Causes of QuickBooks tax table not updating and doable fixes

QuickBooks tax table not updating

QuickBooks helps users calculate business taxes and pay them punctually according to the tax table of the federal government. However, there are recent reports of users complaining about the QuickBooks tax table not updating on their PCs. So, we created this blog to help them acknowledge why this happens and the techniques you can use to fix the issue easily.

Let our QB support team handle the matter by giving them a call at 1-855-856-0042.


You can sometimes find yourself in a situation where QuickBooks fails to download or install the payroll updates on your PC. The main causes for this failure in updating the tax table are mentioned below-

  • Your QuickBooks isn’t updated, and the software falls prey to compatibility issues while integrating with the web services.
  • Windows Firewall or antivirus on your PC stops QuickBooks from connecting to the internet or using the Windows installer.
  • QuickBooks doesn’t have the admin permissions to access the location you chose for storing the update package.


You won’t be able to install the latest tax updates and might encounter error codes while updating the service. The methods required to get rid of this error from your QuickBooks are mentioned below in detail-

Solution 1- Assign Admin rights to QuickBooks before updating the payroll service again

You might face trouble updating the payroll service on your QuickBooks if the Windows Firewall or antivirus blocks the background processes of the software or some of its program files. Problems might also occur if QuickBooks gets restricted from accessing the storage location of the payroll update package due to a lack of folder permissions. You must tackle the problem by running QuickBooks in administrator mode as shown in these steps-
  • Search for ‘QuickBooks’ and go to the folder location from the results.
  • Right-click the QuickBooks.exe file and select the Properties option.
  • Go under the Compatibility tab and select the Run this program as Administrator checkbox.
  • Try downloading the payroll updates again when the software launches in admin mode.
Move to the next solution if you still face problems updating the payroll service.

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Solution 2- Update your QuickBooks to the latest released version

You might run into problems while updating the payroll service due to compatibility issues in the software, which can trigger while using Windows applications or integrating with web browsers. You must download the latest QuickBooks updates to resolve the issue as described in the steps below-
  • Launch your QuickBooks and access the Help menu of the software.
  •  Select Update QuickBooks Desktop in the list and click the Reset Update option located under the Update Now tab.
  • Single-click the Mark All checkbox to update all the software services, including the payroll.
  • Wait until the update package is downloaded on your computer and reboot your QuickBooks thereafter.
  • Click Install Now or Ok in the dialogue box, prompting you to install the QuickBooks updates.


This blog shares the causes of QuickBooks tax table not updating on your PC. The approaches you can take to resolve the issue are also mentioned in the blog, and we hope you use them to prevent issues while downloading the payroll updates in the future.
Contact our team of QB experts at 1-855-856-0042 to rectify the problems you encounter while using the methods

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