click on General – Customer List.
    3. From the top of the menu, click on Modify and then choose Add or Remove columns.
    4. Mark the Account Balance checkbox and then click on Save.
    5. You can save a copy of your list by clicking on Print. Once the process finishes, click on Close.
  3. Press and hold the CTRL key and choose the customers you will be removing from the report.
  4. Click on Delete from the left menu and then enter YES to confirm.
  5. Click on OK to finish the process.
  6. Try to run a financial exchange again.

Solution 2: Delete customers without transactions in QuickBooks for Windows

If the maximum limit is reached, you can remove customers that don’t have any transaction.

To delete customers:

  1. Press the F2 or CTRL + 1 to open the Product Information window.
  2. Now, go to the List Information section.
  3. Ensure that the Customers count is higher than the 14,500 limit.
  4. From the Customers menu and then click on Customer Center.
  5. Right-click on the customer you want to remove and then click on Delete Customer:Job. Note: The customer having subitems couldn’t be removed. You may have to delete or move the sub items first.
    Repeat steps 4 and 5 for other customers.
  6. Try to run a financial exchange again.
  7. If the financial exchange still can’t be processed, there are chances that your customer list is damaged. In such cases, you need to go to solution 3.

I don’t want to delete customers.

In case you want to add more entries but don’t want to remove customers, you may have to upgrade to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise. You will be able to add up to a million names and items in QuickBooks Enterprise.

Solution 3: Re-sort the customer list

  1. From the Customers menu, choose Customer Center.
  2. From the View menu, choose Re-sort list.
  3. Click on OK.
  4. Try to run a financial exchange again.

If the error code 140305 is still around, there is a possibility that your QuickBooks Company File is damaged.

QuickBooks Error 140305 should be resolved by performing above three solutions. However, if you are still facing the same error again, you may have to connect with the QuickBooks Data Service team by dialing the toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1-866-701-7446 for instant help and support.

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