QuickBooks Payroll faces certain errors at times, one of which is QuickBooks payroll error PS033. This error is generally caused when the CPS folder has a damaged file and because of this type of error, it gets difficult for the users to download the latest payroll updates and also they are unable to open the company file. If in case, the user is seeking for expert advice, then he/she can contact our QuickBooks payroll customer service team at our toll-free number .i.e. +1(800)880-6389.

While downloading a payroll update or opening a company file, you may receive the following message:

"QuickBooks can't read your payroll setup files. [Error PS033]"

Causes of QuickBooks Payroll Error PS033

  • Non-activation of the payroll subscription may cause this error.
  • PS033 is caused by a damaged file in the CPS folder.
  • Damaged ini QuickBooks Desktop file may also cause this error.
  • When the QB data is damaged.
  • Also, if the QuickBooks versions is not up-to-date.
  • Wrong service key.
  • If the status on QuickBooks Desktop appears as invalid number or EIN. 

Steps to resolve QuickBooks Error PS033

With the help of some simple steps, the users can easily get rid of this type of error:

  • The first step is to update the QuickBooks Payroll tax table.
    • Select Employees > Get Payroll Updates.
    • Choose Download entire payroll update.
    • Select Update.
  • Now check if the problem is resolved or not, and if it is not resolved then move forward to the next step.
  • Now locate the following location C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 20QQ\ Components\Payroll\CPS.
  • QQ in the above step refers to the yearly edition of QuickBooks.
  • Now, rename the CPS folder to CPSOLD.
  • After that update the payroll tax table once again.
  • Also, disable the User Account Control (UAC).
  • It is only applicable for UAC settings change.

After following the above enumerated steps:

  • Tap on Windows + R
  • Click on the Run option
  • Type Control Panel
  • Select OK
  • Then, click on the User Accounts
  • Select the user accounts (classic view)
  • After that visit the change user account control settings
  • And lastly, move the slider and click on the option Never Notify 

We hope that the above enumerated steps might help the reader in getting rid of the error. In case the user is unable to tackle the error, then it is advisable to reach out to our QuickBooks online support team at our toll-free number .i.e. +1(800)880-6389, and they will provide you with some of the most relevant solutions.