Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2021.4.3 - February 7, 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 addressed an issue that prevented the Accounting Information section from displaying, in certain circumstances, in the Edit Multiple Clients wizard of the Setup > Clients screen.

General - Payroll

  • Washington. On January 27, 2022, State Governor Jay Inslee signed two bills, HB 1732 and HB 1733, making changes to Washington Long-Term Care Insurance (also known as Washington Cares). The start date to collect employee contributions has been delayed from January 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023. Any premiums already collected should be reimbursed to employees.

    For more information, see Update on Changes to WA Cares. With this release, we have updated the effective date of the Washington LTI tax calculation to be July 1, 2023.

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

  • Iowa. We have updated the application to accept the new 9-character Withholding ID format that is now being issued by the Iowa Department of Revenue.
  • Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue now requires all employers to file Form WT-6 electronically and will no longer accept paper copies of the form. Therefore, we have removed the Paper form. You can file the form using the Electronic or Direct Deposit payment method in the Setup > Vendors 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

    • Iowa – Form 96-048 (replaces Form 44-105)

    Local

    • Kentucky
    • Oregon
      • MSHS - City of Portland – Form Portland_WIT-V
      • MCPFA - City of Portland – Form Multnomah_WIT-V
  • 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

    • Arizona – Form A1-WP
    • Georgia – Form GA-V
    • Hawaii – Form VP-1
    • Illinois – Form IL-501
    • Maine – Form 900ME
    • Maryland – Form MW506
    • Michigan – Form 5080 and electronic file
    • Minnesota – Form MW5
    • Mississippi – Form 89-105
    • Missouri – Form MO-941
    • Montana – Form MW-1
    • Nebraska – Form 501N
    • New Jersey – Form NJ-W-3 internet file (that corresponds to Form W-2 Copy 1). We now generate an internet file for zero filings.
    • New Mexico – Form RPD-41072. The due date has been updated to be January 31.
    • Oklahoma – Form WTH 10004
    • Rhode Island – Form 941-MRI (WTM)
    • Wisconsin – Form WT-6 is now obsolete as a Paper form and has been removed from the application.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • City of Hopkinsville – Form MQ
      • City of Jeffersontown – Form Annual
      • City of Maysville – Form Annual
      • City of Pineville – Form MQ
      • Clark County Fiscal Court – Form Annual
      • Henderson Tax Administrator – Form Cou_APR
      • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government – Form 222
      • Logan County Treasurer – Form Annual
      • Louisville Metro Revenue Commission
        • Form W-1D
        • Form W-3
      • Marshall County Finance Office – Form MOLT-1A
      • Occupational Tax Administrator – Form Daviess Cou_REC
      • Occupational Tax Administrator, City of Hazard – Form Annual
      • Perry County Occupational License Office – Form Annual
      • Woodford County Tax Administrator – Form Annual
    • Michigan
      • State of Michigan – Detroit – Form 5323 and electronic file
    • Ohio
      • Central Collection Agency
        • Form CCA-102
        • Form CCA-W3
      • Columbus City Treasurer
        • Forms IT-13 and IT-13J
        • Forms IT-15 and IT-15J
      • Commissioner of Taxation City of Toledo – Form MD-1
    • Pennsylvania
      • City of Philadelphia
        • Form Philadelph_WageTaxCoupon is now obsolete and has been removed from the application.
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    State

    • Missouri. We have updated the form filing address for the Missouri Department of Revenue tax agent.
    • Rhode Island. We have updated the form filing address for the State of Rhode Island tax agent.

    Local

    • Ohio.
      • We have added the following taxes to the Central Collection Agency tax agent.
        • Village of Pitsburg City Tax
      • We have added the following taxes to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) tax agent.
        • Orrville City Tax
      • We have removed the following taxes from the City of Orrville - Income Tax tax agent.
        • Orrville City Tax
    • Oregon.
      • We have added the form filing address for the MCPFA - City of Portland tax agent.
      • We have added the form filing address for the MSHS - City of Portland tax agent.
  • 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

    • Washington, D.C. – Form FR-900P

    Annual forms

    • Pennsylvania local
      • City of Philadelphia – Form PHILADELPH_Annual

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

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