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Reported Date Category Reported Version Status Modified Date Fixed Version Synopsis
10/31/18 Platform Notice Notice 10/31/18 Notice Certificate error on a Thomson Reuters site

Thomson Reuters' certificate vendor has changed. As a result, you may receive a certificate error on a Thomson Reuters site. To clear the error and view our sites, work with your IT professional to complete the following steps:

  1. Apply any outstanding Windows updates to the machine(s) experiencing the issue.
  2. If your firm restricts automatic root certificate updates, add COMODO RSA Certificate Authority to your trusted root.

As a workaround, you can click the option in your browser to continue to the site after receiving the certificate error. The wording and location of this option varies depending on the browser.

10/24/18 Platform 18.1.0 Released 11/19/18 Notice Section 1245 dispositions/TCJA Compliance

The 2018 release of the Fixed Assets CS software includes an option to dispose Section 1245 property as sold/scrapped for tax purposes and like-kind exchange for book and state purposes for state that do not comply to the TCJA tax law change.

10/10/18 Platform Notice Notice 10/10/18 Notice Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

Thomson Reuters offers assistance for customers affected by a disaster. To read more about the program and what it includes, see Disaster Recovery Assistance. If you need to participate in this program, call 800.968.8900.

09/12/18 Platform Notice Notice 09/12/18 Notice Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief

Thomson Reuters offers assistance for customers affected by a disaster. To read more about the program and what it includes, see Disaster Recovery Assistance. If you need to participate in this program, call 800.968.8900.

08/27/18 Platform 18.1.0 Released 11/19/18 Notice Report for Section 199A / QBI
The 2018 release of the Fixed Assets CS software includes a standard report that lists assets included in the capital limitation on Qualified Business Income as outlined in Section 199A.
8/20/18 All Notice Notice 8/20/18 Notice Thomson Reuters Authenticator app update for Andriod devices

The Thomson Reuters Authenticator app version 1.3.140 was released for Android devices in the Google Play Store and the Amazon Store. The update configures Android devices with OS version 5.0 and lower to use the updated security and encryption of TLS v1.2. Android devices with OS version 5.0 and higher are pre-configured with these security settings and are not affected by this update.

08/09/18 Platform N/A Notice 08/09/18 Notice User experience enhancements for CS Professional Suite

As a CS Professional Suite customer, we are informing you that as part of our ongoing efforts to address the evolving cybersecurity landscape, in early August 2018 we will update UltraTax CS to include multi-factor authentication (MFA) user experience improvements, enhancements to our file encryption-at-rest process, and updates for global data privacy requirements. This update follows our implementation of MFA in all CS Professional Suite products in February 2017, with further enhancements in 2018 including requiring MFA to electronically file tax returns. This update will require no action on your part.

There will be an "Encrypting data sharing" dialog that appears the first time a customer opens UltraTax 2017. If customers ask about this dialog, our positioning statement is: "This is part of our file encryption-at-rest process enhancements related to this update." This is a one-time process that will take 3 seconds/client for desktop installations and a little longer for VO/SaaS.

With this update, data sharing information out of UltraTax CS 2017 to other CS applications will be collected and held until an update later this month, at which point the information collected will be data shared as usual. Prior versions of UltraTax (16 and earlier) will not data share to or from other CS applications in any environment.

As part of this update, customers may be prompted to update .NET framework or their web browser. If so, have them follow the prompts on their screen. Customers will be given a link to Installing an updated .NET Framework. Direct customers to their IT professional if they need additional assistance updating .NET or their web browser.

04/03/18 Platform 2017 Released 05/03/18 17.1.8 Tax Law Change for Like-Kind Exchange Rules

On 5/3/18 Fixed Assets CS update 17.1.8 was released to comply with the changes for like-kind exchanges that occur after 12/31/17 as a result of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

2/23/18 Platform 2017 Released 03/02/18 17.1.7 Qualified Indian reservation property

To comply with the extender provisions in the Budget Act, on February 28th Fixed Assets CS  released an update for the qualified Indian reservation property placed in service during 2017.

12/20/17 Platform 2017 Notice 08/02/18 Notice Tax Law Changes

Fixed Assets CS was updated in January to include changes for qualified improvement property, farm and farm rental assets, real property – residential rental, increased Section 179 limits, increased luxury auto limits, and first-year bonus depreciation. Fixed Assets CS was updated in May to include the change to like-kind exchange rules for exchanges that occur after 12/31/17. For details, see the Fixed Assets User Bulletins by opening the program and going to Help > Bulletins.

In the future (date TBD), we will release an update that will include changes for the corporate AMT being repealed for tax years beginning after 12/31/17.  We are awaiting guidance from the IRS on these changes.  

In November 2018, Fixed Assets CS will be updated to include a report for the 20% deduction for qualified business income.

This alert will be updated as information becomes available.

12/29/17 Platform 2017 Notice 12/29/17 17.1.2 GO Zone / 168(k) (force) field set to Property not qualified
For used assets acquired after 9/27/17 and entered prior to the 17.1.2 update, the GO Zone / 168(k) (force) field was automatically filled with the selection Prop not qualified – GO Zone/168(k). This field will have to manually be cleared for all used assets to calculate bonus with a date acquired after 9/27/17. 

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