Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2019.1.2 - April 18, 2019

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After July 9, 2019, Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2008 R2 or earlier. Therefore, as of the v.2019.2.0 Accounting CS release, scheduled for June 2019, your firm must have SQL Server 2012 or higher installed on the servers that run Accounting CS. See Discontinued support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for details and steps you can take to continue using Accounting CS without interruption.

Note: This change does not affect firms using Accounting CS via Virtual Office or Software as a Service (SaaS).

General

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Accounting CS to close during attempts to open the Actions > Reconcile Bank Accounts screen.

Accounting

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused accounting reports to take longer than expected to preview and print if they contained chart of accounts data.

General - Payroll

  • Washington, D.C. The new Family Leave Insurance employer tax of 0.62% became effective April 1, 2019.  We have added this tax to the application. The accompanying forms will be available with a future release, in time to meet the forms’ respective deadlines.

Accounting CS Payroll, for live payroll processing

In addition to any 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.

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Accounting CS to import incorrect employee birth dates from WorkforceHUB. Details
    Employee birth dates imported as one day before or after the correct date on computers with the time zone set to something other than Eastern Standard Time.
  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Accounting CS to close during attempts to open the Actions > Reconcile Impound Bank Accounts screen.
  • 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

  • Indiana. We have updated the SOC code field on the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Employees screen to accept six-digit codes formatted as either XXXXXX or XX-XXXX.
  • New York. We have addressed an issue on Form NYS-45 that caused employees to be excluded from the form if they were exempt from New York SUI tax.
  • Vermont. The Vermont Department of Taxes has, again, updated the Health Care Contribution premium rate. Therefore, we have updated the Healthcare Contribution rate used for Form WHT-436. Details
    Employers are exempt from paying the Healthcare Contribution if they have four or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. Effective as of first-quarter 2019 reporting, employers must pay an increased Healthcare Contribution amount for each uncovered FTE employee above the four FTE exemption level.

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

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  • 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.

    Federal

    • Form 1099-DIV internet file (2018)

    State

    • Michigan – Form UIA-4101
    • Oregon – Forms OQ and STT-V (2019)
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    State

    • Delaware. We have updated the direct deposit information required to produce an ACH credit file for the State of Delaware tax agent. If you have generated and transmitted ACH credit files using the 2019 first-quarter release of Accounting CS, you will need to call the Delaware Division of Revenue support line to verify that they received and applied your payments properly.
    • Michigan. We have renamed the State of Michigan-Unemployment Insurance Agency tax agent to State of Michigan-UI and updated the form filing addresses.
    • Washington, D.C. We have added the Family Leave Insurance employer tax that became effective on April 1, 2019 to the Department of Employment Services tax agent.

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

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