The procedure to download the latest payroll updates in QB Desktop is generally hassle-free and simple, but some errors often cause massive disruption in it. These errors generally pop up in the form of PSXXX error codes,of which QuickBooks Error PS036 is a prominent example.

QB Experts have pointed out several factors that may be responsible for this irritating error, such as wrong service key, corruption in the company file, and non-compatibility of Windows with the QB Desktop version on the user’s computer.

You can get more specific information about this error along with superb solutions in this technical blog.

If you want immediate guidance for resolving the QuickBooks Error PS036, simply dial 1-855-856-0042 to reach out to our QB Experts Team.

PS036 Error Code in QB Desktop: Prominent Reasons

The PS036 Error Code in QB Desktop occurs due to the factors explained as follows:

  • Windows firewall may construe the latest payroll updates as a serious threat to the computer’s security, and therefore, it may prevent you from downloading them.
  • If the payroll service subscription is in an inactive state or if the company file has a wrong EIN (Employer Identification Number), then this error code can easily arise.

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How to Ensure Permanent Elimination of the Payroll Error Message PS036 in QuickBooks?

You can easily remove the PayrollError Message PS036 in QuickBooks by the following solutions:

Solution 1: Suitably verify the status of the payroll service subscription for prompt rectification of this error

  • To check the correct status of the payroll service subscription, you need to launch QB Desktop, and then you must proceed to the ‘My Payroll Service’ tab located under the ‘Employees’ menu.
  • After that, you just have to tap the ‘Manage Service Key’ option, and then you will be able to view the ‘Service Name’ as well as ‘Status’ of the payroll service subscription.
  • At this point, you must make sure that the ‘Status’ is displayed as ‘Active’, and then you can click on the ‘Edit’ button to check for the service key number.
  • If required, you must type the correct service key number, and then, you can easily proceed to hit the ‘Next’ button, and thereafter, you should unmark the ‘Open Payroll Setup Box’ checkbox.
  • By hitting the ‘Finish’ button, you will now be able to completely download the payroll updates on your system.

Solution 2: Properly ensure that your QB is activated and then update it to fully extirpate this payroll update error

  • Firstly, you must tap the ‘Help’ menu as soon as you launch the QB Desktop in admin mode, and then you just have to strike the ‘Activate QuickBooks Desktop’ button on the screen.
  • Next, you must follow all the steps correctly to activate your QB application, and after that, you need to tap the ‘Update QuickBooks Desktop’ option located under the ‘Help’ menu.
  • You should now locate the ‘Options’ tab to hit the ‘Mark All’ checkbox, and then you can immediately go to the ‘Update Now’ tab after hitting the ‘Save’ option.
  • To remove any bugs that might have crept in from previous updates, you need to check the ‘Reset Update’ checkbox, and then you can finally hit the ‘Get Updates’ button to download the QB application updates.
  • After ensuring the full installation of these updates, you need to reboot your computer, and thereafter, you can successfully download the payroll updates.

These solutions can fully rectify the QuickBooks Error PS036, and you will be able to quickly get the latest payroll updates. For more support and guidance, dial 1-855-856-0042 to contact our QB Professionals Team.

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