I am trying to process a payroll for a client but there is a notice to reactivate the payroll subscription. When I log into the payroll center, there is nothing showing an update is needed. I confirmed the credit card information with the client and it is current.
Let's work together to fix the reactivation notice and help your client's employees get paid.
We can re-sync your payroll subscription by re-validating your service key. This can help remove the reactivation notice.
The QuickBooks Service Keys window will pop up. You'll want to highlight the current service, and click Edit. Verify your service key on the new popup window, then hit Next. Follow the prompts, then click the Finish button. It'll take a moment for QuickBooks to re-sync your payroll subscription.
Note: If you need to retrieve your service key, you can use our automated Service Key Retrieval tool. You'll want to use your Intuit Account login (where your payroll service is registered to).
Once done, you'll want to process your client's payroll again and check to see if the reactivation notice is gone.
After processing it, you can visit this article to help you keep track of the current pay period's payroll expenses: Customize payroll and employee reports.
We always appreciate your time in posting here. We're here to listen if you have other concerns aside from QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.
I am having an issue with my payroll. I have gone into my account and verified all of the information. I have also gone in and managed my service key as listed in the first post. I go through all of the steps and go to process the payroll again and the Reactivate notice is still there. I have ran payroll updates and exited out and restarted QuickBooks again, but the notice will not go away.
I can see that we have an open investigation a reactivate subscription alert in QuickBooks Desktop, Stef3.
Our engineers are currently working to resolve this as soon as possible. In the meantime, please reach out to our Payroll Support Team so they can add you to the list of affected users.
All customers in the list will receive an email notification as soon as the issue is resolved. Here's how to reach out to them:
Let me know if you need anything else.
I appreciate you joining the thread, @Mgmc.
I'm here to get the help you need in activating your QuickBooks Desktop account.
To get started, I'd like to verify what are the challenges you've encounter why you're unable to activate? I want to ensure I'd able to provide the best resolution on your situation.
In the meantime, you can check below articles that you may find helpful:
Please let me know in the comment section if you need further assistance. I'm always here to help. Take care!
Thanks for joining this thread, @Monarch57.
Since you've already done the steps provided by my colleague above, I'd recommend reaching our QuickBooks Payroll Support team.
They have backend tools to guide you further with the steps and help you fix the issue.
In addition to MirriamM's shared article, you can review this content to find more details about the requirements of activating QuickBooks Desktop payroll services: Activate QuickBooks Desktop payroll services.
Please share with us your experience after contacting support if you need further assistance. We're always here to help. Have a good one!
I have tried doing this and it looks like it wants me to re set up payroll asking if I have paid people in 2020??? I do not know how to answer all this so I don't loose the data that is in there. I have been using payroll for over a year, so yes I have paid people in 2020. So frustrating that this randomly stopped working and I can not get my payroll processed today, so my staff's paychecks will be late now. Why is it only desktop support is available M-F and not 24/7 ? I also tried searching for the payroll.ini file and it was not found on my computer? I am up to date with payroll subscriptions/updates as well as QB updates for desktop version.
I understand the urgency of paying your employees on time, @802AJ.
In this scenario, I recommend contacting our QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Support. They have the tools that can help you restore your payroll details and perform a screen share to see what's going on. I'll show you how to contact them:
Our support hours have been changed Monday to Friday from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. due to limited staffing in this situation. We apologize for the inconvenience, we'll be resuming our normal hours as soon as possible.
I'll be here ready to help if you need anything else with QuickBooks. Keep safe always.
Welcome to the Community, @judy63.
I hope you have a great day so far. May I know your goal for today with QuickBooks so that I can assist over? You can always share us with your concern and click the Training or Topics tab above this thread to explore more about QuickBooks.
I'll add this article as your guide and overview of our features and payroll services: QuickBooks Payroll Services and Features of QuickBooks Desktop. It includes the payroll service comparison table.
Feel free to comment below if you need further assistance. I'll reply as fast as I can. Have a great one!
I am having the same exact problem/error as you. Can you tell me if you have resolved this. I can not get a hold of a live person to get help with this problem. Any ideas on how to resolve this or who has a solution that corrects the problem??
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This is not the impression we want you to experience using or Payroll service, Podsauto.
I've checked here on our end and there's no reported case where customers can't reactivate their payroll in QuickBooks. I'll personally share your feedback with our support team with having a hard time reaching a live person to get help with this one. We'll be able to take action on improving our customer service. There are a few reasons as to why you’re getting the subscription alert message. among these are:
Let's verify the status of your payroll subscription by following these steps:
Then, download the latest tax table in Quickbooks. Once done, try creating a paycheck to see if the taxes are calculating. Take a look at the Activate QuickBooks Desktop Payroll article for more details about this one. Feel free to visit our Payroll page for more insights about running payroll in QuickBooks.
I'd like to know how you get on after trying the steps, as I want to ensure this is resolved for you. Please reply to this post and I'll get back to you. You have a good one.
I am having the same issues... how does it get resolved? It shows that my client is ACTIVE but yet I cannot print out any reports or do anything in this client's file.
I've hit "REACTIVATE" several times, I've closed the QB and restarted, then I restarted my entire computer...
still hasn't resolved the issue. I called the 800 number and only got a robot and could not get a REAL PERSON. I really hate dealing with incompetency with this company...……. and there's nothing I can do to fix this problem, because you never get to TALK TO A REAL PERSON!!! Irritating! I am going to try to find a different company for 2021 since QB is no longer going to allow A REAL PERSON to talk to it's customers!! This has gotten to be way too impersonal of a company... Robots are not always the answer to everything!
Thank you for going into further detail on what you're trying to accomplish, bnottaxt.
The steps shared by my colleague RCV can resolve issues with reactivation in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).
If none of the steps suggested above worked for you, our QuickBooks Care Team will help you with further troubleshooting. I know that you've already contacted us about the same issue. However, this case requires a deeper investigation so you can reactive your subscription successfully.
Also, our phone support is no longer available. Instead, you can reach our support team through chat. Here are the steps to contact support:
Please take note our operating hours for chat support depends on the version of QuickBooks that you're using. Please see this article for more details: Support hours and types.
Keep me posted for additional questions or other concerns. I'd be more than happy to help. Wishing you the best of luck.
Thanks for joining the thread, @Tammy661.
If you've already performed all the troubleshooting steps provided by my colleagues above that can help resolve the issue, but, the problem persists. This time, I recommend contacting our Customer Care Team. You can follow the steps provided by Charies_M to reach them.
You can also check out this link for more information on how to connect with us: Contact Payroll Support team.
For future reference, check out this article that will serve as a guide to help prepare your tax forms: Year-end checklist for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.
Please let me know in the comment section if you need further assistance. I'm always here to help. Take care!
I have been trying to reactivate subscription for over a month. I've tried contacting you and nothing or no one is getting back to me. You have charged our Company three times for payroll, so I don't understand why it's not working. I need this fixed so I can use my payroll, especially if we are being charged for this service that is not working. Please have someone contact me at XXX-XXX-XXXX, that I can understand. This issue needs to be fixed. If not, we will cancel our subscription and go else where.
Welcome to the QuickBooks Community, pu1. Before we get started, could you share which payroll service you are using? Depending on your service, for example, Assisted Payroll, you would need to call our Support Team to get that activated. If you have a different subscription, please use this article to assist you in reactivating your account. To contact our support, you can use our chat services to connect with us. Another option would be to use our call back feature. Here's how to do so:
Please let me know how this goes. Reach out to me anytime if you have any other concerns. I’ll be right here, ready to help you. Enjoy the rest of the day.
I appreciate you for coming back, pu1.
You'll know which payroll subscription you're using by going to the Products & Services section when signing in to the Customer Account Maintenance Portal (CAMPs). This shows all your registered Desktop apps and subscriptions.
Learn more about managing your subscription through this article: QuickBooks Payroll Services and Features for QuickBooks Desktop.
Once you identify your payroll subscription, you can try reactivating them again. Check this article for the steps: Reactivate your QuickBooks Payroll subscription.
If the same thing happens, I want you to reach our support. I understand that you've already contacted us about the same issue. However, they have the tools to help you with the whole process in a secure environment. You can follow the steps shared by my colleagues above.
The Community is always open if you have other questions. I'll be around to help. Wishing you a great day ahead.
I'll make sure that you can get rid of that error, mr1099.
Error PS036 implies that a user is unable to verify their payroll subscription. It generally occurs when you try to update your payroll to the latest tax table. This error code crashes an active window and prevents you from performing an ongoing task. Here are the common reasons for the occurrence of this error:
To isolate this case, you'll want to make sure that your QuickBooks Desktop and payroll tax table are updated. This way, you'll latest security patches and bug fixes. Once done, follow the remaining steps below to resolve the error:
For more troubleshooting procedures, you can read this guide: Resolve a problem verifying your payroll subscription.
I'm also adding this article to help manage and track your payroll transactions in QuickBooks: Customize payroll and employee reports.
We're open here 24/7, so please don't hesitate to visit us again if you need further assistance in accomplishing your other tasks.