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Sage Payroll

Get secure, accurate, and compliant payroll right for your clients. Easy-to-use and built with intuitive features, Sage Payroll gives you everything you need to process all your clients' pay runs and manage their HR-related processes.


All-in-one solution

Stop juggling work across multiple platforms. Centralize all payroll, HR, and employee data for all of your clients in a single, unified platform.


Payroll made easy

Save time and reduce manual entry errors with an autonomous employee self-serve portal and a built-in solution to pay employees directly in just a few clicks.

Secure and compliant

CRA compliant with best-in-class security. Have peace of mind with compliant and accurate payroll deductions.

Simple 3-step payroll process

Breeze through the simple 3-step pay run.

  • Step 1: Enter employees' time and pay. Sage Payroll will handle the calculations automatically.
  • Step 2: Adjust pay components according to your unique needs.
  • Step 3: Review and confirm employee pay in minutes.

Full service online payroll

Manage multiple client payrolls in a single online platform. Automatically sync payroll data directly into your journal with a seamless integration to Sage Accounting to minimize data entry errors and keep a clear view of your clients' business.

  • Automated accurate payroll deductions.
  • Includes basic HR functionality including time tracking, leave management, and more.
  • Standard and customizable reports to help your clients make informed decisions.
  • Generate accurate T4, RL-1, and other statutory forms easily.
  • Using another accounting solution? No problem. Easily sync Sage Payroll with your current accounting software.
  • Sync your payroll data and set up direct deposit to pay your employees within minutes. No set-up or extra direct deposit fees!

Flexible pricing to suit you and your clients' needs

Whether your clients have one or 100 employees, there's an option that will fit you and your clients' business.

  • Scale up or down on demand and pay only for what you and your clients need with monthly per user and employee pricing.
  • Easy to change plans as your clients' businesses grow.
  • No setup, transactional, and implementation fees to pay your clients' employees.

More than just payroll

Do more than payroll? So does Sage Payroll. Leverage the power of an integrated HR solution, and add-on additional Sage HR functions as needed.

  • Sage Payroll includes basic Sage HR functionality for free such as: leave management, time tracking, document management and access to the Sage HR app.
  • Save time and improve data accuracy with the Sage HR app, a self-serve portal where employees can submit their time worked, modify their personal information, access their pay slips, and more! 
  • Add-on additional Sage HR modules as your and your clients' needs grow.

See Sage Payroll in action

It only takes three steps to get started…

Sage Payroll is a tool designed to help you simplify payroll for your practice and your clients. To get started is simple:

Step 1: Sign up to Sage for Accountants for free.

Step 2: Use your Starter Kit in your welcome email to get one free subscription of Sage Payroll and HR for your practice.

Step 3: Jump right in to add and set up your clients or try out the different features.

Plans and pricing

Sage Payroll is free for your practice’s payroll. Plus, get an exclusive discount for each client subscription.1, 2

Ready to get started with Payroll?

Get everything you need from a payroll solution. Sign up today for your practice and/or your clients.

  • Easy-to-use 3 step payroll process.
  • Basic HR functionality including time tracking and leave management.
  • Avoid mistakes with fully compliant software.
  • Automated payroll calculations and submissions.
  • Manage payroll for multiple client companies with up to 100 employees each.
  • Share access with your clients.
  • Automatically track your payroll data in Sage Accounting or sync with your current accounting software. 
  • Employee self-serve portal.

Sage Payroll

For your practice
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This free account is for your practice’s payroll and includes any extra modules you select at no extra cost.<sup>5</sup>

Sage Payroll

For your clients
Starting at:
$13.00 /month2,4
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Exclusive accountant and bookkeeper discounted rate for your client subscriptions. Monthly prices start at $10 + $3 per employee.<sup>3</sup>


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  1. For accounting professionals only. To receive and maintain access to a free Sage Payroll account you must be an accountant or bookkeeper providing professional accounting or bookkeeping services for fee-paying clients, and the account must be used for your own practice's payroll. If at any time Sage determines that you are no longer eligible, your access may be terminated. Sage reserves the right to end this promotional offer at any time.
  2. For accounting professionals only. Discounted subscription rate valid only when client subscription account (including renewals) is done by an accountant or bookkeeper providing professional payroll services for fee-paying clients. If the accountant or bookkeeper cancels their client’s Sage subscription, client will be required to set up their own account at the then-current rate in order to maintain access to client’s Sage Payroll program. This offer may not be combined with any other offers or discounts. If a previous offer or discount has been used, the account will not be eligible for the discount. If at any time Sage determines that you are no longer eligible, your access may be terminated. Sage reserves the right to end this promotional offer at any time.
  3. Price per employee is based on the number of users added to the system. This could include business owners, accountants and employees.
  4. Start your free trial and receive 30 days free, then $10 + $3 per employee + applicable tax per month (after offer). No commitment, cancel at any time. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. The free Sage Payroll account for accounting professionals starts as a 30-day free trial. We need your credit card information to verify your business to convert your trial into a FREE subscription. We will not make any charges to your credit card.