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What if I need to roll into September and cannot wait for the update?

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This article will assist you with ensuring that the changes made to ETI is correctly reported on Sage Business Cloud Payroll Professional for August 2021 period.


The weekly or bi-weekly payroll company should to be rolled over into the 1st week/bi -week of September, as employees need to be paid.

The update is not available as yet.

The company does claim ETI.


The following resolutions are available: Click on the available resolution for more detail

1. Increase the number of weeks/ Bi weeks for the company to extend the periods in August: How do I change my company dates?

Example: In week 4 of 4 for August 2021 change the weeks to week 4 of 5

  In Bi-weekly company week 2 of 2 for August 2021 change to week 2 of 3 

NOTE: Very important when extending the weeks or bi-weeks in the month. 

  • Activate forced pay before the date change.
  • Confirm if there are any methods/ deductions that should calculate in the last week of the month or Weeks in month (WIM) setting. These deductions would have calculated in the period when the company was in week 4 of 4 or Bi-week 2 of 2. When extending the weeks in the month the system will apply the setting to calculate in the last week of the month again the deduction/method of calculation and a manual change will be required to ensure the deduction is not calculated again in week 5 of 5 or bi-week 3 of 3.
  • If your companies align with other institutions or bargaining council this resolution will not be advised.


2.  Retrieve backup and do an ETI Take-on for August 2021 to claim the additional ETI Relief. 

Click here for detailed steps to follow.


3. Retrieve the backup for the last week of August: 

If you have rolled over to September to process and pay your employees, print the Period Analysis Report:

  • Retrieve the backup for the last week of August2021. Select the option Replace Company in my live data with this backups data ( last option on retrieve function)
  • Install the update 5.7a
  • Recalculate ETI values with a General recalculation
  • Print the EMP 201 report for August 2021 period
  • Start a new period to September 2021
  • Reprocess payroll for September 2021 and reconcile the totals for each employee, making use of the Period Analysis Report