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Reported Date Category Reported Version Status Modified Date Fixed Version Synopsis
01/24/18 ALL N/A Verified 01/24/18 N/A Phishing E-mail
There has been a confirmed phishing e-mail being sent to CS Professional Suite users from cs.service@thomsreuters.com. Below is a facsimile of the email being received.

Hello,

Your account has been Approved, you are all set but do not forget to verify your CS Professional Suite Account.

CLICK HERE to verify your CS Professional Suite Account.

*Link Expires in 24 hours

If you speak with a customer that has received this e-mail, please contact the Support-Incident Management team.

12/20/17 Platform 2017 Notice 01/22/18 N/A Tax Law Changes

Fixed Assets CS was updated in January to include changes for qualified improvement property, farm and farm rental assets, real property – residential rental, increased Section 179 limits, increased luxury auto limits, and first-year bonus depreciation. For details, see the Fixed Assets User Bulletins by opening the program and going to Help > Bulletins.

In the future (date TBD), we will release an update that will include changes for the corporate AMT being repealed for tax years beginning after 12/31/17 and the like-kind exchange rules for exchanges that occur after 12/31/17.  We are awaiting guidance from the IRS on these changes.  

In November 2018, Fixed Assets CS will be updated to include a report for the 20% deduction for qualified business income.

This alert will be updated as information becomes available.

12/29/17 Platform 2017 Notice 12/29/17 N/A GO Zone / 168(k) (force) field set to Property not qualified
For used assets acquired after 9/27/17 and entered prior to the 17.1.2 update, the GO Zone / 168(k) (force) field was automatically filled with the selection Prop not qualified – GO Zone/168(k). This field will have to manually be cleared for all used assets to calculate bonus with a date acquired after 9/27/17. 
12/12/17 All 17.1.1 Fixed  12/12/17 N/A Fixed Assets 2017 Update
The initial Fixed Assets 2017.1.0 download is available on tax.tr.com. The 17.1.1 update for Fixed Assets CS is scheduled for 12/14/17. This update allows to indicate when an asset is qualified for the Maine capital investment credit for assets placed in service in 2107 or later tax years.
12/04/17 All N/A Notice 12/04/17 N/A How to access your CPE Certificate(s)

Did you know you can view or download your CPE Certificates for Thomson Reuters courses by logging in to your CS Web Account? For instructions, see Obtaining your CPE Certificate(s) via the My Account page.

11/28/17 All N/A Fixed 12/06/17 N/A CS Web server error when updating CS Web account profile information

When updating the password or email address associated with your CS Web account, some user may receive a server error message. Although this error message appears, your changes are saved and the new password or email will now be your new login credentials. Our development teams are working on releasing a fix as soon as possible. For details about updating your CS Web account, see Changing your CS Web account profile information.

11/28/17 All All Notice 11/28/17 N/A Firm Delegate and license PIN

For security reasons only a firm's licensee has access to make changes to the firm's phone number, address, name or license PIN. The firm Delegate role is not an option that can be assigned for firm's in the absence of the Licensee. This role is only available to firm's whose applications are licensed to the firm, and only certain firm types qualify to licensee their applications in this way. For details about the new delegate roles see, Modifying the firm delegate role. For details about firm types, see Internal: Firm types.

If a firm is requesting this role be assigned to an individual at their firm, please transfer these calls to Customer Service to review and determine if they qualify. Because the firm's licensing type determines wether they need to have an individual assigned to this role, in most cases if there is a Licensee assigned this will not be possible.

10/25/17 All 2016 Notice 10/25/17 Notice Action required - update your CS Professional Suite license PIN

New for 2017, the license PIN you use for your CS Professional Suite applications cannot match your firm's ZIP code. If your license PIN matches your ZIP code, your firm's designated Licensee or Delegate must update it to a secure PIN. For details, see Managing your license PIN.

This update is required before you can successfully download and install the appropriate licenses to your programs. If you have received a "Firm ID and PIN do not match our records" error message, contact your firm's licensee to obtain the correct PIN. For additional details about this error message, see License download failed: firm ID and PIN do not match our records.

11/17/17 All All Open 11/17/17 N/A License PIN not saving / firm ID and PIN do not match

Communication was sent to firms in October explaining that they must update and/or verify their license PIN, as the PIN is no longer allowed to match the ZIP code. If a firm receives the CS Connect error that the firm ID and PIN do not match our records, they need to verify their PIN on the My Account page.

There have been reports of license PINs appearing to revert to the ZIP code after being updated. A fix for this issue was released 11.19.17. If a firm reports a "Firm ID and PIN do match our records" message in CS Connect, follow the instructions in the internal note of Troubleshooting license PIN update errors.

After troubleshooting, if the PIN is reverting to the firm ZIP code after updating it on our work with your departments CF to resolve the issue.

06/28/17 Platform N/A Notice 06/28/17 N/A Responding to questions regarding Petya ransomeware

For users asking questions about this, here is the approved Thomson Reuters customer statement regarding Petya ransomware.

"Thomson Reuters takes the security of its global systems seriously. We are well aware of the latest, highly publicized, Petya ransomware attack that has impacted a number of organizations around the world, and our systems continue to function normally.

We are continually monitoring our systems to ensure the protection of our customers’ information and achieve consistent reliability of our products and services.

In the event customers experience any difficulties, they should contact their customer representative as usual.

06/02/17 Platform N/A Verified 06/15/17 N/A An Issue Occurred with Your Firms Security Upgrade

When logging into cs.tr.com a user may receive a prompt to migrate their security. After entering their password a second time they will receive an error message stating migration failed and to contact support. Please add these firms to this TFS item and let them know the issue is being worked on.

05/25/17 Security Notice 06/01/17 Resolved Resolved - "Unable to confirm password" error message when enabling or disabling multi-factor authentication via CS Web
The issue causing users to receive this error message when enabling or disabling multi-factor authentication for their CS Web account has been resolved. Users who cannot access their CS Professional Suite application or the website due to an inaccessible mobile device, should follow the steps for logging in when your mobile device is not accessible.
03/09/17 Security N/A Notice 03/09/17 Notice Update to internal procedures for change of address requests

In an effort to ensure requests to update demographic information are valid the following changes are effective immediately:

At this time CS Web accounts with administrative permissions can still make these requests. We can only accept requests submitted by the licensee. We are currently looking in to ways to restrict this.

03/06/17 Security N/A Notice 05/02/17 Notice Strengthen security for your firm and clients with multi-factor authentication

Did you know Thomson Reuters can offer even more advanced security options through multi-factor authentication? Many of the online accounts and software products that you use every day are currently protected by a login and password - multi-factor authentication adds at least one more layer of identity verification to that process.

We strongly recommend that you use multi-factor authentication to provide the highest level of security for you data. To get started, see Multi-factor authentication overview. For additional details about our strongly recommended security measures, see the Data Security for Tax and Accounting Firms page on our website.

03/06/17 Security N/A Notice 05/02/17 Notice Firm security – contacting the Incident Management group

When customers tell us that they were compromised, their identity was hacked, they’ve had a security breach, or any other indication that their information has been compromised, it is important to share this. Send any information you receive via email to Support - Incident Management. This team reviews that information to ensure old EFIN numbers are blocked, and takes necessary steps behind the scenes to make sure any compromised information cannot be used maliciously.

02/21/17 Security N/A Notice 05/02/17 Notice EMS Migration Support Tool error: "User exists in TRID, but there is no TRUID in EMS. Contact Platform Development for resolution"

To resolve this error, please follow these steps:

  1. Have the firm admin log in to https://cs.thomsonreuters.com/myaccount/login.aspx.
  2. The admin chooses Manage Accounts and deletes the user experiencing this error.
  3. The user then navigates to cs.tr.com.
  4. Choose Hi, Guest | Your Account > Sign in under CS Professional Suite.
  5. On the CS Professional Suite account sign in screen, choose Need an account? Click here.
  6. Have the user enter the Firm ID and Zip code and click the Continue button.
  7. The next screen will display a list of names, mark the My name does not show up in the list box and complete the information fields to create the account.

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