Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2019.4.2 - January 15, 2020

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

General

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused Accounting CS to close during attempts to print documents to GoFileRoom.

    For firms using GoFileRoom integration in Accounting CS v.2019.4.1 or higher: At your earliest convenience, verify and edit the index mapping in the Value field for each Variable index value type in each document category tab in the Setup > GoFileRoom > Index Mapping dialog. Due to unintentional changes, some variable assignments may need to be reset.

    Note: If you do not see the menu option to access the Setup > GoFileRoom > Index Mapping dialog, a staff member in the Administrator security group will need to verify and edit the index mappings.

Import of client data from QuickBooks Pro

  • We have addressed an issue that prevented Accounting CS from importing payroll checks from QuickBooks Pro. Details
    This issue caused the “Payroll check manager is not properly initialized” error to display during attempts to import from QuickBooks Pro.

General - Payroll

  • We have updated the WorkforceHUB integration to allow the import of employees that are using the new 2020 Form W-4.

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.

Payroll compliance

  • Oregon. The Oregon Department of Revenue now requires all employers to file Form WR electronically and will no longer accept paper copies of them. Therefore, we have removed the Paper filing method for the form and added the Web fill-in method. You can still file the forms using the Electronic filing method.
  • We have addressed the following issues.
    • The application closed unexpectedly during attempts to process Corrected 1099 forms.
    • Oregon. The Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file was not including the Statewide Transit Tax (STT) amount.
    • Wisconsin. All recipients were included in Form 1099 electronic files processed via the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen or the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen, even when the Print All Recipients checkbox was cleared.

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.

    State

    • Indiana – Form WH-3
    • Massachusetts
      • Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file. We now include the MAPFML employee contribution tax amount in the file.
      • Worksheet MA-PFML internet file
    • Oregon – Form WR. We have updated the form to a worksheet format.
    • Rhode Island – Form RI-W3*
    • Wisconsin – Form 1099 electronic files

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • Boone County Fiscal Court – Form Boone_1206
      • Fayette County Public Schools – Form 222-S
    • Missouri
      • Gregory F.X. Daly, Collector of Revenue – St. Louis Form W-3
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Ohio– We have added the following school district taxes to the Ohio School District Income Tax agent.
      • Alexander SD
      • Clinton Massie SD
      • Pleasant SD
      • River Valley SD
  • Forms pending approval

    The following 2019 forms are pending approval. Once the forms have been approved, we will make them available in a subsequent 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
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222
    • Louisiana – Form L-3
    • Ohio local
      • Central Collection Agency – Form CCA-W3
      • City of Akron – Form AW-3
      • City of Cincinnati Income Tax Division – Form W-3
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Forms IT-13 and IT-13J
      • Commissioner of Taxation City of Toledo – Form W-3

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

Payroll Year-End Processing tips

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