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Time-saving payroll software for accountants

Stay compliant, serve clients easily

Get ready to save time with a 4-step payroll process that supports all RTI submissions. Sage Payroll is available through Sage for Accountants.

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Sage Payroll

Manage payroll quickly and easily from one place with cloud-based payroll software.

Breeze through pay runs in 4 steps

Easily manage clients’ pay runs. Enter hourly pay or salaries— we'll handle the calculations. Employee payslips can be provided in minutes. 

Step 1: Confirm the pay date 

Step 2: Update employee absences 

Step 3:
Review and confirm employee pay 

Step 4: Submit to HMRC 

Get seamless integration with Sage Accounting

Get a clear picture of each client's finances with a Sage Payroll and Sage Accounting integration.  

  • Salary journals are automatically posted into accounts for clear insights 
  • When a pay run is complete, the information is shared directly to Sage Accounting 
  • No duplication of effort, giving you more time back 

Stay compliant with HMRC regulations

Easily keep your practice and your clients up to date with the latest legislation. 

  • Submit RTI information digitally 
  • Stay compliant with HMRC recognised software 
  • Get PAYE and NIC right every time with real-time data submissions to HMRC 

Give clients complete confidence

Sage Payroll software for accountants is secure, compliant, and accurate – the perfect solution to help businesses with up to 100 employees. Sage Payroll helps clients: 

  • Easily collaborate with you in real-time  
  • Stay on top of payroll online payslips and P60s and recording payments and deductions 
  • Manage deductions like NIC, pension contributions, income tax, student loans, and more 

Clients with more than 100 employees? Request a call back

How does Sage Payroll work with Sage for Accountants?

Sage Payroll can be managed easily within Sage for Accountants, providing you with essential features to simplify your workflow.

What you get with your plan

Get access to one complimentary Sage Payroll plan for up to 50 employees for your practice when you sign up to Sage for Accountants.

Need more? You can add more licenses for your clients at any time through Client Management within your platform, and we'll simply add the costs to your next monthly invoice.

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Get started with Sage for Accountants

Unlock the potential of your practice with customisable plans, designed to help you meet clients' needs efficiently. Choose the plan that suits your requirements and customise.

Sign up to Sage

Sign up to our accountancy and bookkeeping solutions for your practice.

Set up your practice

Unlock complementary software by setting up your practice with Accounting Plus and Sage Payroll.

Manage your clients

Set up client lists in our Client Management software and add subscriptions for their needs.


For practices wanting to automate pricing, client engagement, client management and data entry to support clients.


For practices that require increased allowances and extra subscriptions to drive practice workflow efficiency.
£95 per month / excl VAT


For scaling practices that want to charge up profitability and growth with the best tools in the business.
£245 per month / excl VAT
Currently using Partner edition? Learn about your upgrade to Sage for Accountants.

Payroll Bureau

Have clients with more than 100 employees? Check out Payroll Bureau and learn how it could help you:

  • Improve communication with clients
  • Manage online timesheets
  • Store documents securely online

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Payroll FAQs for accountants 

Sage Payroll helps you easily manage payroll for clients with a simple 4-step process. For clients it means: 

  • More accurate accounts 
  • Legislation is made simple 
  • Easy collaboration with you in real-time 
  • They get a complete solution with Sage Accounting integration 
  • A better understanding of costs and payroll 
  • Stress-free automatic enrolment 
Our payroll pricing is based on the number of employees your client has. You can easily select the number of employees and view payroll pricing here

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