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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

As of January 1, 2012, Pennsylvania localities require earned-income tax to be withheld from employees' payroll checks for whichever has the higher rate - the resident location or the nonresident work location. These taxes must be paid to the employer's work location tax collector. (Previously, the requirement was to withhold the resident earned-income tax only if the business address is the resident location. Otherwise, the business earned-income tax was withheld at the nonresident rate.)

To support the requirements of Pennsylvania Act 32, CSA version 2011.0.12 or higher includes the following:

For the first-quarter software update in 2012, we will update W-2 forms and the following reports to include the PA PSD code:

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