Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2022.2.0 - June 27, 2022

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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, your firm should 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).

General

  • We have updated the CS Professional Suite Sign In dialog to use the latest version available for the CS Professional Suite of products.
  • We have updated the web-based dashboard portlets to utilize Microsoft Edge via the Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime component.
  • We have added the Help > Reset User Interface Settings menu item to assist with potential maintenance needs. For more information, see Resetting user interface settings.

Report Designer

  • We have added the following variables to the Payroll > Check > Deduction Items > Retirement/Cafeteria Plan section of the variable tree.
    • Plan Description
    • Plan Type

Layout Designer

  • We have added the following variables to the Payroll > Check > Deduction Items > Retirement/Cafeteria Plan section of the variable tree. (Idea Incubator #398)
    • Plan Description
    • Plan Type

General - Payroll

  • We have added the PA Philadelphia City Tax checkbox as a separate item in the Local section of the Tax Exemptions tab in the Setup > Payroll Items screen. (Idea Incubator #4915) Details

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 added the Use CCD company / batch header records for all balancing entries (5 record) checkbox in the Advanced Setup dialog in the Direct Deposit tab of the Setup > Bank Accounts screen and the Setup > Firm Information > Impound Bank Accounts screen. For more information, see Direct Deposit Advanced Setup dialog. (Idea Incubator #5156). Details
  • We have added the ability to override the Maximum % of disposable income limit for child support garnishments to allow a limit to be entered other than the standard 50%, 55%, 60%, and 65% of disposable income. For more information, see Setting up child support garnishments. (Idea Incubator #823)
  • Virginia. We have updated the Virginia Creditor Garnishment calculation. For more information, see Setting up creditor garnishments.
  • 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

  • Connecticut. We have updated the application to accept the new 10-digit Unemployment ID (formatted as ##-###-##-###) that is now being issued by the Connecticut Department of Labor.
  • Iowa. The following payroll tax forms can now be filed through the GovConnectIowa system. (Idea Incubator #4764)
    • Form 1099 (all 1099 types)
    • Form 44-095a
    • Form 44-007(VSP)
    • Form 96-048 (via the Internet payment method on the Treasurer - State of Iowa tax agent)
    • Form W-2 Copy 1
  • Montana. We have made the following changes to Forms UI-5, UI-5A, and UI-5G.
    • We have added the ability to electronically file the forms via FSET. For more information, see Montana payroll tax information.
    • We have updated the filing method on the forms from Magnetic to Internet.

      Note: We plan to remove the Internet filing method as a supported method in a future release.

  • North Dakota. The Job Service North Dakota agency now requires all employers to file Form SFN 41263 electronically and will no longer accept paper copies of the form. Therefore, we have removed the Paper filing method for the form and added the Web fill-in method. You can also file the form using the Internet filing method.
  • Oregon locals. We have made the following changes to Forms WPFA-QR and WSHS-QR for the City of Portland in the Payroll Taxes tab of the Setup > Clients screen.
    • For existing clients that already have a Portland business location where the Oregon Multnomah County Preschool for All Income Tax and the Oregon Metro Housing Services Income Tax are marked Wage Exempt, we now mark the Do Not File for the associated Forms WPFA-QR and WSHS-QR.
    • For new clients or existing clients that add a new Portland business location, the Oregon Metro Supportive Housing Services Income Tax is marked Wage Exempt by default. Therefore, we now also mark the Do Not File checkbox for the associated Form WSHS-QR.
    • The application now prompts you with a message to mark/clear the Do Not File checkboxes for Forms WPFA-QR and WSHS-QR when marking/clearing the Wage Exempt checkboxes for the associated taxes.
  • Pennsylvania locals.
    • We have combined the W-2 Copy 1 and transmittal forms into a single available selection in the Form filter options in the Actions > Process Payroll Tax Forms screen and Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen for the following local tax agents and forms.
      • Berks E.I.T. Bureau - EIT – Copy 1/BerksEIT_A_EIT
      • Blair County Tax Collection Bureau - EIT – Copy 1/BlairCounty_A_EIT
      • Capital Tax Collection Bureau - EIT – Copy 1/CapitalTax_A_EIT
      • Centre Tax Agency - EIT – Copy 1/CentreTax_A_EIT

      Note: We plan to combine more W-2 Copy 1 and transmittal forms for Pennsylvania locals into a single available filter selection in a future release.

    • We have made changes to the PSD codes that are reported on Form W-2 Box 20 for Pennsylvania clients. For more information, see Local dialog. Details
    • 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.

      Notes

      • In communications with the City of Philadelphia, it is anticipated that the due dates for filing 2022 first quarter and second quarter returns will be extended (the due dates are currently July 15, 2022 and August 1, 2022, respectively). We will share the new due dates once an official announcement has been made by the City of Philadelphia.
      • The payroll software industry continues to work closely with the City of Philadelphia on implementing an electronic filing system that supports the new Form Philadel_Q worksheet and bulk filing requirements. We plan to release both the worksheet and bulk file in a future release.

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

    • Montana – Form UI-5/UI-5G electronic file
    • Nebraska – Form W-3N internet file

    Local

    • Ohio
      • Village of Jenera – Form Generic
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre Tax Agency - LST – Forms CentreTax(MultipleASD)_LST and CentreTax(PVASD)_LST and internet files

        Note: These forms replace Forms CentreTax_LST(greater10) and CentreTax(under10) and their respective internet files.

      • Gina Dreucci – Form PerryopolisBoro_LST (Idea Incubator #4926)
  • 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

      Note: For tax processing period 3/31/2022 ONLY, we have renamed the Form 941 tab to Form 941-Q1 in the Actions > Edit Payroll Tax Forms screen.

    • Form 941-X

    State

    • Connecticut – Forms UC-2 and UC-5A and electronic files
    • Georgia – Form DOL-4N and internet file (Idea Incubator #5099)
      • We have updated the filing method on the form from Magnetic to Internet.
      • We have updated the internet file to include the .txt extension.
    • Iowa
      • Form 44-007(VSP) and internet file (Idea Incubator #4764)
      • Form 44-101 is now obsolete and has been removed from the application.
      • Form 65-5300 electronic file
    • Michigan
      • Form 5080
      • Form UIA-1028
      • Form UIA-4101
    • Mississippi – Form 89-105
    • North Carolina – Form NC-3 electronic file. We have updated the electronic file to allow zero filings.
    • North Dakota – Form SFN 41263. We have removed the Paper filing method and added the Web fill-in method.
    • Rhode Island – Forms TX-17 and TX-17 (Continuation)
    • Vermont – Form WHT-430
    • Washington, D.C.
      • Form DC-PFL Worksheet
      • Form PFL30 is now obsolete and has been removed from the application.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • Ballard Co Occupational Tax – Form Quarterly
      • Caldwell County Treasurer – Form Annual
      • City of Augusta – Form Quarterly
      • City of Bellevue Payroll Taxes – Form 3
      • City of Eddyville – Forms Quarterly and Annual
      • City of Flemingsburg – Form Quarterly
      • City of Murray – Form OCC3
      • Crittenden County Fiscal Court – Form Quarterly
      • Grant County Fiscal Court – Form Annual
      • Grayson County Tax Administrator – Form Quarterly
      • Kenton County Fiscal Court – Form KC-AR
      • Marshall County Finance Office – Form MOLT-1
      • Occupational Tax Administrator, City of Hazard – Form Quarterly
      • Simpson County Tax Administrator – Form OCC-3PT
      • Treasurer, City of Munfordville – Form Quarterly
      • Union County Tax Administrator – Form Quarterly
      • Warren County Public Schools – Form Annual
    • Michigan
      • State of Michigan - Detroit – Form 5323 and electronic file
    • Ohio
      • Columbus City Treasurer – Forms IT-11 and IT-11J
    • Oregon
      • City of Portland – Forms WPFA-QR and WSHS-QR
  • Tax agents added

    We have added the following tax agents.

    Local

  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    State

    • Iowa – We have added the Internet payment method to the Treasurer - State of Iowa tax agent (Idea Incubator #4764). Details
    • Michigan
      • We have renamed the State of Michigan - UI tax agent to Unemployment Insurance Agency.
      • We have updated the form filing address for the Unemployment Insurance Agency tax agent.
    • Rhode Island – We have update the form filing address for the RIET tax agent.

    Local

    • Kentucky
      • We have renamed the City of Bellevue tax agent to City of Bellevue Payroll Taxes.
      • We have updated the form filing addresses for the following tax agents.
        • City of Bellevue Payroll Taxes
        • City of Flemingsburg
  • New hire files updated

    We have updated the following state new hire files to the latest versions available from the agencies.

    • North Dakota. We have updated the new hire files to include the .prn extension instead of the .txt extension.

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

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