Current period vs. latest period

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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

For Payroll CS or the Vendor Checkwriting feature

Data for one year prior to the latest year is saved and accessible by changing to a previous period. If you need to examine or modify client data within a different month, Payroll CS enables you to move to that month by choosing Select Period to Process from the File menu.

The current period is the payroll month that is presently selected for processing. (A change in period is automatically reflected in the Current period ending date field on the Payroll tab of the File > Client Properties dialog, and it is shown in a status pane at the bottom right corner of the CSA main window.)

The latest period is the most recent payroll period in which printed or handwritten checks exist for the client, or it can be the latest payroll period accessed for the client.

Related topic

Reverting to a prior payroll period

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