Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2020.4.5 - February 18, 2021

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Workpapers CS

  • We have added Form 1099-NEC as an available form type selection for Source Document Processing and Source Data Entry.

COVID-19 changes

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

  • We have added the ability to create multiple Form 1099-NEC internet files for the same client in the Actions > Process Internet/Magnetic Files screen. For more information, see Processing 1099 forms. (Idea Incubator #2000)
  • California. We have added state-specific Form 1094-C/1095-C internet files for California. For more information, see California Minimum Essential Coverage Information Reporting External link or Processing 1094-C and 1095-C forms.
  • Kentucky. We have added the Semimonthly checkbox as an available frequency selection for the Reconciliation form type to the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen and the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen. For more information, see Kentucky - Withholding forms update for 2021. Details

    Note: Additional updates to the Accounting CS program interface will be made on a release tentatively scheduled for March 25, 2021.

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

    • California – 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

    • Colorado – Form DR 1094*
    • Delaware – Form WTH-TAX*
    • Illinois – Form IL-501*
    • Maine – Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file now includes a carriage return/line feed after each record in the file.

    Local

    • 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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