Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2020.4.3 - February 8, 2021

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General

  • We have updated the Starting page number field in the Print dialog to allow negative values when printing documents and report profiles from the File > Print Reports screen. (Idea Incubator #402)
  • We have addressed an issue that prevented the Bank account field from being changed for existing Payment and AP payment transactions in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen.

Import of client data from QuickBooks Online

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused an error to occur during attempts to import from QuickBooks Online. Details

    This issue was related to the Chart of Accounts mapping between QuickBooks Online accounts and Accounting CS accounts.

Export of client data to QuickBooks Online

  • We have addressed an issue that, in certain circumstances, caused an error to occur during attempts to export to QuickBooks Online. Details

    This issue was related to the Chart of Accounts mapping between Accounting CS accounts and QuickBooks Online accounts.

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

  • Kentucky. Effective for tax year 2021, the Kentucky Department of Revenue now requires all semimonthly and monthly depositors to file Form K-1 electronically and will no longer accept paper copies of the form. As a result, we have made changes to the application for semimonthly and monthly depositors. No changes have been made for quarterly and annual depositors. For more information, see Kentucky - Withholding forms update for v.2020.4.3. Details
    • We have added Form K-1 as a Reconciliation form type with Electronic and Web fill-in as available filing methods.

      Note: Only for the month of January 2021, semimonthly depositors need to mark the Monthly checkbox in the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen or the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen to make the form available for processing.

    • We have removed Form K-1 as a Payment form type.

      Note: For quarterly filers, the form is still available as a Payment form type.

    • We have added the ability to file Form K-1 electronically via FSET. For more information, see Kentucky payroll tax information.

      Note: For quarterly filers, the form will be made available to electronically file via FSET on a future release in time to meet the 2022 electronic filing mandate.

    • We have removed Form K-1E as it is now obsolete.

      Note: For quarterly filers, the form is still available as a Reconciliation form type.

    • For more information, see the following notes.
      • For semimonthly periods after January, we are actively working with the state to complete the required changes and will release an application update (tentatively scheduled for February 18, 2021) to meet the next filing deadline.
      • For semimonthly and monthly depositors, the Form K-1 electronic file will not include payment information. Therefore, payments must be made using either the Direct Deposit method in the application or by visiting the Kentucky Department of Revenue's website.
      • For tax year 2022, the Kentucky Department of Revenue will be requiring all depositors to file all Forms K-1 and K-3 electronically. We are working with the state to implement the necessary changes to meet those filing requirements in time for processing.
  • Rhode Island. We have removed the Filing Type options from the Transmitter Information dialog (accessed from the Actions > Manage Internet/Magnetic Files screen). Details

    The application will now always use CD as the filing type in the Form TX-17 (Continuation) magnetic file.

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

    • Delaware – Form WTH-TAX (replaces Forms W1 9301 and W1Q 9701)
    • Kentucky – We have added the following for monthly and semimonthly depositors.
      • Form K-1 Reconciliation form type
      • Form K-1 electronic 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.

    Federal

    • Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Corrected internet files (2020)
    • Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Replacement internet files (2020)

    State

    • Arizona – Form A1-WP
    • Delaware – Forms W1 9301 and W1Q 9701 are now obsolete and have been removed from the application.
    • Georgia – Form GA-V
    • Iowa – Form 44-105
    • Kentucky – Forms K-1 and K-1E
    • Maine – Form 900ME
    • Maryland – Forms MW506 and MW506M
    • Michigan – Form 5080 and electronic file
    • Mississippi – Form 89-105
    • Missouri – Form MO-941
    • Montana – Form MW-1
    • New Jersey – We have updated the file names of the Form 1099 internet files.
    • Rhode Island
      • Form 941-MRI (WTM)
      • Form TX-17 (Continuation) magnetic file
    • Vermont – Form WHT-430
    • Washington, D.C. – Form FR-900P

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County Public Schools – Form 222-S (2020)
      • Georgetown/Scott County Revenue Commission – Forms Scott-George PR100 and Scott-George RE100
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222 (2020)
      • Louisville Metro Revenue Commission – Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file now includes a carriage return/line feed after each record in the file.
    • Michigan
      • State of Michigan - Detroit – Form 5323 and electronic file
    • Ohio
      • Central Collection Agency
        • Form CCA-102
        • Form CCA-W3 (2020)
      • City of Akron – Form AW-3
      • Columbus City Treasurer
        • Forms IT-13 and IT-13J (2020)
        • Forms IT-15 and IT-15J
      • Commissioner of Taxation City of Toledo – Form MD-1
      • Regional Income Tax Agency – Form 17
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Local

    • Ohio– We have added the following taxes to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
      • Euclid City Tax
  • Forms pending approval

    The following 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.

    • Via an alert message that displays when you open the application.
    • In the Payroll Alerts section of the Notices portlet on the Home or Firm dashboard.

    Monthly forms

    • Colorado – Form DR 1094
    • Delaware – Form WTH-TAX
    • Illinois – Form IL-501

    Annual forms

    • Ohio local
      • City of Cincinnati Income Tax Division – Form W-3 (2020)
    • Pennsylvania local
      • City of Philadelphia – Form PHILADELPH_Annual (2020)

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

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