Getting QuickBooks Error PS036? Here’s How To Fix It

QuickBooks Error PS036
QuickBooks Error PS036

Among the most common PSxxx series errors comes QuickBooks error PS036, which many users have reported when attempting to work with the Payroll service or download its latest tax-table updates in QuickBooks Desktop. An error message might show up on the computer screen reading, “QuickBooks has encountered a problem and needs to close. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.” Taking into account the nasty nature of such payroll errors, we have come up with this post to talk about the reasons why QuickBooks error code PS036 gets triggered in the first place and the troubleshooting solutions to overcome it.

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What can be the reasons behind the occurrence of QuickBooks error code PS036?

Generally, QuickBooks error code PS036 occurs when users try to get the latest payroll tax-table updates in an outdated version of QuickBooks Desktop. Nonetheless, there are other reasons too that can lead to it, such as:

1. Damaged installation files of QuickBooks Desktop.

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How to eliminate QuickBooks error code PS036 safely?

Solution 1: Make sure that the QuickBooks Desktop is updated to its latest release

1. Select the Windows Start icon.
2. Enter “QuickBooks Desktop” into the search column and right-click the logo of QuickBooks Desktop.
3. Click on the Run as administrator option.
4. While on the No Company Open window, reach the Help menu.
5. Hit the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.
6. Reach the Options tab and then hit the Mark All button.
7. Choose the Save button.
8. Navigate to the Update Now tab and then confirm that the Reset Update checkbox is check marked.
9. Hit the Get Updates button once you are ready to download the latest QuickBooks updates.
10. Close QuickBooks Desktop and open it again.
11. On the QuickBooks update installer window, select the Yes option.
12. After the installation of QuickBooks updates, reboot the computer.

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Solution 2: Get QuickBooks Tool Hub and make use of the Quick Fix my Program tool

1. Download the up-to-date version ( of the QuickBooks Tool Hub application.
2. Open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file (downloaded file) and do as per the on-screen instructions.
3. Accept the given terms and conditions to conclude the installation of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
4. Right-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon and select the Open option.
5. Choose the Program Problems tab from the left-sidebar.
6. Select the Quick Fix my Program button to initiate the tool.
7. When the tool is finished repairing the QuickBooks program files, launch the QuickBooks Desktop application.
8. In QuickBooks Desktop, try to get the latest payroll tax-table updates and check if any QuickBooks error pops up on the computer display.


Even after going through the troubleshooting solutions that we have mentioned above in the post, if QuickBooks Error PS036 persists, then there might be severe corruption in the QuickBooks installation files. Hence, our recommendation for you is to perform a clean install of the QuickBooks Desktop in the Selective startup mode of Windows. For furthermore troubleshooting assistance to overcome QuickBooks Error Code PS036, feel free to get in touch with our QuickBooks support team at +1-(855)-948-3646.