Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2019.2.0 - July 1, 2019

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After July 9, 2019, Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2008 R2 or earlier. Therefore, as of this 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 any application updates beyond this 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 or Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • We are providing 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.

General

  • We now use black font color for the text labels of non-editable or disabled fields, rather than gray font color. (Accounting CS Ideas Community #2669). Details
    • Unavailable/uneditable fields previously used grayed out text.
      Gray unavailable text
    • The text is now black, for better legibility.
      Black unavailable text
  • Entering a date with an invalid year into any date field and then leaving that field now causes the application to revert the date field to its prior value. Details
    Similar behavior previously applied only to dates with an invalid month or day entry, and now applies also to year entries that fall outside of the SQL supported year range.

Accounting

  • We have updated the Actions > View Account Activity dialog. Details
    • The dialog can now remain open while you are working in the main application. (Accounting CS Ideas Community #2922)
    • We have added a Refresh button, so you can refresh the data to reflect the changes that occur while the dialog is open.
  • We have added Type to the dropdown list in the Condition section of the Rules dialog in the Bank Feeds portlet on the Bank Feeds Dashboard.

Accounts Payable

  • You can now sort data by multiple columns in the Rapid tab of the Actions > Manage Payments screen and the Setup > Payable Templates screen. Details
    For multi-column sorting, hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard as you click the column headers by which you want to sort.

Accounts Receivable

  • You can now sort data by multiple columns in the Actions > Apply Customer Payments screen, and in the Rapid tab of the Actions > Manage Customer Payments screen and the Setup > Invoice Templates screen. Details
    For multi-column sorting, hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard as you click the column headers by which you want to sort.

Client Access

  • We have added the Prompt to confirm Client Access selections in the Client Staff screen checkbox in the Preferences tab of the Setup > Firm Information > Firm screen.

Report Designer

  • We have added the following variables to the Client > Client Services section of the variable tree.
    • SwipeClock
    • WorkforceHUB

General - Payroll

  • We have added the ability to generate liabilities for “Other” miscellaneous state taxes that do not fall into the categories of state withholding, SUI, or SDI on historical checks. Details

    We have added an Other category to the State taxes section of the Select Liabilities dialog. This category includes many state tax items that don't fall under the specific state tax categories listed above. Some examples of these are Nevada MBT Tax, New Jersey FLI, New York ECET, New York FLI, Oregon Transit Tax and Statewide Transit Tax, Washington FLI, and Waterfront Payroll Tax.

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 made the following changes to the WorkforceHUB integration.
    • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, prevented employee direct deposit details from importing into Accounting CS from WorkforceHUB. Details
      The imported changes to an employee’s direct deposit information appeared in the Employee Updates dialog in Accounting CS, but those changes were not applied to the employee record if the import included any other changes to that employee’s information.
    • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, prevented new hire employees from importing into Accounting CS from WorkforceHUB. Details
      This issue occurred when the employee template contained linked pay items.
  • We have enhanced security for our integration with SwipeClock TimeWorks Plus. Details
    As of this release, the SwipeClock TimeWorks Plus integration requires Accounting CS v. 2019.2.0 or higher.
  • 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

  • We have removed the ability to transmit 94x Client PIN enrollment files via the Actions > Enroll > 94X Client PIN screen. For more information, see End of 94x client PIN enrollment and filing.
  • Colorado (Aurora). We have added the ability to file Form COA STM 0101 electronically via FSET. For more information, refer to the E-filing notes section of the Colorado payroll tax form information article.
  • Missouri. The State of Missouri has updated the state withholding fields on their W-4 form. To accommodate these changes, we have updated fields in the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Employees screen for Missouri. Details

    We have made the following changes in the State Withholding section of the Payroll Taxes tab.

    • Removed the Total allowances field.
    • Updated the Additional amount field to allow for negative values.
  • Oregon. We have added the ability to file Form STT-1 electronically via FSET. For more information, refer to the E-filing notes section of the Oregon payroll tax information article.
  • Utah. The Utah Unemployment Compensation Fund now requires all employers to file Forms 33H and 33HA electronically and will no longer accept paper copies of the forms. Therefore, we have removed the Paper filing method for the forms and added the Web fill-in method. You can also file the forms using the Internet filing method.

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

    • Oregon – Form STT-1 electronic file
    • Washington – We have added the WA-PFML worksheet and internet file to support the filing requirements of the Paid Family Medical Leave. (Accounting CS Ideas Community #3034)

    Local

    • Colorado
      • City of Aurora – Form COA STM 0101 electronic file
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County Fiscal Court – Forms MQ and Annual (Accounting CS Ideas Community #3035)
    • Michigan
      • City of Benton Harbor – Forms BEN-501, BEN-941, and BENW-3
    • Ohio
      • Village of Mount Blanchard – Form Generic
    • Pennsylvania
      • Thomas Alexander – Form FortyFort_LST (Accounting CS Ideas Community #2841)
    • West Virginia
      • City of Madison – Form CSF (Accounting CS Ideas Community #3060)
  • 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.

    State

    • Alaska – Form TQ01C
    • Arizona
      • Forms UC-018 and UC-020
      • Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file
    • Hawaii – Form UC-B6 internet file
    • Illinois – Form IL-501 electronic file
    • Indiana –Form UC-5A/B worksheet
    • Louisiana – Form L-1 (2019). We have added the paper filing method to the form. (Accounting CS Ideas Community #2617)
    • Maine – Form UC-1 internet file
    • Nebraska – Form UI-11T internet file
    • New York – Form NYS-45 worksheet
    • Pennsylvania – Form UC-2 internet file
    • South Carolina – Form WH-1612 (2019)
    • Washington, D.C. – Form UC-30
    • Wisconsin – Forms UCT-101 and UC-7823

    Local

    • Colorado
      • City of Aurora – Form COA STM 0101 is now a Reconciliation type form.
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County Fiscal Court – Form 1906
      • City of Coal Run Village– Form Quarterly
      • City of Dry Ridge – Forms QA and Annual
      • City of Eddyville – Form Annual
      • City of Hartford – Forms Quarterly and Annual
      • City of LaGrange – Form Quarterly
      • City of Murray – Form OCC-2
      • City of Stanford – Forms 541 and 556
      • City of Vine Grove – Form 5
      • Director of Finance, City of Frankfort – Form Annual
      • Garrard Co Occupational License Fee – Form Annual
      • Henderson Tax Administrator – Forms PR, APR (City), and APR (County)
      • Logan County Treasurer – Form Annual
      • Madison County Finance Office – Forms MQ and Annual
      • McCreary County Tax Administrator – Form MCRecon
      • Perry County Occupational License Office – Form Annual
    • Missouri
      • City Treasurer (Kansas City) – Form RD-113 (2019)
      • Gregory F.X. Daly, Collector of Revenue (St. Louis) – Forms P-10 and W-10
    • Ohio
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland Tax Bureau – LST – Form CumberlandCounty_A_LST
      • Sue Nielsen, Tax Collector – Form EastCocalicoTwp_LST
  • Tax agents added

    We have added the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County Fiscal Court (Accounting CS Ideas Community #3035)
    • Michigan
      • City of Benton Harbor
    • Ohio
      • Village of Mount Blanchard
    • Pennsylvania
      • Thomas Alexander (Accounting CS Ideas Community #2841)
    • West Virginia
      • City of Madison (Accounting CS Ideas Community #3060)
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Federal

    We have updated the form filing addresses for the following tax agents.

    • 940 Internal Revenue Service
    • 941 Internal Revenue Service
    • 943 Internal Revenue Service
    • 945 Internal Revenue Service

    State

    • Alaska – We have updated the form filing address for the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development tax agent.
    • South Carolina – We have updated the direct deposit information required to produce an ACH credit file to the South Carolina Depart. of Employment and Workforce tax agent.

    Local

    • Colorado – We have added the direct deposit information required to produce an ACH credit file to the City of Aurora tax agent.
    • Ohio – We have added the following taxes to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
      • City of Columbiana
      • City of Crestline
      • Village of Batavia
      • Village of Bellville
      • Village of Bethel
      • Village of Pomeroy
    • Pennsylvania – We have updated the municipality and school district liabilities for the following tax agents.
      • Joan K. Fischer, Tax Collector
        • We have renamed this tax agent to Sue Nielsen, Tax Collector.
        • We have updated the default payment and form filing addresses for this agent.
      • We have updated the municipality and school district liabilities for HAB-LST.
  • New hire files updated

    We have updated the following state new hire files to the latest versions available from the agencies.

    • Iowa

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

Related articles

Prior release user bulletins

Support Contact Information page on our website

Finding answers in the Help & How-To Center

Accounting CS Ideas Community

Ordering Forms W-2, 1099, and 1095-C

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