Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2021.4.1 - January 10, 2022

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  • New features and new reports that are released in this version might be protected by security privileges. If your firm has enabled firm security, please evaluate all enhancements and update your security groups as needed.

After July 12, 2022, Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2012 or earlier. Therefore, as of the v.2022.2.0 Accounting CS release, scheduled for late June 2022, your firm must have SQL Server 2014 or higher installed on the servers that run Accounting CS. See Discontinued support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for details and steps you can take to continue using Accounting CS without interruption.

Note: This change does not affect firms using Accounting CS on Virtual Office or Software as a Service (SaaS).

Accounting

  • We have updated the tax codes that are available for selection in the Setup > Chart of Accounts screen and the Actions > Enter Trial Balance screen for integration with the 2021 versions of UltraTax CS and GoSystem Tax RS.

Layout Designer

  • We have updated the 1099-NEC Copy A and Copy 1 layouts to use the full version of the recipient EIN variable instead of the masked version of the variable.

    Note: If your firm has modified the predefined version of a layout, Accounting CS will not overwrite your existing layout with an updated version. If this is the case, you will need to make the necessary changes to your customized layout manually, or you will need to restore the latest predefined version using the Layout Designer. To do the latter, select the layout from the Layouts list pane in the Layout Designer and then choose File > Restore Default.

General - Payroll

  • We have updated the WorkforceHUB integration to allow the import of employees who use the new 2022 Colorado Form W-4.
  • Washington. State Governor Jay Inslee, together with Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig and House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, announced the delay of the Washington Cares Fund premium assessment that was scheduled to begin on January 1, 2022. Read their official statement here.

    The announcement strongly encouraged employers to not collect premiums from employees while they pass new legislation. Employers will not be subject to penalties and interest for not withholding fees from employees' wages during this transition. For more information, see Employer Information & Responsibilities - WA Cares Long Term Care Fund.

    To turn off the Washington LTI tax calculation, mark the Wage Exempt checkbox for Washington LTI in the Taxes section in the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Clients screen. For more information, see Washington FLI and LTI calculations.

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

  • Kentucky. We have addressed an issue that prevented Form UI-3 from being displayed in the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen and the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen.

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 W-3 9801 internet file
    • Maine – We have added a transmittal worksheet, accessed via the Manage Files dialog of the Actions > Process Internet/Magnetic Files screen, for the Form W-2 Copy 1 internet file.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • Caldwell County Treasurer – Form Annual
    • Pennsylvania
  • 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 1099-NEC Copy A and Copy 1

    State

    • Delaware – Form WTH-TAX
    • Iowa – Form 65-5300 electronic file
    • Ohio – Forms JFS 20127 and JFS 20128 internet files
    • Rhode Island – Form RI-W3
    • Wisconsin – Form 1099 electronic files

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • Boone County Fiscal Court – Form 1206
      • Fayette County Public Schools – Form 222-S
    • Missouri
      • Gregory F.X. Daly, Collector of Revenue – St. Louis Form W-3
    • Ohio
      • City of Kenton, Ohio - Income Tax – Form W-3 (replaces Form KW-1)
      • Commissioner of Taxation City of Toledo – Form W-3
  • Tax agents added

    We have added the following tax agents.

    Local

  • 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.
        • Caldwell City Tax
        • Cuyahoga Falls Boston JEDD Tax
        • Doylestown City Tax
        • Evans Farm JEDD Tax
        • Etna Reynoldsburg JEDD4 Tax
        • Etna Reynoldsburg JEDD7 Tax
        • Hamilton City Tax
        • Hamilton Fairfield Township JEDD Tax (also known as Ham Fair TWP JEDD I Tax)
        • Hamilton Indian Springs JEDD1 Tax (also known as Ham Fair TWP JEDD II Tax)
        • Hamilton Indian Springs JEDD2 Tax (also known as Ham Fair TWP JEDD III Tax)
        • Lockington City Tax
        • Malinta City Tax
        • Milford VI JEDD Tax
        • Milford JEDD VII Tax
        • Nashville City Tax
        • Sharon TWP JEDD Tax
        • Williamsburg JEDD Tax
      • We have added the following taxes to the Village of Hicksville tax agent.
        • Sherwood City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes from the Central Collection Agency tax agent.
        • Hamilton City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes from the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
        • Sherwood City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes from the Village of Caldwell tax agent.
        • Caldwell City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes from the Village of Doylestown tax agent.
        • Doylestown City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes from the Village of Malinta tax agent.
        • Malinta City Tax
    • Pennsylvania – We have updated the municipality and school district liabilities for the following tax agents.
      • Capital Tax Collection Bureau - EIT
      • Capital Tax Collection Bureau - LST
      • HAB-LST
      • Keystone Collections Group - EIT
      • Keystone Collections Group - LST
      • Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau - LST
      • Nether Providence
  • 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.

    Annual forms

    • Ohio locals
      • Central Collection Agency – Form CCA-W3
      • City of Cincinnati Income Tax Division – Form W-3
    • Pennsylvania locals
      • City of Philadelphia – Form PHILADELPH_Annual
  • Forms not yet released

    The following forms have not yet been released. Once the forms have been released and approved, we will make them available in a subsequent software update.

    Annual forms

    • Kentucky locals
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222
    • Ohio locals
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Forms IT-13 and IT-13J

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

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