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Setup Payroll Module in Sage

    Set Sage 50 Payroll Module

    No wonder why Sage 50 is widely popular these days, both among the business owners and accounting professionals. With an unmatched spectrum of useful tools and functions, it has been making sustained efforts to fulfill the accounting needs of its users. The Sage Payroll Module is one such functionality embedded in this accounting software.

    You may have experienced that payroll processing has become increasingly complex these days. Paying the employees accurately and timely and keeping a proper track of the complex payroll activities has been quite a challenge for the employers, to say the least. But the Sage Payroll Module has been designed to make life easier for you.

    If you are yet to set the Sage 50 Payroll Module and are not aware of how it can help you, you are definitely missing something! But, you do not need to bother at all! All you need to do is to go through this blog. Here, we will tell you how to set up the Payroll module in Sage 50 on your system. Simply implement the steps mentioned in this blog and enjoy the incredible payroll features in Sage 50.

    Here we go!

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    How to Setup Payroll Module in Sage 50?

    Please follow the steps shown below-

    • Open Sage 50
    • Select Setup
    • Navigate to Settings
    • Go to Payroll
    • Click on Linked Accounts.
    • Now, verify if there exists an account for each of the fields , in every subsection (Taxes, Incomes, Deductions, etc.)
    • Click OK to proceed
    • Select Setup
    • Go to Settings
    • Click on Payroll
    • Then go to Incomes
    • Check if each income is set up properly for taxes.
    • If you want to calculate vacations properly, specify a liability account in the Vac. Owed section
    • Now go to Deductions and check if the deductions used are setup properly.
    • Select Taxes
    • Enter the correct percentage rates for each of the additional taxes.
    • Select OK.

    How to Create a New Payroll Income in Sage 50?

    Please follow the steps shown below-

    • Open Sage 50
    • Select Setup
    • Then go to Settings
    • Click on Payroll
    • Navigate to Income
    • Change the name of the next available In come to the income you want to create.
    • If required, you may change the income type and also specify the taxes columns, as appropriate
    • Click on Linked Accounts
    • Go to Payroll
    • Navigate to Income
    • Go to the New Income column. You will have to link the new income to your Wages account.
    • Open the Employee Record,
    • In the Use column, specify the appropriate rate for the new Income.

    Final Words

    We hope the steps mentioned above would help you set up the Payroll module and create a new Sage 50 on your system. If you are experiencing any difficulties in carrying out the above-mentioned steps, we would recommend you to take help from the authorized Sage experts.


    👉 Frequently Asked Questions

    Q 1. How to Install the Payroll Tax Updates in Sage 50 2022 Manually?

    Ans : Here are the steps to follow-

    ▪ Open Sage 50 2022
    ▪ Navigate to Reports And Forms
    ▪ Click on Forms
    ▪  Select the Tax Forms tab
     ▪ Now Open Payroll Tax Forms
    ▪ Open the tax form you prefer
    ▪ A prompt will appear, asking you to install the tax updates
    ▪ Click on Download Updates
    ▪ After completion of the download, click the  Run Update tab
    ▪ The installation process of the new Sage 50 2022 payroll tax forms will commence
    ▪ You will be asked whether you want to overwrite the existing files.
    ▪ Click Yes to All  
    ▪ Follow the  instructions appearing on your screen to complete the installation process

    Q 2. How to Create a New Payroll Deduction in Sage 50?

    Ans : Here are the steps to follow-

    ▪ Open Sage 50 
    ▪ Select Setup
    ▪ Then  go to Settings
    ▪ Click on Payroll
    ▪ Navigate to Deductions
    ▪ Change the name of the next available deduction to the specific deduction you want to create.
    ▪ If required, you may change the deduction type (percentage of gross or amount) in the Deduct by Column, as appropriate
    ▪ You may opt to apply the deduction either after or before the taxes are applied. 
    ▪ Now select Setup
    ▪ Then go to Settings
    ▪ Click on Payroll
    ▪ Navigate to linked accounts
    ▪ Click on the Payroll Deductions tab. The new deduction will be seen in the column below. You will have to link it to either an Expense or Payables account.
    ▪ Lastly, open the Employee Record
    ▪ Then check the Use column near the New Deduction tab and also the suitable deduction rate.

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