Fixed Assets CS: Alerts and notices

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10/31/18PlatformNoticeNotice10/31/18NoticeCertificate error on a Thomson Reuters site

Thomson Reuters' certificate vendor has changed. As a result, you may receive a certificate error on a Thomson Reuters site. To clear the error and view our sites, work with your IT professional to complete the following steps:

  1. Apply any outstanding Windows updates to the machine(s) experiencing the issue.
  2. If your firm restricts automatic root certificate updates, add COMODO RSA Certificate Authority to your trusted root.

As a workaround, you can click the option in your browser to continue to the site after receiving the certificate error. The wording and location of this option varies depending on the browser.

Reported Date Category Reported Version Status Modified Date Fixed Version Synopsis

06/13/19

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Notice

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06/13/19

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Important! End of support for Windows 7

In January 2020, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7. Because Thomson Reuters cannot support customers using our applications on unsupported operating systems, Fixed Assets CS will no longer be supported on Windows 7 as of January 14, 2020. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your workstations to a supported operating system soon. For more information, see End of support for Windows 7 in our Help & How-To Center.

04/29/19 Login Errors All Fixed 04/29/19 Fixed Website Login Issues/Deactivated Account

We are aware of various login issues when logging into cs.thomsonreuters.com as well as the applications including account deactivated messages being experienced by some customers. Our Development team is looking into the matter. Please see the links below for additional troubleshooting steps and resolutions.

Troubleshooting application or website login errors for CS Professional Suite

Deleting temporary internet files or cached files

03/27/19 MFA All Open 04/02/19 N/A MFA Push Notifications/IPhone

There have been multiple reports with push notifications not occurring with the Thomson Reuters Authenticator App for various devices. This is currently being investigated by our Development team. An update will be provided once more information is available.

Please see the workarounds and steps noted below based on device type.

Apple Devices Only: Re-install the app. You will not need to unpair and re-pair your account. Follow the steps below:

  1. Uninstall the app.
  2. Re-install the app from the app store.
  3. Open the app and this triggers a refresh of the push notification.
  4. Minimize the app and login to a CS Professional Suite application.The push notification should return.

Non-Apple Devices: Open the Thomson Reuters Authenticator app on your device and accept the MFA prompt, then close out of all CS Professional Suite applications and log back in to authenticate again.

Note: If you still continue to not get push notifications, then you will need to continue to open the Thomson Reuters Authenticator app and accept the MFA prompt.

Reps items to include in Flash notes:

Login Type: (TRID or NetStaff)

Login Device: (What are they doing MFA on?)

Login Device's version: (especially important for the iPhones)

Device Carrier: (Sprint? Verizon? Something else (name it)?)

Does their password end in a special character?:

Did you reset their password?:

Did you reinstall the app?:

IF YOU WERE ABLE TO GET IT WORKING: ........ What worked?!

For more information, please reference the following article:

 http://cs.thomsonreuters.com/ua/login_security/cs_us_en/kb_internal/iphone-push-notifications-missing.htm

02/11/19 All 18.1.4 Notice 03/15/19 Notice Asset calculations under 1.168(i)-4(d) - ADS life
With the Fixed Assets CS release planned for March 21, 2019, you will be able to calculate change of use (1.168(i)-4(d)) for prior year assets on an asset by asset basis. You’ll be able to do this when making an election under 163(j)(7)(B) or (C) that requires the business to use the alternative depreciation system (ADS) for certain type of property.
03/13/19 Platform 2018 Fixed 03/25/19 18.3.2 Replicated Clients Assets UltraTax CS

There is currently an issue where the 2018 UltraTax CS application is creating Fixed Assets data files for replicated clients that do not have assets. When replicating UltraTax CS clients in UltraTax CS, folders are created for clients within the DeprData folder . These folders are not being automatically deleted when indicated from the DeprData folder which can cause issues upon reentry.

Update: This was corrected with UltraTax CS 2018 Platform update 18.3.2 released on March 21st, 2019.

Note: The folders previously created prior to the update will not be automatically removed and will need to be manually deleted from the directory.

To remove: Navigate to the following location - X:\WinCsi\DeprData\ where X is the drive letter where UltraTax CS is installed, locate the replicated folders and delete and folders with zero assets existing within the folders created.

10/24/18 Platform 18.1.0 Released 11/19/18 Notice Section 1245 dispositions/TCJA Compliance

The 2018 release of the Fixed Assets CS software includes an option to dispose Section 1245 property as sold/scrapped for tax purposes and like-kind exchange for book and state purposes for state that do not comply to the TCJA tax law change.

10/10/18 Platform Notice Notice 10/10/18 Notice Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

Thomson Reuters offers assistance for customers affected by a disaster. To read more about the program and what it includes, see Disaster Recovery Assistance. If you need to participate in this program, call 800.968.8900.

09/12/18 Platform Notice Notice 09/12/18 Notice Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief

Thomson Reuters offers assistance for customers affected by a disaster. To read more about the program and what it includes, see Disaster Recovery Assistance. If you need to participate in this program, call 800.968.8900.

08/27/18 Platform 18.1.0 Released 11/19/18 Notice Report for Section 199A / QBI
The 2018 release of the Fixed Assets CS software includes a standard report that lists assets included in the capital limitation on Qualified Business Income as outlined in Section 199A.
8/20/18 All Notice Notice 8/20/18 Notice Thomson Reuters Authenticator app update for Android devices

The Thomson Reuters Authenticator app version 1.3.140 was released for Android devices in the Google Play Store and the Amazon Store. The update configures Android devices with OS version 5.0 and lower to use the updated security and encryption of TLS v1.2. Android devices with OS version 5.0 and higher are pre-configured with these security settings and are not affected by this update.

08/09/18 Platform N/A Notice 08/09/18 Notice User experience enhancements for CS Professional Suite

As a CS Professional Suite customer, we are informing you that as part of our ongoing efforts to address the evolving cybersecurity landscape, in early August 2018 we will update UltraTax CS to include multi-factor authentication (MFA) user experience improvements, enhancements to our file encryption-at-rest process, and updates for global data privacy requirements. This update follows our implementation of MFA in all CS Professional Suite products in February 2017, with further enhancements in 2018 including requiring MFA to electronically file tax returns. This update will require no action on your part.

There will be an "Encrypting data sharing" dialog that appears the first time a customer opens UltraTax 2017. If customers ask about this dialog, our positioning statement is: "This is part of our file encryption-at-rest process enhancements related to this update." This is a one-time process that will take 3 seconds/client for desktop installations and a little longer for VO/SaaS.

With this update, data sharing information out of UltraTax CS 2017 to other CS applications will be collected and held until an update later this month, at which point the information collected will be data shared as usual. Prior versions of UltraTax (16 and earlier) will not data share to or from other CS applications in any environment.

As part of this update, customers may be prompted to update .NET framework or their web browser. If so, have them follow the prompts on their screen. Customers will be given a link to Installing an updated .NET Framework. Direct customers to their IT professional if they need additional assistance updating .NET or their web browser.

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