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What is FUTA?

One of the crucial payroll taxes that every business owner must pay to the government for the welfare of the workers is the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). The primary goal of FUTA is to offer benefits to employees who voluntarily abandon their jobs. Various employees in an organisation have different FUTA protocols. The SAGE 50 futa mistake occurs when filing Form 940 with the IRS. The deadline for Form 940 is January 31. For those who have already deposited their taxes, there remain a further ten days. AccountsPro will go over how to fix the Sage 50 FUTA error. You may also connect with the Sage Accounting Support team for assistance.

FUTA Error In SAGE 50 Accounting

Sage 50 FUTA errors typically happen when Payroll checks computations and discovers any withholding that was improperly assigned to a specific employee. Each year, thousands of Sage 50 customers encounter this FUTA-related problem. An error alert appears on the screen if the Payroll FUTA is not correct. Sage 50 Payroll Errors will be explained to you by AccountsPro so you may troubleshoot them on your own and fix them.

Sage 50 FUTA Not Found Error

Major causes associated with FUTA could not be found error:

  • Missing latest tax update
  • Inactivated product
  • Incompatible version
  • Incorrect payroll settings
  • When attempting to issue Payroll on an inaccurate date

AccountsPro guide about Sage 50 Payroll Formulas which helps you to create, edit or modify details anytime.

How To Fix FUTA Not Calculating Tax Sage 50 Error

Quick fix solutions for Not calculating tax Sage 50 FUTA error:

Solution 1:

  • Navigate the Help option, About Sage 50 Accounting, and Check that Installed Tax Service contains a present year (In case the latest tax update is missing you need to install the updates)
  • Now locate the file, click on Payroll Formula and then select Sage-Maintained Formulas
  • Monitor all the formulas for the present year are present on the drop-down named Formula ID (The format for the formula name should contain the year)
  • Discover Maintain, hit on Default information, and then click on Employees
  • Search for the Employee fields option. Monitor the tax fields are verified to compute (calc) and set to use the accurate formulas:
    • Federal Income Tax: FIT
    • Local Income Tax: **LIT
    • Social Security: FICA EE
    • Medicare: Medicare
    • State Income Tax: **SIT
  • Locate company fields option, monitor the tax fields are verified to determine (Calc) and set precise formulas:
    • Federal Unemployment Tax: FUTA ER
    • Social Security: FICA ER
    • Medicare: Medicare
    • State Unemployment tax: **SUI
  • Hit on OK
  • Locate Maintain and then select Sales Reps/Employees
  • Check that each employee record of the taxes on both Company fields and Employee Fields are verified to Use Defaults
  • Search the Withholding option and monitor whether a valid filing status is there by choosing the drop-down list, check Federal, Local or State is chosen
  • Monitor State Locality is utilizing the accurate state abbreviation i.e. must contain the official 2-letter postal
  • On any modification to the employee record, you need to save the changes by hitting on the Save button
  • After that make a paycheck and then check whether the FIFA error has been fixed or not.

Solution 2: Inaccurate Payroll settings:

  • Choose Maintain, click on Payroll, and then hit on Payroll Settings.
  • Locate the Taxes box and choose Assign Tax Fields
  • Already assigned fields that are set up in the payroll category so that it would be utilized for the Tax Liability report, Federal, W2, and state forms.
  • Company-Paid Taxes acts as business taxes Like FUTA and other state taxes.
  • Employee-Paid State Taxes are known as extra Employee taxes that would be assigned.
  • Hit on the Finish button to save the modification

Solution 3: Rename & re-classify payroll fields:

  • Discover Maintain, click on Payroll, Rename and reclassify fields
  • Check the entire above-mentioned fields that are properly assigned including the accurate category have been chosen or not
  • Hit on Save and then click on Close

Solution 4: Voided Paychecks:

  • Navigate Lists and then select Employees & Payroll, Paychecks.
  • Adjust the Date Range to This Year
  • Search the list through check numbers by hitting on Check No. or column header.
  • Verify there are any voided paychecks if found delete it
  • Execute the tax form and now check the amounts are now correct

Solution 5: Absence of specified formula in User-Maintained Formulas:

  • Locate the File option, and then click on Payroll Formulas, User-Maintained Formulas
  • For Formula Name, fill in XXSUI ER YY, where XX refers to the state abbreviation, whereas YY represents the current tax year abbreviation
  • Apply Effect on gross pay to subtract from gross
  • Adjust Filing Status to All
  • Apply how you classify this formula to the Tax
  • Add Tax Agency to State
  • Choose your preferred state listed in the drop-down box
  • Verify Use this formula as a filter on the payroll Tax report
  • write the below-written formula in the formula box

LIMIT=0000.00; “This value pulled from Taxinfo.dat”

PERCENT=0.00000; “State Unemployment Rate: (%) entered by the user”



  • Modify PERCENT & LIMIT to the accurate limit and percentage as applied through State
  • Hit on Save
  • Make a paycheck and check that error has been fixed.

Solution 6: Verify Employee Settings:

  • Locate Maintain, hit on Payroll, and then select Employee Defaults.
  • Discover the Employee or company field’s option and then choose the Adjust option for neither the tax that is nor operating as expected on the form
  • Check whether the gross is accurately set or not
  • Verify the employee defaults and then choose to Maintain, then click on Sales Reps/Employees
  • Monitor if the employees have not selected the box named Use Default then choose Adjust option and check the adjusted gross is properly set

Solution 7: Manually filled paycheck deductions:

Check out entire deductions that were placed manually in the accurate payroll box

Solution 8: Inaccurate date range:

  • Tax liability report is dependent upon the check date
  • Modify the range of dates including check and end date

Help FUTA Tax Stopped Calculating Sage 50 Payroll

The above article is enough to rectify the Sage 50 FUTA Error but, still, if you experience any trouble, with no delay reach the Sage 50 Support Number. The Sage professional provides 24-hour availability service to figure out all your doubts and serve you on time with better resolution. Meanwhile, you can send all your queries through an email address or for instant assistance Sage 50 Chat with one of the sage experts.


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