Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2019.2.2 - July 25, 2019

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As of July 9, 2019, Microsoft no longer supports SQL Server 2008 R2 or earlier. Therefore, as of the v.2019.2.0 Accounting CS release, your firm must have SQL Server 2012 or higher installed on the servers that run Accounting CS to retrieve this update and any application updates beyond the v.2019.2.0 release. For more information, see How to handle the end of SQL 2008 in Accounting CS.

Notes

  • This change does not affect firms using Accounting CS via Virtual Office CS or Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • There are a number of reminders and alerts within the application for firms who have not yet upgraded to SQL Server 2012 or higher. Details
    • An alert displays when Accounting CS is opened.
    • An alert message displays in red, linked text in the bottom-right corner of the application.
    • Attempts to access CS Connect will prompt an alert to display.

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

Accounting

  • We have addressed an issue that caused UltraTax CS to display a “Specified cast is not valid” error message when certain client information was imported from Accounting CS into UltraTax CS.

General - Payroll

  • Washington. We have addressed an issue that caused Accounting CS to withhold the Washington Paid Medical Leave (Washington FLI and ERFLI) premium after the wage limit had been reached.

Accounting CS Payroll, for live payroll processing

The following changes have been made for the live payroll processing features specific to Accounting CS Payroll.

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, prevented payroll checks from displaying in the Actions > Reconcile Bank Accounts screen. Details
    This issue occurred when a client was impounding using a bank account that was set up to fund only direct deposit payroll checks, but a handwritten or printed payroll check was processed that contained a net check amount.
  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, prevented the application from importing data for new hire employees into Accounting CS from WorkforceHUB. Details
    This issue occurred only when the employee template did not contain linked pay items.
  • 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

  • New York. We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Form NYS-45 and its electronic file to include data for employees who had no wages in the quarter being processed.

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.

    State

    • Washington, D.C. – Form PFL30
  • 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.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • City of Princeton – Form Monthly has replaced Form Quarterly. Form Quarterly is now obsolete.
  • Tax agents added

    We have added the following tax agents.

    State

    • Washington, D.C.
      • DCPFL – DC Treasurer – We have added a new tax agent for the Family Leave Insurance employer tax that became effective on April 1, 2019.
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • City of Princeton – We have added the Monthly deposit schedule and removed the Quarterly deposit schedule from the tax agent.

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

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