Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2018.4.6 - February 7, 2019

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General

  • We have made the following changes to Bank Feeds.
    • We have added the Refresh Account button in the Setup > Bank Accounts screen and in the Firm Bank Status portlet of the Bank Feeds Dashboard. Details
      The Refresh Account process may be required for certain financial accounts to ensure they are up-to-date and able to retrieve data.
    • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused an error to occur when the Unlink Account button was clicked in the Setup > Bank Accounts screen and in the Firm Bank Status portlet of the Bank Feeds Dashboard.

Accounting

  • We have updated the export data files in the File > Export > Client Data wizard to accommodate changes in the Lacerte 2018 application.
  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Accounting CS to close during attempts to save changes to an existing account in the Setup > Chart of Accounts screen.

Workpapers CS

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused an error to occur during attempts to use the Fieldwork Utility.

General - Payroll

  • Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has increased the Job development fund rate to 0.29%, effective as of January 1, 2019. Accordingly, we have updated the default rate for the Job Development Fund to 0.29% in the Unemployment Rate dialog (accessed via the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Clients screen). This rate will be used for newly-added clients and when new unemployment rate records are added to existing clients.

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.

Payroll compliance

  • We have addressed the following issues that occurred during 1099 form processing.
    • Amounts didn't transfer to the appropriate boxes on 1099 forms when the One 1099 per transaction checkbox was marked in the 1099 transaction in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen.
    • Overrides entered in the Recipient Data tab of the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen did not transfer to Form 1099-B.

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

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  • Payroll tax forms added

    We have added the following forms, internet files, and electronic files.

    Local

    • Alabama
      • City of Irondale – Form Irondale_A and W-2 Copy 1 magnetic file
    • Michigan
      • City of East Lansing, Income Tax Department – Form EL-501
  • 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

    • Arizona – Form A1-WP
    • Delaware
      • Forms W1 9301 and W1A 9301
      • Forms W3 9801 and W3A 9801 (2018)
    • Georgia – Form GA-V
    • Hawaii
      • Form HW-3 (2018)
      • Forms HW-14 and VP-1 (2019)
    • Illinois – Form IL-501
    • Iowa – Form 44-105
    • Maryland – Form MW506
    • Michigan – Form 5080 and electronic file
    • Mississippi – Form 89-105
    • Missouri – Form 1099 internet files. We have updated the files to include the .txt extension.
    • Montana – Form MW-1
    • Nebraska – Form 501N
    • Oregon – Form OR-OTC
    • Rhode Island – Forms 941-MRI, 941-QMRI, and 941-QRI
    • Washington, D.C. Form FR-900P
    • West Virginia – Forms WV/IT-101V and WV/IT-103

    Local

    • Alabama
      • City of Irondale – Form Irondale_M
    • Kentucky
      • City of Maysville – Form Maysville_A
      • Georgetown/Scott County Revenue Commission – Form Scott-George PR100
    • Michigan
      • Grand Rapids City Treasurer – Forms GrandRapids_GR-501 and GrandRapids_GR-941
      • State of Michigan - Detroit – Form Detroit_5323 and electronic file
    • Missouri
      • City Treasurer (Kansas City)
        • Form RD-130
        • We have updated the Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file to include the .txt extension.
    • Ohio locals
      • Central Collection Agency – Forms CCA-102 and CCA-W3*
      • City of Akron, OH – Form AW-3
      • City of Cincinnati Income Tax Division – Form W-3
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Forms IT-15 and IT-15J
      • Commissioner of Taxation City of Toledo – Form W-3
  • Forms pending approval

    The following forms are pending approval. Once the forms have been approved, we will make them available in a subsequent software update.

    Forms that are approved after the current update (and before the next update) will be made available immediately. We will inform you of the approval in the following ways.

    Annual forms

    • Kentucky local
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222
    • Ohio local
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Forms IT-13 and IT-13J
    • Pennsylvania local
      • City of Philadelphia – Form Philadelph_Annual
  • Tax agents added

    We have added the following tax agents.

    State

    • New York. NYECET – NYS Income Tax

    Local

    • Michigan. City of East Lansing, Income Tax Department
    • Ohio. Village of Caldwell
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Michigan.  We have updated the direct deposit information required to produce an ACH credit file for the Grand Rapids City Treasurer tax agent.
    • Ohio 
      • City of Waverly – We have updated the default payment and form filing addresses for the tax agent.
      • We have added the following taxes to the Central Collection Agency (CCA) tax agent.
        • Marble Cliff City Tax
        • New Madison City Tax
        • Obetz City Tax
        • Prairie Obetz JEDZ Tax
      • We have removed the following tax from the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
        • Village of Caldwell

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

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