Accounting CS Release User Bulletin v.2022.3.1 - October 20, 2022

Show expandable text

Did you know...?

  • You can search for specific information (such as a state name) in this article. Details

    Follow these steps.

    1. Expand the text for the applicable sections or click the Show expandable text link at the top of this article to expand all text in the article.
    2. Press CTRL+F on your keyboard to open a search field above the toolbar.
    3. Enter the search term in the search field. As you type your search term, the Help & How-To Center highlights all instances of the term in the body of the article.
  • If you are looking for a specific update, but it doesn't appear in this bulletin, try checking the Accounting CS Alerts & notices article. 
  • 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.

On July 12, 2022, Microsoft ended support for SQL Server 2012 and 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 sign in experience for integration with Onvio Documents. Details
  • We have renamed the ID field to the Vendor ID field and increased the width of the field for check and payment transactions in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen.

Client Access

  • In efforts to protect your firm against payroll fraud throughout the industry, we have added the Restrict from Client Access checkbox to the Setup > Firm Information > Banks screen. (Idea Incubator #5553) Details

General - Payroll

  • We have added the ability in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen to edit GL accounts on printed payroll checks and handwritten payroll checks for which liabilities have been generated. (Idea Incubator #557)
  • We have made changes to remove zero-amount payroll items and tax items earlier in the output process, during the data gathering stage, when previewing and printing payroll checks and payroll reports. This change will exclude unnecessary zero-amount rows from being displayed and improves the output performance for certain clients using many payroll items and tax items. (Idea Incubator #5636)

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

  • Montana.
    • We plan to remove the Internet filing method from Form UI-5/UI-5G on the v.2022.4.0 release in December. After that release, only the Web fill-in and Electronic filing methods will be available on the forms.
  • 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 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. Once it becomes available from the agency, we plan to release the bulk internet file in a future release.

Updates for payroll tax forms, tax agents, and new hire files

For a general estimate of the release dates for payroll tax forms, see When will the new tax forms be available.

To search for a specific state, locality, form, or file in one of the sections listed below, follow these steps.

  1. Expand the text for the section by clicking the link (such as Payroll tax forms added) or click the Show expandable text link at the top of this article to expand all text in the article.
  2. Press CTRL+F on your keyboard to open a search field above the toolbar.
  3. Enter the search term in the search field. As you type your search term, the Help & How-To Center highlights all instances of the term in the body of the article.
  • Payroll tax forms updated

    We have updated the following forms, internet files, and electronic files to the latest versions available from the agencies.

    State

    • Oregon – Forms OQ, 132, and Schedule B internet files
  • Tax agents updated

    We have updated the following tax agents.

    State

    • Colorado – We have updated the due date on the Weekly deposit schedule for the Colorado Department of Revenue tax agent.

    Local

    • Ohio
      • We have added the following taxes to the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA) tax agent.
        • Lincoln Heights City Tax
        • Piqua City Tax
        • South Amherst City Tax
      • We have removed the following tax from the Piqua Income Tax Department tax agent.
        • Piqua City Tax
      • We have removed the following tax from the Village of Lincoln Heights tax agent.
        • Lincoln Heights City Tax
      • We have removed the following tax from the Village of South Amherst tax agent.
        • South Amherst City Tax

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

Was this article helpful?

Thank you for the feedback!