Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2022.1.1 - April 25, 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).

Import of client data from QuickBooks Pro

  • We have added the ability to import data from QuickBooks Pro 2022 using the CS QuickBooks Data Utility v.22.1. You can download this version from the My Product Downloads page of our website.

    Note: You will need to replace the CS QuickBooks Data Utility with this new version on any computer that has v.15.1 installed.

Export of client data to QuickBooks Pro

  • We have added the ability to export data to QuickBooks Pro 2022 using the CS QuickBooks Data Utility v.22.1. You can download this version from the My Product Downloads page of our website.

    Note: You will need to replace the CS QuickBooks Data Utility with this new version on any computer that has v.15.1 installed.

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.

  • We have addressed an issue with partial impounding clients when impounding only direct deposit, where certain payroll checks were unexpectedly using the impound bank account layout, check number, logo, and/or signatures. Details
  • For every release, be sure to check the Updates for payroll tax rates, limits, and minimum wage rates (year to date) article to stay on top of changes that may affect your firm and clients.

Payroll compliance

  • Pennsylvania locals. Effective for tax year 2022, the City of Philadelphia has moved its annual reconciliation to a quarterly filing requirement. All employers are required to electronically file the new quarterly reconciliation Form Philadel_Q. The City of Philadelphia has extended the due date for filing the first quarter returns to July 15, 2022.

    Note: We continue to work closely with the City of Philadelphia on implementing the new Form Philadel_Q worksheet and electronic file. We plan to release both on a future application update in time to meet the recently extended 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.

    State

    • Iowa – Form 44-095a and internet file
    • Nevada – Form TXR-021
    • Washington, D.C. – Form FR-900Q internet file
  • 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.

    Quarterly forms

    • Pennsylvania locals
      • City of Philadelphia – Form Philadel_Q worksheet and electronic file

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

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