How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Update Error PS033?

quickbooks error ps033

Payroll services that are supplied by QuickBooks are actually very beneficial to all businesses that use it. This makes it very easy for those who own small and medium-sized business to pay their employees without having to get into much hassle. A basic and simply customized and user-friendly payroll module combined with the accounting software comes with various useful options. QuickBooks may show some error at times. One of such errors is QuickBooks Error PS033. It is mostly caused when there is a damaged file in CPS folder. As a result of which, one cannot download the latest payroll updates and is not able to open the company file either. Let us now get into the many reasons for such an error.

What are the causes of QuickBooks Error PS033?

  1. If Payroll subscription is not activated.
  2. There is more than one active payroll in the inactive Direct Deposit agreement.
  3. If QuickBooks Desktop file is damaged.
  4. When your QuickBooks Data is damaged because of some reason.
  5. If you have not updated your version of QuickBooks to the latest one.
  6. When Service Key used is incorrect.
  7. If the company file Employer Identification Number (EIN) is not valid or correct for some reason.
  8. If the company file PSID is invalid or incorrect for some reason.
  9. When QuickBooks Desktop is not compatible with your current Windows version.
  10. If the status on QuickBooks Desktop appears as “Invalid number or EIN”.

IMPORTANT: It is very important for you to ensure that you have a valid and active payroll subscription. In case your Payroll subscription is observed as deactivated, then it is still possible for errors to occur even when there are just payment issues or something else.

Also Read: Error PS032, or PS077 while updating Payroll in QuickBooks Desktop


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How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Error PS033?

Follow the steps given below to resolve your errors as quickly as possible:

  1. Firstly, You will have to update the QuickBooks Payroll Tax table, which is essential to move on to the other steps.
  2. Now check if your problem has been resolved or still stagnant. If it has not been fixed, then kindly move on to the third step given below.
  3. Locate the following location on your system: C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 20QQ\Components\Payroll\CPS
  4. QQ is the reference to your yearly edition like 2018,2017,2016
  5. Now, Rename CPS folder to CPSOLD and check if the problem has now been solved.
  6. Again, try to update the Payroll Tax Table and check if the issue persists.
  7. Next, you have to disable User Account Control (UAC). To do this, you need to follow the steps given below:
  8. Applicable for UAC settings change (Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7)

Press Windows + R > Go to Run > Write Control Panel > Click Ok > Click on User Accounts > Select User Accounts (Classic View) > Go to Change user account control settings> Move the slider and click Never Notify option.

With this, we do hope to see you have solved QuickBooks Error PS033. However, if it still continues to exist, then get QB experts assistance at QuickBooks Payroll Error Support Number.

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