Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2020.1.1 - April 6, 2020

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We are closely monitoring tax law changes as they are announced, and we will continue to alert you to upcoming changes as we work to meet the requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). 

To find out how we're responding to the impact of COVID-19 on your firm's payroll process and general operations, and to access additional resources and news, see Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Impact on payroll processing.

COVID-19 changes

  • We have updated the application to accommodate new paid sick leave and liability credits mandated by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To help you meet the requirements of the act, we have made the following changes.
    • We have added three new options to the Special type field in the Main tab of the Setup > Payroll Items screen for creating new paid leave payroll items related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

      During payroll check calculation, Accounting CS automatically exempts the pay items that you create using the new COVID-19 special types from the employer portion of the FICA-SS liability.

  • We have added the Average Payroll Cost Worksheet to the Accounting CS Library. You can provide this report to your clients to help them apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, as specified in the CARES Act.
  • We have added the following articles in the Help & How-To Center to help you navigate the process of setting up and activating pay items for the new paid sick leave types and for, optionally, tracking hours using accruable benefit items.

General

  • We have addressed an issue that caused an error to occur during attempts to open the Scheduled Backup dialog (accessed via the Schedule a recurring backup link in the File > Backup dialog). This issue is not applicable to firms using Virtual Office CS or Software as a Services (SaaS).

Accounting

Accounts Payable

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused the application to close during attempts to apply payments, print/pay open payables, or save changes in the Actions > Manage Payments screen. Details
    This issue occurred only for certain clients and certain staff using Accounting CS.

Accounting CS - Client Access

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused the application to close during attempts to apply payments, print/pay open payables, or save changes in the Actions > Manage Payments screen. Details
    This issue occurred only for certain client staff using Accounting CS Client Access.

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.

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

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