2. General Troubleshooting Guide
  3. QuickBooks Desktop Error Messages

An attempt was made to modify a SalesReceipt with a date that is on or before the closing date of the company.

How to troubleshoot closing date errors.


You have told QuickBooks to exclude orders prior to a certain date.


If you have access to preferences:

  1. Choose Company > Preferences.
  2. On the side menu, click Company and then Closing the Books.
  3. To disable closing the books, click to clear the Closing the Books checkbox.
  4. If you want to change the date where you want to stop changes from happening, adjust this information within the Closing date box.
  5. You also have the option to choose a Closing date warning type:
    • Only warn - a warning message will appear but the user can click Yes to save changes anyway.
    • Warn and require password - the warning will come up requiring the password. Without the password changes can't be made.
  6. You can also change the password by overwriting what is currently listed within the Password and Confirm password boxes, which need to be identical in order to save. 
  7. Click Save.

Solution 2

Here are the steps:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to edit > preferences and click Accounting.
  2. Under closing date, click set date/password: 
  3. Uncheck the exclude estimates: 
  4. Click OK.
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