Sage 50—U.S. Edition: Announcing Sage 50 2020.1

What's new

  • Payroll updates for compliance with revised Form W-4*
  • Improved 1099 eFiling process
  • New Aatrix Human Resource Forms & Compliance module
  • Improved Connected Services experience

For more information about these new enhancements, please visit our What’s New in Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2020.1 post on Sage City.

Important: You will need to convert your company data after installing this update. If you need help installing, converting your data, or closing your year, click here to learn more about Sage Expert Services and to schedule a consultation!

*Payroll subscribers must install this update in order to comply with the new Form W-4. For information about the payroll tax year 2020 Form W-4, click here. Please see steps below for manually downloading and installing the 2020.1 update.  

Sage University Training

View release training on Sage University to learn more about the highlights of this release.

Download and install this update

Important: If you use third-party products that integrate with Sage 50, check with the vendor of your third-party product to ensure their product is fully compatible with this release. If you integrate with other Sage products, check with your Certified Consultant or Sage to ensure that these components are compatible.

This update will be sent to you automatically through your product. If you would like to download and install before the update is sent to you:

  1. Select Services > Check for Updates > Check Now
  2. If multiple updates appear, select the update(s) you want to install, then select Download
  3. Once the download has been completed, exit Sage 50 and the update will begin

Tip: If you have Sage 50 installed on more than one computer, you will need to download and install on the server first.

Need help?

Visit the Sage Customer Resources page at for additional options, including links to Sage Knowledgebase, Sage City, and Sage University, as well as Live Chat and Online Case submission. 

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