Sage 50—U.S. Edition: Announcing Sage 50 2020.2

What's new

Usability and productivity enhancements:

  • Improved attachments functionality
  • New default cash account option for receipts
  • Expanded Invoice No. fields on Payments and Receive Money task windows
  • New Inbox Notification Panel
  • Updated navigation center and access points

For more information about these new enhancements, please visit our New Sage 50 US 2020.2 Enhancements are Live post on Sage City.

Need help with installing the enhancements? Click here to learn more about Sage Expert Services and to schedule a consultation!

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. 

  • I set up a new employee, utilizing the new W-4, and the federal withholding is returning zero.  Plus, I received an error message referencing "FIT 19".  How can this be resolved?

  • Hello Renard Anthony, 

    I checked in with our Sage Support team regarding your comment/question above. Please see their response below: 

    Depending on the pay frequency, pay amount, and exemption amounts (Line 3/ Line 4a / Line 4b) the amount of income may not be sufficient to charge any federal taxes when using the new W4 filing status.

    The error message referencing “FIT 19” can be indicative of several possible issues; however, the most common is that the date of the check is sometime in 2019.  To avoid this please make sure the date on the payroll entry check screen is changed to a 2020 date prior to selecting the employee id from the dropdown.

  • Same problem, used the IRS w/h calculator and zero is not the correct withholding?....

  • Hello Jim Majors, 

    I checked in with our Sage Support team regarding your comment/question. Please see their response below:

    All the federal income tax calculations in Sage 50 are based on the IRS Publication 15-T ( The amounts will vary substantially depending on whether or not an employee is using a W4 from prior to 2020 or not.

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