How to Troubleshoot Payroll Errors in QuickBooks Desktop?

While doing payroll, if you see an error about your files, then don’t worry. It may appear when you are updating payroll, at the time paying scheduled liabilities, or opening state or federal forms. The QuickBooks payroll software was intercepted to give help to accountants or to the bookkeepers of the businesses even to large scale or small scale with the startups to manage payroll tasks and other accounting activities without involving much cost.


The software is designed using specific coding, so there is quite a chance of getting stuck. Despite this, QuickBooks payroll software can end up with issues of not working correctly. These are issues that occur because of mismatched system requirements of the software that of the operating system.


The other reason for these QuickBooks payrolls might be the corruption of registry files, lost files of the Windows system, unproper installation of the software, or the files left behind at the time of uninstalling the software. Thus, here in this blog post we are going to discuss about the common QuickBooks desktop payroll issues and how we can troubleshoot them. So, keep read on!


What Causes QuickBooks Payroll Errors?

  • The billing details were wrong
  • The company file of QuickBooks is damaged
  • Damaged the tax table in the payroll folder
  • The registration process is uncompleted on QuickBooks software
  • The employer identification number is invalid


Common Issues of QuickBooks Payroll Errors

  • The liabilities of payroll might be much higher than expected
  • Expenses incurred with it are also higher
  • Bank account balances seem to match
  • The payroll tax returns prepared or filed showcases have no balance


Methods to Resolve the QuickBooks desktop payroll errors

Following are the quick methods to rectify the common QuickBooks desktop payroll errors and error messages:

Method 1: To resolve common QuickBooks payroll errors

  • Firstly, tap on the start button and afterwards choose the control panel.
  • Double-tap on the add remove programs.

  • Now select the QuickBooks Programs and tap the change/remove option.
  • In the QuickBooks installation window, press next.
  • Choose the Repair from the QuickBooks maintenance window.
  • After that, press next and Repair.

  • Tap on the finish in the QuickBooks Maintenance complete window in the last step.


Method 2: In Install & Uninstall QuickBooks

  • Firstly, tap on the start button and choose the control panel.
  • Tap on the uninstall option.
  • Choose the QuickBooks program which you require to uninstall.
  • Tap the uninstall/change; it takes some time.
  • Once the uninstallation process is done
  • Restart your system.
  • Now Reinstall the QuickBooks Payroll Software.


Method 3: Fix Manually /Remove the Following QuickBooks Installation Folders

  • C->program files->intuit
  • C->program files->common files->intuit
  • C->Document & setting-> all user->application data/intuit
  • C->Document & setting-> all user->application data/common file->intuit
  • C->Document & setting-> all user->documents (shared doc) ->intuit


Method 4: Rename CPS Folder in The System

  • First of all, update the QuickBooks Payroll Tax table.
  • After that, check the issue is resolved or not; if the error continues, then follow the further steps;
  • Open system
  • Go to the local drive->programs files->intuit -> QuickBooks20XX->components->payroll->CPS.
  • XX is the sign of a year of QuickBooks like QB 2019 OR QB 2018 etc.
  • Change the name of the CPS folder CPSSOLD, now check if the error is resolved or not.
  • Then Update the QuickBooks desktop and the payroll Tax Table again and check whether the problem is resolved or not.


Method 5: UAC (Disable User Account Control)

  • Open the Window Run Program by pressing & hold window +R on the keyboard.
  • Type the control panel and click on OK.
  • Click on the user accounts and select the User Account (classic view) option.
  • Select the Never notify option into the user account control setting.


It should resolve the issue swiftly as a proper adjustment has been made for the error. However, suppose you still face the problem. In that case, you should immediately contact Intuit or QuickBooks payroll error support number i.e., 1-800-615-2347, which can guide you through the proper resolution of the issue without much delay.


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