chris, once support for QB products is discontinued, you can no longer use their payroll programs.
Resolution for 'access payroll issue: 'Why can I no longer access Payroll on QuickBooks 2014 for MAC?' available: Yes.
The access payroll issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the access payroll issue yourself by looking for a resolution described in the article. If it is a complex access payroll issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other access payroll support options.
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