QuickBooks Payroll Error Most Common Errors

In QuickBooks, when you are using Payroll then it can also through some error messages on your screen. The errors are either common or complex. But no need to worry!

In this article, we are going to discuss some of QuickBooks Payroll most common errors with its reasons and solutions. As Payroll is one of the important parts of QuickBooks you must be aware of some common issues as well.

When you get stuck with any error message then identify the reason behind the error caused. Then you can easily get to know which solution is required to fix the error.

Below, you also get the list of the most common solutions that can be beneficial for you to fix the glitches as per the most common payroll errors.

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List of a few QuickBooks Payroll Errors

All the possible errors have been listed here:

  1. QuickBooks Payroll Error 30159
  2. QuickBooks Payroll  Error PS036
  3. QuickBooks Payroll  Error 2107
  4. QuickBooks Payroll Error PS077
  5. QuickBooks Payroll Error PS033
  6. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15241
  7. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15311
  8. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15270
  9. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15106
  10. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15223
  11. QuickBooks Payroll Error 12029
  12. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15240
  13. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15107
  14. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15102
  15. QuickBooks Payroll Error 6154
  16. QuickBooks Payroll Error 9000
  17. QuickBooks Payroll Error PS058
  18. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15271
  19. QuickBooks Payroll Error 12002
  20. QuickBooks Payroll Error 12152
  21. QuickBooks Payroll Error 15212
  22. QuickBooks Payroll Error PS060
  23. QuickBooks Payroll Error 20102
  24. QuickBooks Payroll Error PS038 and more.

What are the reasons for QuickBooks Payroll errors?

Several reasons for QuickBooks Payroll most common errors and below is the list of some reasons:

  1. Integration problems.
  2. Hard calculations.
  3. The data file or folder is corrupted.
  4. Payment processing issues.
  5. Employee classification is not done correctly.
  6. Glitches after employee termination.
  7. There are some changes in the guidelines.
  8. The window registry is corrupted.
  9. Maybe the Digital signature certificate was missing.
  10. Your QuickBooks file got corrupted.
  11. The configuration of QuickBooks is not done properly.
  12. There can be a virus or malware attack in your system.
  13. Payroll updates can also cause the error.
  14. The browser settings may be misconfigured.

What Are The Solutions To Fix QuickBooks Payroll Most Common Errors?

Here are the solutions that you can implement based on the error you are facing. The best way to choose which solution needs to be implemented is to recognize the reason behind the error displayed, and then pick the solution accordingly. This saves time and helps you to fix things smoothly.

Solution- Repair the QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Firstly, you have to close all the background programs via Task Manager.
  2. To refresh it, reboot your system.
  3. Now, Open the Control Panel.
  4. In the Control Panel Window, go to the Programs and Features option.
  5. Click on the Programs option.
  6. In the list of applications search for QuickBooks.
  7. Now, right-click on the application.
  8. Then, choose the option Uninstall/Change from the options shown.
  9. Uninstall Wizard opens up.
  10. In this, click on the Repair option to start the repairing process.
  11. Follow the instructions shown on your screen to repair the application.
  12. When done click on the Finish button.
  13. Restart the system to refresh the changes.
  14. After restarting, open the Intuit site for QuickBooks in the Browser.
  15. Download the latest version of QuickBooks.
  16. Install and configure it and check for the error again.

Solution- Update the QuickBooks to Latest Release

  1. For updating the QuickBooks, visit the QuickBooks Download page.
  2. Click on the Download and Update QuickBooks.
  3. Choose the Product by clicking on the Product field.
  4. From the drop-down menu, Select the product.
  5. Now, select the version of the product.
  6. You can also search for the latest release by using the search bar to select the version.
  7. When done, click the Save button to save the update.
  8. It now installs the updated version.
  9. When the installation is completed, restart your system.
  10. Check the QuickBooks update that it’s done properly.

Solution- Fix the Error using QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  1. Download the QuickBooks Tool Hub in your system.
  2. To install it, go to the downloaded file.
  3. Open the tool hub .exe file and start the installation process.
  4. Then follow the instructions to install the QuickBooks Tool Hub properly.
  5.  When installation is done, go to the tool icon on your desktop or system.
  6. Double-click to open the tool.
  7. Select the option Installation to reach the tool.
  8. Choose the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  9. The tool runs and repairs the installation.
  10. After some time it’s done.
  11. Check for the error by reactivating the QuickBooks.

Solution- Set the permission of the temp folder

  1. Open the Run window by pressing and holding the Window + R keys together.
  2. Now type the %TEMP% in the run window. 
  3. Then press the OK button.
  4. Now, open the Properties then right-click on the Temp folder.
  5. In the Properties folder, click on the Security tab.
  6. Verify that the groups and usernames are shown in the tab.
  7. Check that it has the full control.
  8. If full control is not given then provide full control.
  9. Now, check for the error.

Solution- Grant permission to the Users

  1. Firstly, Go to the QuickBooks icon.
  2. Right-click on the QuickBooks icon.
  3. Open the file location.
  4. Then press the backspace key to go to the location of the folder.
  5. Select the QuickBooks and again right-click on it.
  6. Click on the Properties option.
  7. The properties window opens up on your screen.
  8. Click on the Security tab.
  9. Press the Edit button then click the Add button.
  10. Type the Everyone and click the OK button to continue.
  11. Click on the Full Control option visible to you.
  12. Then click the Apply button to apply the changes.
  13. Now, repeat the above steps and this time enter the Users instead of Everyone.
  14. After that, open the Control Panel.
  15. Go to the Search bar.
  16. Type UAC and click the option Change User Account Control (UAC) configurations.
  17. Perform any one of the below points:
  1. Switch off UAC- Drag the UAC slider to Never Notify then click on the OK button, and do save these settings.
  2. Switch ON UAC- Drag the slider to the When you want to be notified. Click on the OK button and save the settings.

Solution- Run the reboot.bat file

  1. In the Windows system.
  2. Open the File Explorer.
  3. Go to the C:\ drive.
  4. Double-click on the Program Files to open it.
  5. Now, search for the Intuit files.
  6. Open the Intuit files.
  7. Click the QuickBooks version you are using.
  8. Search the reboot.bat file.
  9. Run the file by double-clicking on it.
  10. After that, restart the system to save changes.
  11. Open the QuickBooks and start using the Payroll.

Solution- Update Payroll Tax Table

  1. First of all Close the QuickBooks software properly
  2. On the Desktop, go to the QuickBooks icon
  3. Right-click on the icon 
  4. From further options, choose Run as Administrator option
  5. When the No Company Open screen opens up
  6. Click on the Help menu
  7. Now, click the QuickBooks Updates
  8. Then go to the tab named Options and click on it
  9. Click the Mark All box to select it
  10. Hit on the Save button to save changes
  11. In the Update Now tab, click on the checkbox Reset Update
  12. Select the Get Updates whenever you are ready option
  13. When the update download is done
  14. Download the Payroll Tax Table update also.

Solution- Rename the Paysub.ini file

  1. In the Windows system.
  2. Open the File Explorer.
  3. Then click on the Organize from the left navigational panel.
  4. Hit Folder and Search.
  5. Then choose the option Show Hidden Files.
  6. Further, click the option Folders and Drivers.
  7. Click Apply followed by OK.
  8. Again go back to My Computer and look for Paystub at the top in the search bar.
  9. Once you find then right-click on the same and select Rename.
  10. Now, rename the file extension .ini with .old.
  11. Repeat the above steps for the found paystub files. 

Solution- Repair the QuickBooks Desktop 

  1. In the Windows operating system, open the Control Panel first.
  2. Click on the Programs and Features option in the Control Panel window.
  3. Again, click on the option Programs and Features.
  4. In the installed application list search for the Adobe Acrobat Reader application.
  5. Now, right-click on the application
  6. Then choose option Uninstall/Change from the shown options.
  7. Uninstall Wizard opens up.
  8. In this, click on the Repair option to start the repairing process.
  9. Follow the instructions shown on your screen to repair the application
  10. When done click on the Finish button.
  11. Open the RUN window
  12. Type “msconfig” and press the Enter button
  13. Select the tab named General
  14. Choose the Selective Startup option
  15. To lead the system services and load the Startup product, choose the option by ticking the box
  16. Now, click on the Services tab and disable the services.
  17. Hit the option Hide all the options of MS services
  18. Restart your system after doing this.
  19. Uninstall and implement the clean installation to install the software
  20. Go and download the latest update of QuickBooks Desktop.
  21. Now, you are done.

Solution- Revalidate the QuickBooks Payroll Subscription

  1. Open the QuickBooks Software
  2. Click on the Employees menu
  3. From further options, select My Payroll Services option
  4. Select the Accounting/Billing Information option visible on your screen
  5. After that, click the Exit button.
  6. It starts the validation process
  7. Wait for its completion
  8. Then again try to update the QuickBooks Payroll account
  9. After the update, when the validation is done successfully then the issue is resolved.

Solution- Deleting the Internet Explorer History

  1. Double click on Internet Explorer web browser
  2. Click on the gear icon available at the right-hand upper side corner 
  3. Click Internet options
  4. The ”Internet Options” window arises on the screen
  5. Select the box with the option “Delete browsing history on exit “ 
  6. Now, click the Delete button
  7. A  “ Delete Browsing History “ window will appear on the screen with a list of below options
    1. Preserve Favorite Website Data
    2. Temporary Internet files and website files
    3. Cookies and website data
    4. History
    5. Download History
    6. Form Data
    7. Passwords
    8. Tracking Protection, ActiveX Filtering, and Do Not Track
  8. Select all the options showing in the “ Delete Browsing History” window
  9. Now click the Delete button.

Solution- Check the Date and Time of your System

  1. For this, go to the bottom right side of your system
  2. Click on the Date and Time shown
  3. The Date and Time window opens up over that shown date and time
  4. Check all the information related to the date and time to confirm that its correct
  5. If it’s correct then ok but if not then correct it.

Solution- Check the Cipher Strength in your system

  1. In the system, open the browser.
  2. Go to the Intuit website.
  3. From your keyboard, press the Alt key
  4. Then a menu with options opens up on your display
  5. In the appeared menu, click on the File menu option
  6. Then select the Properties option
  7. The window of Properties opens up so, click on the Connection
  8. Now before the Byte Encryption, check for the number
  9. After this, update the settings of the browser you are using
  10. In the browser, go to the Tools option
  11. Then click on the Internet Options
  12. Select the tab name General and click on the Temporary Internet file
  13. Click on the option Delete
  14. For LAN settings, go to the Connection tab and then click on the LAN settings
  15. Then in the Advanced tab check that the SSL3.0 and SSL 2.0 options are selected
  16. If the above options are selected then you have to unselect the Publisher’s Certificate
  17. Make sure that TLS 1.2 must not be selected in the Advanced tab.

Solution- Add Digital Signature Certificate

  1. In the Windows system, search for the QBW32.exe file.
  2. Select the file and right-click on it.
  3. From the list of options shown, click the Properties option.
  4. In the Properties window, go to the Digital Signature tab.
  5. Make sure that you have selected the option Intuit.inc.
  6. Click the Details option.
  7. After that, check the certificate by clicking on the View Certificate.
  8. Install the certificate by clicking the button Install.
  9. Now, click the Next button to continue further.
  10. When you reach the finish button then click on it.
  11. That means the Digital Signature Certificate installation is completed.
  12. Restart your system.
  13. Open the QuickBooks Payroll Software.
  14. Then download the update of QuickBooks Payroll and check for errors.


All the best solutions are listed above according to the QuickBooks Payroll most common errors. Whenever you get the error shown on your screen, read it carefully get to know what’s the reason behind this, and then implement the solution. If you want to know any other solution then you can easily connect with our QuickBooks Helpdesk Team which is available 365 days a year. You can easily connect with them via email info@adviceventure.com or do a live chat with experts.

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