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1. Download and install Sage 50 Payroll year end update

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This guide is step one of the year end process to download and install v29 of Sage 50 Payroll.


Sage 50 Payroll v29.00.245 is the latest version, and it includes both the new legislation for the 2023/2024 tax year and the legislation for 2022/2023 and prior.

This means you can install v29 right away, before you process the final pay period of the 2022/2023 tax year.

You can update via the automatic update prompt when you open your software, or manually download and install the update following the steps below.

Now, let's get your software checked and updated!


Check your version number

  1. Click Help then click About.
  2. Under Program Details check:
    • If your version number is v29.00.239 or above, your software is already compliant for the 2023/2024 tax year. 
    • If your version number begins with v28, you need to follow the steps below to install v29.

Before you install v29

To make the installation process easier, we recommend that you carry out the preparation steps below.

What's different this year?

It's still really easy to install the latest version of payroll. We've enhanced this by adding an automatic admin rights check, to ensure the installer can create and update all files and folders that your software needs to run.

After you install your update, you have two icons on your desktop. Software name and icon change in Sage 50 Payroll >

Download and install v29.00.245 full program update

  1. Close Sage 50 Payroll.
  2. Now, simply click the link below:
    • Download Sage 50 Payroll v29.00.245 >
      • This normally downloads automatically to your Downloads folder. If you're prompted to select where to save the file, select your Downloads folder, then click Save
  3. To begin the installation, locate and right-click Sage50Payroll_2900245.exe.
  4. Click Run as administrator.
    NOTE: You must open the installer with the Run as administrator option.
  5. Click Accept Licence then click Next.
  6. Check the path is the same as the program directory you noted earlier, then click Yes.
    • If the path isn't the same, click No then Yes and browse to the program directory you noted, click Payroll.exe, then click Open.
  7. Click OK, when the installation completes, click Close.
  8. Enable background updates >

TIP: If Sage 50 Payroll is installed on more than one computer, repeat these steps on each one.

When you log in to a company for the first time after you install v29, your software upgrades your company data into the new version.

From v29, after the data upgrade process completes your software automatically optimises the database for your company. This helps to reduce the size of your backups, and to maintain error free data.

Next steps

Congratulations! You've now installed the Sage 50 Payroll year end update, check out what's new in Sage 50 Payroll v29 >

You're now ready to move onto step 2, to prepare for payroll year end >

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