Is anyone still having problems with the Budgets in QB Mac Desktop 2016? It seems like it won't allow me to enter any data on the Budget sheet.

Budgets in QB Mac Desktop 2016: Problem I have it won't allow me to enter any data on the Budget sheet. It remains black unless I unblock the "Show Blank Rows" tab on the bottom of the screen, accounts appear but not the ones I'd like on that list. I try to edit, doesn't let me.


Hello there, info.

I am here to help you sort out this concern. Are you prompted with an error while trying to enter your data on the Budget sheet?

We need to isolate this issue to determine if the issue is in the data or within your QuickBooks program.

To start with, let’s close your company and open a sample file. Once open, kindly try to enter data on the Budget sheet. If you’re getting the same issue, we can proceed to repair and reinstalling your QuickBooks software.

Here’s how:

  1. Back up your QuickBooks company file.
  2. Uninstall QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
  3. Remove QuickBooks PLIST files.
  4. Restart your device.
  5. Reinstall QuickBooks.

 Don't forget to download the latest QuickBooks release.

If you’re able to enter data in the sample company file without a problem, we can proceed with resolve data damage on your company file.

Here’s how:

  1. Run the Rebuild Data.
  2. Verify Data Utilities.
  3. Find QBWin.log or QuickBooks.log files.
  4. Look for the line that contains the LVL_ERROR.
  5. Check Top data damage errors in QuickBooks Desktop.

If the issue persists, I’d recommend contacting our Technical Support Team. They have the tools to look up your account securely and further check on it via remote access.

Here's how you can contact us:

1. Go to:
2. Choose your QuickBooks Product.
3. Select your QuickBooks version.
4. On the Contact Us page, click a topic.
5. Click on the Get Phone Number button to see the support number.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have other concerns about adding data in your Budget sheet. I am here to help.

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