Thanks for posting again here in the Community forum, @lovebeingamommy.
Normally, error 2001 occurs when there's an issue online when sending payroll data. To help resolve the problem, I recommend updating QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release and download the latest payroll tax table update.
To do manual update, here's what you'll need to do:
To download the latest tax table, follow these steps:
Once done, try to setup direct deposit on individual employee accounts.
Keep me posted on how things go. I'm always here to help Have a great day.
I appreciate you performing the troubleshooting steps share by my colleague above, @JKLF.
I'd like to redirect you to the best support available so this gets addressed right away.
Since the troubleshooting steps above don't work, I highly recommend contacting our Payroll Support Team. This way, they can further investigate this error and create an investigation ticket if other users are experiencing the same error as yours. They can also provide additional troubleshooting steps to get this fixed.
To reach them:
Feel free to read this article for your reference: Contact the QuickBooks Desktop Customer Support Team.
You might also want to check out these articles to learn more about direct deposit:
Please know that you can always get back to this post if you have further questions. I'm always here to help. Have a good one.
Welcome to the thread, kbzeecee.
To resolve Error code 2001, you can follow the troubleshooting steps I've provided above. However, if the issue persists, you may need to contact our Customer Care Team. This way, they can do an investigation and provide an additional workaround to fix the error.
Just follow the steps provided by my colleague @Mark_R on how to contact the Customer Care Team.
In case you need tips in the future, visit our QuickBooks Help Articles site.
Reach back out to me by commenting below if you have any questions concerning QuickBooks. I'm always here to help.
Hi there, @Jonell1.
I appreciate you for performing the updates to activate direct deposit payroll in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). The solutions from this article which includes doing updates should help you fix the error. Since the error continues, I would recommend reaching out to our Support Team for further assistance. A live representative can look into your account securely and investigate the error you're getting.
Once settled, you should be able to activate direct deposit successfully.
After that, you're now ready to send payroll and direct deposit paychecks in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.
If you have any other follow-up questions about setting up or activating direct deposit payroll, let me know by adding a comment below. I'm always here to help. Keep safe!