Closing The Payroll Year in Sage 100 ERP (Reminders)


It’s that time of year when companies using the Sage 100 ERP payroll module go through the routine of closing out their payroll year. The (somewhat) tricky part of closing payroll is that you must print your W2 forms prior to updating Sage 100 ERP tax tables and beginning a new payroll year.

What most users have found works well for them is to create a separate newly created backup company within Sage 100 ERP (fka MAS90 or MAS200) and copy their ┬álive company to the backup company (here’s how).

Once the data is copied you can close the live company and load tax tables and IRD (where required) for processing in 2013.

When ready to print the W2 forms simply use the backup company code created above (remember that in most cases you must first restore any changed FICA/Medicare limits).

Closing Sage 100 ERP Payroll Year End


About Wayne Schulz

is a Sage 100 Consultant who has worked with Sage 100 and Sage 100c ( Formerly Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200) since 1986. He provides advanced Sage 100 technical support to companies located throughout the United States on all versions of Sage 100. If you are experiencing an issue with Sage 100, and would like to schedule a support session - please visit our request a Sage 100 diagnosis page.