Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2018.3.1 - October 18, 2018

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General

  • We have enhanced the way the transaction descriptions are set when retrieving data in the Bank Feeds portlet.
  • We have addressed the following issues.
    • Accounting CS closed if you tried to add a new custom filter on the fly by entering it into the filtering field.
    • An error occurred in the Client Dashboard if you tried to select a different client before data for all of the portlets had finished loading for the currently selected client.
    • Accounting CS closed if you tried to save an unprinted check without a date in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen.
    • Accounting CS printed signature images on blank VOID checks if the check layout contained multiple recipients per page.

Accounting

  • We have added the Segment Only option in the View Maintenance dialog in the Actions > Enter Trial Balance screen. (Accounting CS Ideas Community #1707). Details
    This new option will filter out core accounts and show all segmented accounts.
  • We have addressed an issue that caused an error to occur in the Setup > Chart of Accounts screen if you tried to change the classification code and/or subcode of a core account for a client with a segmented chart of accounts.

Import of client data from QuickBooks Online

  • Accounting CS now displays a message during transaction import from QuickBooks Online when it detects a non-supported transaction type that is linked to a bill payment. Details
    When Accounting CS detects a non-supported transaction type that is linked to a bill payment, it displays a dialog that provides transaction details and an alternate method for importing the transaction.

Data conversion from Creative Solutions Accounting to Accounting CS

  • We have addressed an issue that caused several conversion errors and missing data after the conversion of a client with a segmented chart of accounts.

General - Payroll

  • We have addressed an issue with location/department distribution information that was missing in the Setup > Employees screen for certain employees. Details
    In certain circumstances, when GL accounts were assigned to tax items in the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Employees screen, location/department distributions were missing for employees that worked in multiple locations or departments.
  • Kentucky local. We have updated the application to accept the new Withholding ID format (formatted as ten digits) that is now being issued by the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission.

Accounting CS Payroll, for live payroll processing

In addition to the changes made for general payroll features listed above for after-the-fact payroll processing, the following changes have been made for the live payroll processing features specific to Accounting CS Payroll.

  • You can now quickly navigate to client transactions in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen from Amount fields in the Actions > Reconcile Impound Bank Accounts screen. Details
    In the Deposits & Additions tab, the Checks & Payments tab, and the Direct Deposit tab of the Reconcile Impound Bank Accounts screen, click a blue hyperlinked amount to automatically navigate to the corresponding client transaction in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen.
  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Accounting CS to close unexpectedly when liabilities were created during the payroll printing process.
  • For every release, be sure to check the Updates for payroll tax rates, limits, and minimum wage rates (year to date) article to stay on top of changes that may affect your firm and clients.

Payroll compliance

  • Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Labor now requires all employers to file Forms UC-2 and UC-5A electronically and will no longer accept paper copies of the forms. Therefore, we have removed the Paper filing method for the forms and added the Web fill-in methods. You can file these forms using the Electronic or Electronic with payment filing methods.
  • Maryland. We have addressed an issue that prevented the application from displaying the period end date and due date for Form MW506.
  • Nevada. We have addressed an issue that caused the application to display incorrect employee wage amounts, for tipped employees only, on the Form RPT3795 worksheet. The application did include the correct values in the Form RPT3795 internet file.
  • Oregon. We have addressed an issue that caused the application to calculate the amount for Line 4 of Form STT-1 incorrectly. The issue affected only clients for whom you had made Oregon SIT payments during the processing quarter.

Updates for payroll tax forms, tax agents, and new hire files

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  • Payroll tax forms updated

    We have updated the following forms, internet files, and electronic files to the latest versions available from the agencies. Those forms marked with an asterisk (*) were released via an alert between application updates, not as part of the current release.

    State

    • Connecticut – Forms UC-2 and UC-5A

Accounting CS includes two interactive tools that provide valuable payroll tax information.

Related articles

Prior release user bulletins

Support Contact Information page on our website

Finding answers in the Help & How-To Center

Accounting CS Ideas Community

Ordering Forms W-2, 1099, and 1095-C 

Payroll Year-End Processing tips

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