Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2019.4.1 - January 6, 2020

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On January 14, 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 updated the Export Client Data Wizard for tax exports to Lacerte, ProSystem fx, and ProSeries for the 2019 tax year.
  • We have updated the tax codes that are available for selection in the Setup > Chart of Accounts screen and the Actions > Enter Trial Balance screen for integration with the 2019 versions of UltraTax CS and GoSystem Tax RS.
  • We have updated the following PDF documents for the 2019 tax year.

Reports

  • We have updated the Tax Code Worksheet accounting report for the 2019 tax year.

    Note: If your firm has modified the predefined version of a report, Accounting CS will not overwrite your existing report with an updated version. If this is the case, you will need to make the necessary changes to your customized report manually, or you will need to restore the latest predefined version using the Report Designer. To do the latter, select the report from the Reports list pane in the Report Designer and then choose File > Restore Default.

General - Payroll

  • We have updated the Employee Spreadsheet Import wizard (accessed via File > Import > Spreadsheet) to once again import new employee information and earnings from a spreadsheet. Details
    With the 2019.4.0 version, we temporarily disabled this import while we updated the application to accommodate the new 2020 Form W-4. In a future release, we will add the ability to map columns to the new 2020 W-4 fields.

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.

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. – We have added the DC-PFL Worksheet as a web fill-in form to support the filing requirements of the Paid Family Leave.
  • 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

    • Arizona – Forms A1-APR and A1-R
    • Idaho – Form 967
    • Nebraska – We have updated the following forms to include the wage and withholding amounts from independent contractor employees.
      • Form 501N
      • Form 941N
    • Ohio – Form IT-3
    • West Virginia – Forms IT-101A and IT-103

    Local

    • Alabama local
      • Tax Trust Account – Forms TaxTrustAc_A and TaxTrustAc_M
    • Kentucky local
      • Finance Officer, Warren County Schools – Form Annual
      • Louisville Metro Revenue Commission – Form W-3
    • Missouri local
      • City Treasurer (Kansas City) – Form RD-113
    • Pennsylvania local
      • City of Philadelphia – Form PHILADELPH_Annual
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Alabama
      • We have added/removed the following taxes for the Tax Trust Account tax agent.
        • Birmingham City Tax (added)
        • Haleyville City Tax (removed)
      • We have removed the following tax from the City of Birmingham tax agent.
        • Birmingham City Tax
    • Ohio
      • We have added the following taxes to the Regional Income tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
        • Alexandria City Tax
        • Genoa City Tax
        • Mantua City Tax
        • Oak Harbor City Tax
        • West Liberty City Tax
        • Woodsfield City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes to the Regional Income tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
        • Plain City Tax
    • Pennsylvania
      • We have updated the municipality and school district liabilities for the following tax agents.
        • Borough of Denver
        • Capital Tax Collection Bureau – EIT
        • HAB-LST
        • Keystone Collections Group – EIT
        • Keystone Collection Group – LST
        • Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau – LST
        • Northampton Area EIT Office
      • Susan Nielsen, Tax Collector
        • We have renamed this tax agent to East Cocalico Township.
        • We have updated the form filing address for this agent.
  • Forms pending approval

    The following 2019 forms are pending approval. Once the forms have been approved, we will make them available in a subsequent software update.

    Forms that are approved after the current update (and before the next update) will be made available immediately. We will inform you of the approval in the following ways.

    Annual forms

    • Kentucky – Form K-5
    • Kentucky local
      • Fayette County Public Schools – Form 222-S
    • Indiana – Form WH-3
    • Louisiana – Form L-3
    • Missouri local
      • Gregory F.X. Daly, Collector of Revenue – St. Louis Form W-3
    • Ohio local
      • Central Collection Agency – Form CCA-W3
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Forms IT-13 and IT-13J
    • Rhode Island – Form RI-W3
  • Forms not yet released

    The following 2019 forms have not yet been released. Once the forms have been released and approved, we will make them available in a subsequent software update.

    Annual forms

    • Kentucky local
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222
    • Ohio local
      • City of Akron – Form AW-3
      • City of Cincinnati Income Tax Division – Form W-3
      • Commissioner of Taxation City of Toledo – Form W-3

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

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

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