• When printing qtrly payroll reports..941s, state reports, why can't the default be the accounting period, instead of system date?

    Reports>>>Forms Tab>>>Form Types= Tax forms>>>Forms=Payroll tax forms>>> Preview & Print, every form that is a quarterly form defaults to the quarter based on the system date, not the accounting period.  EVERY and…

  • Payroll tax withholding not posting to balance sheet accounts

    After the update to Sage 50 US my payroll WH deductions are not posting to my tax liability accounts. I don't know how to fix. HELP. I am on hold with tech support for what seems like an eternity!

  • Adding Payroll Field rows to the "OCR Multi-Purp Laser w/15 Rows" form

    I am having some issues when trying to add additional payroll fields to the OCR Multi-Purp Laser w/15 Rows form, which we use to print payroll checks. I have customized the form and adjusted the format such that two additional fields fit comfortably when…

  • Employee paying less retirement contribution than entered.

    I only have this error on one employee. Our retirement plan match's up to 3% of gross pay. We have several employees that only match up to that 3% limit. For some reason it calculates this  one employee's contribution at 2.94%. The employer contribution…

  • Emailing employee paystubs

    Has anyone one used a 3rd party software for batch emailing employee paystubs?  I have been searching for a solution since this is not available in Sage Payroll.  Wondering if anyone has had experience with DataSoft DSStudio.

    Thanks for any feeback.

  • Year end processing: from W-2, 943 and 1099-NEC

    Year end processing: Issue #1: form 943 input screen does not show line 11 or line 13 calculation until return is printed, does not allow manual change to line 10. Why?,

    Issue #2: Child employees under age of 18 are exempt from paying social security…

  • Payroll.

    I am having trouble writing payroll checks for January.  Every time I open Sage 50, it asks if I want to download the new program.  I have already done this several times.  I also keep getting a message that the TAXTABLE.DAT is missing or corrupt.

  • W-2 not pulling correct data

    I've searched everywhere and this is getting frustrating because,when checking the W-2 withholding amounts for employees  all Social security withholding is not correct in Box4.

    All other tax reports are pulling the correct social security withholding…

  • Taxable life insurance

    How do I entered the taxable portion of Life Insurance (amount per IRS table) for those employees that receive more than 50,000?  I need to add this to the last payroll check so that it is taxed and shows up on Form W-2.

  • Sage Payroll for Sage 50 (or standalone payroll)

    I have been using Sage 50 US for a couple years now, and I really like the software. I provide payroll services to many of my clients (I partner with ADP). I had a potential payroll client contact me on December 8th regarding payroll services for their…

  • Payroll

    I need Help with Payroll Salary Employees, for years I have entered in their fields amounts for Bonus and Commission. Now after the update, they will not open for me to enter the amounts for the Salary only.

  • Turning payroll off Quantum

    I have a client with a business care subscription (3 user) on Quantum. They will be out of business as of the end of 2020. They are no longer running payroll.  Their current business care subscription runs out December 14th.

    I spoke to their account rep…

  • I need help with a user maintained payroll formula.

    We have a new part-time employee who has "head of household" for income tax deductions.  When I go to add her hours for her 1st paycheck, Sage50 tells me that a formula does not exist - VAC-REM 20 Head/Household.  It says to go to File, Payroll…

  • How to get vacation and PTO to show accrued, used and available.

    I have manually entered our employees vacation and PTO hours since there is no way to have them accrue on an anniversary date.  When we pay them for vacation or PTO time it doesn't reduce the remaining hours available.  There has to be a way for this…

  • Employee Beginning Balances Not Flowing to Income Statement

    Hello all!  I've recently converted from QBD to Sage 50 and have manually entered the beginning balances for prior payrolls.  The totals are not reflected on the Income Statement and I'm at a loss.  Any thoughts?  Thank you! 

    Rebekah Roy, EA

  • Sage 50cloud US New Enhancements for Release 2021.1

    On the heels of our July Release 2021.0, we are excited to announce that Sage 50cloud Accounting—US Edition is providing enhanced and expanded features for payroll users.  We’re delivering a highly requested enhancement in this release - expanded…

  • Retro-active Payroll Adjustments

    Can someone help me with an issue we're having in how to handle a retro-active payroll adjustment for "hourly" employees.  Occasionally, HR is late in provided pay rate adjustments and we need to make an addition to a current check for unpaid…

  • Formatting Payroll Checks - Can I specify which specific field from <Payroll Field> I want to display at a specific location?

    I have purchased direct deposit advice forms that have pre-printed sections for FICA, Medicare, Social Security, Federal, State, and Local Taxes.  Is there anyway to take the <Payroll Field> section and link it direclty to a specific field?  Or will…

  • How to Pay Expense Reports through Payroll

    I have Sage 50 payroll and now have a Sales Person who I need to reimburse his expenses.  How do I set this up to do to include with his payroll? 

  • Autorenewing Sage Business Care Shows Plan Level:None

    Hello All,

    I am new to this forum, but have been a Peachtree/Sage50 user for a long time.  This is the second problem with Sage in last 2 weeks...I still wonder if there is a bug in the build...Sage says there is not.

    Anyway, when I tried…

  • Batch Emailing Employee Pay Stubs

    I have to say that this is a feature that is long overdue, and I think it is crucial, especially in this time where we are all working remotely.  This should be a number one concern that should have been implemented in this program many years ago. 


  • Can the un-required fields in an import be left blank?

    I am trying to get a csv file to import into the payroll using Sage 50 Accounting, and I was wondering if it will still work if I leave the un-required fields--such as, Employee First Name, Check Number, etc--blank and filled in the required fields?

  • What are the Journal Entries to record Payroll completed and Paid by an outside payroll company


    What are the final journal entries to record Payroll by an outside payroll company that has already completed and paid all of the payroll taxes? Am I able to just record the expenses or is there still liability entries that need to be completed…

  • Example .csv format for a payroll file

    Hello everyone, I am having issues with Sage 50 giving me errors anytime I go to import in a .csv, payroll file. The errors are either line 1 or line 2 date errors. I know it has to be an issue with my file formatting, and so I was hoping someone might…

  • Time Management for Payroll

    Time management that feeds directly to payroll.