Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2019.4.3 - January 27, 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, prevented the transfer of employees via the File > Transfer Client Information dialog. Details
    This issue occurred when the source client and destination client contained different work location states.

General - Payroll

  • New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Employment Security has increased the Administrative Contribution (AC) rate to 0.4%, effective January 1, 2020. Accordingly, the rate defaults to 0.4% in the Unemployment Rate dialog (accessed via the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Clients screen) for new client records and when new unemployment rate records are added to existing clients.
  • Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has made the following changes.
    • They have decreased the Job Development Fund rate to 0.21%, effective January 1, 2020. Accordingly, the rate now defaults to 0.21% in the Unemployment Rate dialog (accessed via the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Clients screen) for new client records and when new unemployment rate records are added to existing clients.
    • They have replaced the Quarter-monthly and With payroll withholding deposit schedules with the new Weekly deposit schedule. Therefore, we have removed the Quarter-monthly and With payroll deposit schedules from the State of Rhode Island tax agent and replaced them with the new Weekly deposit schedule. Also, we have updated the deposit schedules for existing clients to accommodate this change.

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

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

    • New Jersey – Form 1094-C/1095-C internet file
    • Washington, D.C. – Form 1094-C/1095-C internet file
  • 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

    • Delaware
      • Form W-3 9801
      • Form W-3A 9801 is now obsolete and has been removed.
      • Forms W1 9301, W1A 9301, and W1Q 9701
    • Kentucky – Form K-5
    • Louisiana – Form L-3*
    • Nebraska – We have updated the following form to include the wage and withholding amounts from independent contractor employees.
      • Form W-3N
    • Oregon – Form WR and electronic file
    • South Carolina
      • Form WH-1605 internet file
      • Form WH-1606 internet file

    Local

    • Ohio
      • City of Akron – Form AW-3
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Alabama – We have updated the due date on the Monthly deposit schedule for the Tax Trust Account tax 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 local
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222
    • Ohio local
      • Central Collection Agency – Form CCA-W3
      •  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.

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

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