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Plan ahead for payroll year end 2021

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This guide helps you plan ahead for payroll year end in Sage 50cloud Payroll.


What to expect

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce the new budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. We anticipate your Sage 50cloud Payroll update will be available early March, this will contain new legislation, features and improvements for the 2021/2022 year end.


Support with payroll year end

To help you prepare for, process and get ready for the new tax year, the Payroll Year End Centre has everything you need.

It includes access to step-by-step support guides, quick videos and handy checklists, so you don't miss a step.


Advice Centre

Don't forget to check out the Advice Centre for useful support and information in the run up to payroll year end. It opens up automatically when you first open your software. Or, in Sage 50cloud Payroll simply click View, then Advice Centre.

Sage Q&A Live

To help you along the way,  join a free live session 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, where you can ask a Sage expert all your payroll year end questions!

You can access Sage Q&A Live from the Help Centre link within your Sage product or, go to



He's back by popular demand! Duncan's back to deliver your payroll year end webinars. He'll be joined by Tom to show you how to run each stage of payroll year end.


Sage City

You can visit any time and find answers, ask questions, share your experiences and provide feedback in the Sage Instant Payroll forum. 

Our Sage City support community is for everyone - all our customers, partners, accountants and colleagues.

Support bulletins

With the support bulletins, we keep you up to date with the latest news about your Sage product including software updates, new features, legislation changes as well as tips to help you get the most from your software.

Our support news will be promoting all things year end!


Check your HMRC submissions

To avoid having to correct errors at year end, it's important that you view and reconcile the figures that you send HMRC in your full payment submission (FPS) and employer payment summary (EPS) each period, and check this against your data in Sage 50cloud Payroll.

You can reconcile your HMRC values using the FPS viewer and some reconciliation reports, so you can be confident about what you submit each period.

Check your version

Sage 50cloud Payroll v27.00 was released earlier in February and includes several new features and improvements, however we will release a further update early in March for legislation changes. 

Modify your antivirus software to avoid conflicts with Sage 50cloud Payroll

When you download or install Sage 50cloud Payroll software, if you have antivirus software on your computer you may get a detection error, where a Sage file has been quarantined.

Check your My Sage login

In order to download your new tax year software update smoothly, we recommend that you check that you're able to login to your My Sage account ahead of the update being released. You can also use your My Sage account to submit queries online.

Review your e-submission settings

During the year end, you need to make a submission to HMRC to let them know that you're finished in the 2020/21 tax year. Now's a good time to review your e-Submission settings to make sure that your details are up to date.

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