QuickBooks Payroll Service Server Error

QuickBooks Payroll software is one of the most advanced payroll software that enhances the user experience with powerful features combined with user friendly interface that is beneficial for both novice and professional users. Keeping the superiority of the software aside, it at times does end up giving troubles to the users. One such error is discussed below in detail for your perusal.


While sending either payroll data or paychecks for direct deposits, you might encounter following messages:

  • “Payroll Service Server Error. Please try again later. If this problem persists please contact Intuit Technical Support.”
  • “Payroll Connection Error.”
  • “Error: QuickBooks has encountered a problem sending your usage data.”

Cause for the QuickBooks Payroll Service Server Error

  • Security certificate is not valid.
  • Your data is being sent in multi-user mode.
  • Network Time-out occurred while contacting the QuickBooks server.
  • Network problems.
  • Firewall and other security software settings.
  • Issue with system properties.

Step to Fix QuickBooks Service Server Error

To fix the QuickBooks Service Server Error, You need to follow mentioned below steps:

Total Time: 14 minutes

  1. Step One

    First try to reboot your computer and again try to send payroll data.

  2. Step Two

    Open your network’s (Internet Explorer) advanced setting to ensure that the ‘Use TLS1.0’ is marked check, ‘Use TLS1.1’ and ‘Use TLS 1.2’ are marked uncheck.

  3. Step Three

    Ensure that you are using a network and then opt for that matches your preferences perfectly.
    💠 If you are using a network
    💠 If you are not using a network

  4. Step Four

    Ensure that you are employing single user mode while sending your required data.

  5. Step Five

    Update your Payroll software.

  6. Step Six

    Do round check of your system’s properties like time and date.

  7. Step Seven

    Internet Explorer should be used as the Default Web Browser.

  8. Step Eight

    There should be complete accessibility to secured web sites.

  9. Step Nine

    Recheck and ensure that the tax tables are updates and recent in their terms. Also make sure that the QuickBooks version you are using is latest and most recent release of Intuit.

  10. Step Ten

    Uncheck the ‘Publisher’s Certificate Revocation’ checkbox.

  11. Step Eleven

    At times the system we are using to send the payroll data with has wireless Internet connection. Try to use a system with cable Internet connection to send the required data. Another reason is that wireless connections at times are not safe.

  12. Step Twelve

    Applications like ‘Be Safe’ do not allow for swift sending of financial information out of the system. If you are employing this application try to change settings.

  13. Step Thirteen

    As per the current option switch ‘Shared Download’ to either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

  14. Step Fourteen

    Reassess your subscription plans of payroll.

  15. Step Fifteen

    Check the Internet connection for your QuickBooks.

  16. Step Sixteen

    Add ‘quickbooks.com’, ‘quicken.com’ and ‘payroll.com’ to your trusted web sites list and now again try to send your payroll data.

Need Professional Help?

If you get stuck anywhere in the process, feel free to get in touch with Payroll.AccountingErrors Support Team.

This should resolve all your issue regarding the server errors. If you still face the problem you should immediately get in touch with QuickBooks Payroll technical support team as soon as possible. Their impeccable technical experts will be able to resolve your problem without any hassle. However, if you face any trouble in connecting with them you can expect high quality of support from QBPayrollHelp and their team of experts by contacting with them through Toll Free Number 📞+1-844-827-3817.


  1. What does QuickBooks Payroll Service Server Error mean?

    The error code is QuickBooks Payroll Service server error, which appears on your when the user attempts the wrong step to processing the payroll functions. Don’t panic about this issue, just learn how to fix this error and perform the guidelines to go back to your work to track the same accountancy programs.

  2. Why does QuickBooks Payroll Service Server Error occur?

    The QuickBooks Payroll Service Server Error issue appears due to many causes such as improper internet connectivity, invalid security authorization, multi-user mode, and network processing time-out. To avoid these types of errors, users have to check and verify all connections before heading to the QuickBooks payroll services.

  3. How can I fix the QuickBooks Payroll Service Server Error instantly?

    Firstly make sure the reason behind this problem, if there are any network connectivity issues then you need to repair them by performing the displayed guidelines. There is no tool available in QuickBooks to fix the payroll Service Server Error Instantly.

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