Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2021.2.0 - June 24, 2021

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General

  • We have added the ability to delete clients en masse in the Edit Multiple Clients wizard of the Setup > Clients screen. For more information, see Editing multiple client records.

Reports

We have added the following financial statements.

  • Balance Sheet - 12 Month Comparison
  • Balance Sheet - 12 Month Rolling
  • Balance Sheet - Current Period - Current Year
  • Balance Sheet - Current Period - Prior Period - Current Year - Prior Year

General - Payroll

  • We have added the ability to delete clients that have billing and/or impound transactions. For more information, see Deleting a client record. Details

COVID-19 changes

  • We have updated Form 941 and the electronic file to the latest version released by the IRS for tax processing periods 6/30/2021, 9/30/2021, and 12/31/2021. For more information, see Form 941: COVID-19 changes.
  • We have updated the user interface on the COVID-19 Acts tab of the Setup > Clients screen to accommodate the Form 94x changes included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
    • We have renamed the Federal 94x Information section to Federal 94x Information (COVID-19).

      Note: We have removed the 2021 third quarter fields from this section as they are no longer applicable.

    • We have added the Federal 94x Information (ARPA) section.
      • Credit Amount and Number of Individuals fields have been added to enter COBRA premium assistance information for 2021 second quarter and 2021 third quarter.
      • Sick Leave Wages and Family Leave Wages fields have been added to enter qualified health plan expense amounts for 2021 second quarter and 2021 third quarter.
      • Sick Leave Wages and Family Leave Wages fields have been added to enter amounts under collectively bargained agreements for 2021 second quarter and 2021 third quarter.
  • We have added the ability to manually create a FIT ARPA Tax Adj liability for the 941 and 943 vendors in the Actions > Manage Payroll Liabilities screen. For more information, see ARPA liability credit information.
  • We have updated the EFTPS files created in the Actions > Process EFTPS screen to use the following codes for FICA-SS deferred payments.
    • 94107 for Form 941 FICA-SS deferred payments
    • 09437 for Form 943 FICA-SS deferred payments
    • 09447 for Form 944 FICA-SS deferred payments
  • We have updated the 7200 Worksheet - COVID-19 report that is available in the Accounting CS Library to include the various ARPA credits that were part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. For more information, see COVID-19 - Custom reports.
  • We have updated Form 944-X to the latest version released by the IRS.
  • 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 Accounting CS Coronavirus response - updates and resources.

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 updated the EFTPS files created in the Actions > Process EFTPS screen to use the following codes for FICA-SS deferred payments.
    • 94107 for Form 941 FICA-SS deferred payments
    • 09437 for Form 943 FICA-SS deferred payments
    • 09447 for Form 944 FICA-SS deferred payments
  • We have added the Total Clients Selected field in the Actions > Enroll > Reporting Agent Authorization screen that will display the number of clients currently selected.
  • New Mexico. The Taxation and Revenue Department is in the process of redesigning its Combined Reporting System (CRS) to create separate returns for Withholding Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, and Compensating Tax and other business-related tax programs. For tax periods starting on or after July 1, 2021, Form TRD-41414 will replace Forms CRS-1 and CRS-1 Short and will be used as the Withholding Tax return for monthly, quarterly, and semiannually depositors.

    Note: We are working closely with the Taxation and Revenue Department to implement the new form and internet file. We plan to release the new form and internet file on a future application update in time to meet the August 25, 2021 filing deadline for monthly filers.

  • Oregon. The City of Eugene has recently informed us that the forms released with Accounting CS v.2021.1.0 were unable to be processed by their systems. The agency may reach out to you or your clients requesting that the 2021 First Quarter forms previously submitted be reprocessed and resubmitted without the values rounded.

    Note: With this release, we have updated Forms Eugene_EUG-PY-1 and Eugene_EUG-PY-2 to their latest specifications. In our communications with the City of Eugene, they have agreed to waive all penalties and interest accrued on previously submitted Quarter 1 forms if the originally filed forms were postmarked by the April 30, 2021 filing deadline.

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.

    Federal

    • Form 941 and electronic file
      • For tax processing periods 6/30/2021, 9/30/2021, and 12/31/2021, we have updated Form 941 to include the ARPA-related credits.
      • For tax processing period 3/31/2021 ONLY, we have renamed the Form 941 tab to Form 941-Q1 in the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen. Details
    • Form 944-X

    State

    • Delaware – Form WTH-TAX
    • Illinois – Form UI-3/40
    • Maine – Form UC-1 internet file
    • Massachusetts – Form MA-PFML has been renamed to MA-PFML Worksheet.
    • Missouri – Form MO-941
    • Oregon – Forms Eugene_EUG-PY-1 and Eugene_EUG-PY-2
    • Vermont – Form C-101 and internet file
    • Washington – Form WA-PFML has been renamed to WA-PFML Worksheet.

    Local

    • Colorado
      • City of Aurora – Form COA STM 0101 electronic file
    • Kentucky
      • Bourbon County Fiscal Court – Form Annual
      • Boyle County Tax Administrator – Form Annual
      • Butler County Treasurer – Forms Quarterly and Annual
      • Caldwell County Treasurer – Form Quarterly
      • City of Ashland – Forms OLF-1 and OLF-2
      • City of Bellevue – Form 4
      • City of Corbin – Form Annual
      • City of Covington – Form CC-1
      • City of Hodgenville – Forms Quarterly and Annual
      • City of Jeffersontown – Form Quarterly
      • City of Maysville – Forms Quarterly and Annual
      • City of McKee – Forms Quarterly and Annual
      • City of Princeton – Form Quarterly
      • City of Shelbyville – Form EQ1
      • Estill County Fiscal Court – Form HCOC-Q3
      • Garrard Co Occupational License Fee – Form Quarterly
      • Hancock County Tax Administrator – Forms W-1 and Annual
      • Kenton County Fiscal Court – Form KC-AR
      • Knox County Fee Administrator – Form Annual
      • Laurel County Occupational Tax – Form Annual
      • Leitchfield City Treasurer – Form Annual
      • Louisville Metro Revenue Commission – Forms W-1, W-1D, and W-3
      • Madison County Finance Office – Forms MQ and Annual
      • Marshall County Finance Office – Form MOLT-1
      • Marshall County Occupational Tax Administrator – Forms OCC-3PT and Annual
      • Rowan County Finance Director – Forms 1 and 2 have been renamed to FIN-02 and FIN-03.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Abington Township Tax Collector – Form Abington_LST
      • Allegheny Township – Form AlleghenyTwp_LST
      • Berks E.I.T. Bureau – LST – Form Berks_LST
      • Carol Driskel, Tax Collector – Form CambriaTwp_LST
      • Centre Tax Agency – LST – Forms CentreTax_LST(greater10) and CentreTax_LST(under10) and internet files
      • Emporium Borough – Form EmporiumBoro_LST
      • Keystone Collections Group – LST – Form Keystone_LST-S
      • Lower Burrell, City Treasurer – Form CityofLowerBurrell_LST
      • The Borough of Wilson – Form Wilson_WOP1
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    Federal

    • 941 Internal Revenue Service – We have updated the form filing addresses used for Forms 941-X and 944-X.
    • 943 Internal Revenue Service – We have updated the form filing addresses used for Form 943-X.
    • 945 Internal Revenue Service – We have updated the form filing addresses used for Form 945-X.

    State

    • Connecticut – We have marked the Adjust due date to next banking day checkbox on the Quarterly deposit schedule for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority tax agent.
    • Delaware – We have updated the form filing address for the Delaware Unemployment Compensation Fund tax agent.
    • Washington, D.C. – We have added the direct deposit information required to produce an ACH credit file for state withholding payments for the DC Treasurer tax agent.

    Local

    • Kentucky.
      • We have renamed the following tax agents.
        • County Finance Director has been renamed to Rowan County Finance Director.
        • Estill County Tax Administrator has been renamed to Estill County Fiscal Court.
      • We have updated the form filing address for the following tax agents.
        • Caldwell County Treasurer
        • City of Covington
        • Garrard Co Occupational License Fee
    • Ohio.
      • We have updated the form filing address for the City of Kenton, Ohio- Income Tax agent.
    • Oregon.
      • We have updated the form filing addresses for the following tax agents.
        • City of Eugene
        • ER EXP - City of Eugene
    • Pennsylvania.
      • We have added the direct deposit information required to produce an ACH credit file for the following tax agents.
        • Berks E.I.T. Bureau - EIT
        • Berks E.I.T. Bureau - LST
      • We have renamed the following tax agents.
        • Abington Twp Treasurer has been renamed to Abington Township Tax Collector.
        • JJ Corlew has been renamed to Borough Treasurer.
      • We have updated the form filing addresses for the following tax agents.
        • Carol Driskel, Tax Collector
        • Lower Burrell, City Treasurer
        • Nether Providence
      • We have updated the municipality and school district liabilities for the following tax agents.
        • Antoinette Hodge
          • Uniontown, City of - LST - Uniontown Area S D (268003) - 42-051-1215239-LST-268003 (removed)
        • Borough of Churchill
          • Churchill, Borough of - LST - Woodland Hills S D (029902) - 42-003-1214782-LST-029902 (removed)
        • Cathy Ozdany
          • Arnold, City of - LST - New Kensington-Arnold S D (656303) - 42-129-1215691-LST-656303 (removed)
        • e-Collect
          • Colwyn, Borough of - LST William Penn S D (239652) - 42-045-1215179-LST-239652 (added)
        • HAB-LST
          • Arnold, City of - LST - New Kensington-Arnold S D (656303) - 42-129-1215691-LST-656303 (added)
          • Conway, Borough of - LST - Freedom Area S D (042853) - 42-007-1214867-LST-042853 (added)
          • East Bangor, Borough of - LST - Bangor Area S D (480803) - 42-095-1215492-LST-480803 (removed)
          • Milford, Township of - LST - Delaware Valley S D (522003) - 42-103-1215535-LST-522003 (added)
          • West Franklin, Township of - LST - Armstrong S D (030852) - 42-005-1215865-LST-030852 (added)
        • Keystone Collections Group - LST
          • Beaver, Township of - LST - Keystone S D (166503) - 42-031-1216201-LST-166503 (added)
          • Churchill, Borough of - LST - Woodland Hills S D (029902) - 42-003-1214782-LST-029902 (added)
          • East Bangor, Borough of - LST - Bangor Area S D (480803) - 42-095-1215492-LST-480803 (added)
        • Southwest Regional Tax Bureau - LST
          • Uniontown, City of - LST - Uniontown Area S D (268003) - 42-051-1215239-LST-268003 (added)

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

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