UB 8178 Creative Solutions Accounting software update v.2014.0.8

UB 8178 Creative Solutions Accounting software update v.2014.0.8
Creative Solutions Accounting, v. 2014.0.8
User Bulletin 8178: Software Update
December 17, 2014
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Users of the Creative Solutions Accounting™ (CSA) software.
This user bulletin explains changes made for this release of Creative Solutions Accounting.
CHANGES
All CSA products
The application now supports integration with QuickBooks® 2015.
Write-Up CS®
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We have updated the tax codes that are available for selection from the Setup > Chart of Accounts
window for integration with the 2014 versions of UltraTax CS® and GoSystem® Tax RS.
We have updated the following PDF documents for 2014.
 Tax Code Listing for Chart of Accounts Setup
 Tax Code Diagrams for Chart of Accounts Setup
Payroll form and filing information
To determine the status, availability, and filing methods for payroll tax forms, refer to the Payroll section of
the CSA Home Page. Click the + sign next to a jurisdiction to display the list of available forms. Click the
+ sign next to any form to display the status and filing methods available.
Payroll Compliance module
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We have updated the following federal forms to the latest versions available from the agency:
 Facsimile copies of Forms W-2 Copy A and W-3
 Form W-2 electronic file
 Form 940 and electronic file
 Form 943
 Form 944 and electronic file
 Form 945
 Form 1099 and Corrected Form 1099 electronic files
We have updated the 940 Worksheet report for states with 2014 credit reductions.
We have updated the following information for 2015.
 Federal tax information and state tax tables for the following states: Arkansas, Colorado,
Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York.
 SUTA/SUI/SDI/FLI information for the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho,
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
 Workers’ compensation limits for the following states: California and Ohio.
Note: If you have not configured the application to update your payroll tax information automatically,
choose Setup > System Configuration > Payroll Tax Information > Update.
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We have updated the list of accepted ITINs (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) used for
Form W-2 processing to meet the range of ITIN numbers extended by the IRS.
Note: As of April 12, 2011, the range was extended to include 900-70-0000 through 999-88-9999,
900-90-0000 through 999-92-9999, and 900-94-0000 through 999-99-9999. For more information
about ITINs, see http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/General-ITIN-Information.
Idaho. We have updated the state W-2 file to the latest format available from the agency.
Kentucky. We have updated the Surcharge rate for Kentucky Unemployment to 0.22% for newly
created clients. For existing clients, you must manually update this rate in the State Tax Information
grid in the Payroll tab of the File > Client Properties screen.
State Payroll Tax modules
We have added or updated the following forms to the latest versions available from the agencies.
 Arizona – Forms A1-R and A1-APR
 Arkansas – Form AR941A (added)
 Connecticut – Effective January 1, 2014, per the 2014 Connecticut Circular CT Employer’s Guide,
the State of Connecticut now requires all employers to file Form CT-W3 (drs) and Form W-2 Copy 1
electronically and will no longer accept paper copies. Because of this, the Facsimile copy of Form
CT-W3 (drs) is no longer available in the application.
 Georgia – Form G-1003
 Hawaii – Form HW-3
 Indiana
 Forms WH-3 and WH-1U
 Before you begin processing 2014 Indiana UC-1 forms for fourth quarter and prior to printing the
report and sending it to the state, you will need to restart your computer to ensure that the form’s
scan line is displayed correctly.
 Maine – Form W-3ME
 Maryland – Form MW508
 Michigan – Form UIA-1028
 Mississippi – Form 89-140
 Nebraska – Form W-3N
 Nevada – Form TXR-020
 New Mexico. We have added the ability to update the Transmitter Information in the CRS-1 file.
 North Carolina – Forms NC-3, NC-5, and NC-5P
 Ohio
 Forms IT-941, IT-3, and SD 141
 As of January 1, 2015, the state will require you to file payments for state and school district
income tax withholding returns using the Ohio Business Gateway. You can log in to the Ohio
Business Gateway and use the web file option. This will be required for Forms IT-501, IT-941, IT942, SD-101, and SD-141. Paper copies will no longer be accepted.
 Oregon – Form WR
 Rhode Island – Form RI-W3
 South Carolina – Form WH-1601
 Washington, DC
 Form FR-900A
 The agency has updated the Form DOES-UC30 SUTA file specifications. We will make the
updated DOES-UC30 SUTA file available in a future CSA update in January.
Forms pending approval
The following 2014 forms are pending approval. Once the forms have been approved, we will make them
available in a subsequent application update via CS Connect.™
Annual forms
 Federal – Facsimile copies of corrected Forms W-2c Copy A and W-3c
 Colorado – Form DR-1093
 Idaho – Form 967 (MQA)
 Montana – Form MW-3
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New Jersey – Form NJ-W-3
Washington, DC – Form FR-900B
Wisconsin – Form WT-7
Trial Balance CS®
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We have updated the tax codes that are available for selection from the Setup > Chart of Accounts
window for integration with the 2014 versions of UltraTax CS and GoSystem Tax RS.
We have updated the following PDF documents for 2014.
 Tax Code Listing for Chart of Accounts Setup
 Tax Code Diagrams for Chart of Accounts Setup
We have updated the tax exports to Lacerte, ProSystem fx, and ProSeries for the 2014 tax year.
HELP & SUPPORT
Help & How-To Center
For answers to questions on using CSA, access the Help & How-To Center by choosing Help > Help &
How-To, by clicking the
button on the toolbar, or by pressing CTRL+Y. For more information, including
sample searches, see Finding answers in the Help & How-To Center.
Product support
From the Support Contact Information page on our website, you can complete a form to send a question
to our Support team. To speak directly with a Support Representative, call (800) 968-0600, press 2 for
Product Support, and listen to the available options. Normal weekday support is available from 9:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m. eastern time. For additional details (including extended support hours for tax season and
hours for other applications), visit the Support section of our website. You can also access the Support
section from within CSA by choosing Help > Additional Resources > General Support Information.
Website resources and email subscriptions
Visit our website to access the ARNE Community (an online user forum), to learn about training courses,
to view blogs and articles, and more. You can access the website from within CSA by choosing Help >
On the Web > CS Professional Suite Home Page.
We issue software update notices via email. You can sign up to receive these notices by visiting the My
Account section of our website. You’ll need to create a web account (if you don’t already have one) and
then sign up for the Email Subscription service where you can indicate which notices you want to receive.
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