Before you can process payroll in January 2013 and process year end 2012 tax filings, you must purchase or renew your annual subscription with Sage. Your one-year subscription to the 2013 Sage Simple Payroll Tax Service provides you with the initial tax service in December in time for your first 2013 payroll and 2012 year-end payroll processing. In addition, any time there is a federal or state payroll tax change enacted; you will receive the updated changes for your Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) accounting program. You will also receive quarterly updates to the formats of the various supported tax-reporting forms (i.e. Form 941, UCT101 Form, Form W-2, Form 1099, etc.).
Figure A: You must register your tax service with Sage and enter that registration number before the tax tables will be activated. Go to Help | Tax Service Registration. [Click on image to enlarge.]
Important Note Regarding Payroll Tax Tables: When upgrading to Sage 50 Accounting 2013 from Sage Peachtree 2012 or earlier versions, you will no longer be able to manually manipulate the tax tables within Sage 50. You will now be required to have a Sage 50 Payroll Tax Subscription in order for Sage 50 to calculate taxes, benefits and liabilities on payroll checks. In addition, a subscription will be required to access payroll tax forms and to use the Exception, Payroll Tax,Tax Liability, Vacation and Sick reports or any custom reports based on these reports.
The 2013 Sage Simple Payroll Tax Service is available only for Sage 50 versions 2011, 2012 and 2013. If you have an earlier version, you must upgrade to the latest version. Please contact your support specialist at Schenck SC for assistance in upgrading your software version.
Schenck SC does not provide this payroll tax service update - it must be purchased directly from Sage.
To order the 2013 Sage Simple Payroll Tax Service, call Sage sales at 866-727-2700. Please be aware there are now different price structures for 1-50 employees and 50- plus employees. To ensure continuous service, your Sage Simple Payroll subscription is an automatically renewing plan and subsequent years will be automatically billed to the same credit card each year on the anniversary date of your purchase at the then current rate (after notifying you 30 days prior). If you terminate the plan with at least seven calendar days’ notice prior to your renewal date, you will not be charged for the renewal. Sage will no longer provide the tax tables via CD—they are available by download only.