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15231: DAS18 Updates


DAS 18 Update Notes

DAS18 Updates

 

1.0.0.0

  • Initial Drake Accounting 2018 Full Product Release.

1.1.0.0

  • BUG 
    • Corrections have been made to the following reports: YTD Balance sheet, SUTA Journal, Journal Report, and Employee Reports.
    • Various fixes have been corrected on the following state tax and wage forms: CO, SD, and VA.
    • Minor issue within Batch Payroll was corrected.
    • The Journal Entry within the Bank Reconciliation screen will now reflect adding and removing rows.
    • An issue with Crystal Reports View was fixed.
  • NEW FEATURE
    • Vendor Payments Register was added to Payables Reports.
  • TASK
    • The Insert Key will now add a row and the Delete key will delete a row in various data grids throughout the program.
    • Several state withholding tables have been updated for 2018.
    • States can be updated from a prior year into OTF module.
    • Required validation was removed on Firm Information Setup for Demo users.
    • Locality calculations on the W-2 have been corrected.

1.2.0.0

  • BUG
    • A validation error on the Client Setup has been corrected when closing a year out.
    • Exporting to Drake Tax 2017 is now available.
    • Box 17 M on the 943 is now showing the correct calculations.
    • Some minor issues with creating the Chart of Accounts has been fixed.
    • Several unhandled exceptions have been corrected throughout the application.
    • Entering a EIN within a 1099 will now stay in the EIN field rather than reverting it to a SSN.
  • TASK
    • Indiana W-2 e-file has been corrected.
    • Check numbers can now be assigned to printed patch payroll.
    • The 1096 has been adjusted and is now working properly.
  • IMPROVEMENT 
    • A module or node that has been selected from the TreeView will now remain highlighted.

1.3.0.0

  • BUG
    • Payroll reports will now show 2017 and 2018 check dates correctly.
    • Adjustments made to the 1096 form will now save.
    • Issues with the following state tax and wage forms have been fixed: GA, IL, ID, and MS.
    • Imported Employees can now be deleted if necessary.
    • Unhandled exceptions throughout the application have been fixed.
    • The second W-2 on Copy C is now populating the address when printing the form.
    • The drop list for “Override Client Destination Directory” is no longer disabled in the Drake Documents tab within the Client Module.
    • The Year to Date on check stubs now goes by the check date rather than the pay period end date.
    • An error has been fixed when running Balance Sheet reports.
  • TASK
    • “Sequence contains no elements” error has been fixed.
    •  An issue with resizing a check alignment has been corrected.
    • Fiscal year clients can now post future year transactions.
    • Vacation hours has been expanded on the check stub to allow more hours to show properly.
    • Amount Exempt field for MS employees has been expanded to allow more numbers in the field.​

1.4.0.0

  • BUG
    • Several unhandled exceptions have been fixed throughout the program.
    • Semi-colon now allowed as a special character for Client Code.
    • Made corrections on the following tax & wage states: AZ, IA, IL, IN, and VA.
    • All of the required information will now print correctly on a 941X form.
    • OTF W-2 Employees will now be updated correctly from CWU to Drake Accounting.
    • The “Show hours for salaried employees” checkbox is now working correctly.
    • If a line item description has changed, it will now show correctly on the Receivables invoice.
    • The 1099-MISC will now print correctly when an amount on the form is exactly $600 or more.
    • Box 12 of the W2 is now adding correctly.
    • The default date range for reports will now defaulted to the release year. 
    • Client level overrides for Rates and Withholdings will now save properly.
    • You can now transmit multiple 94x forms without any issues.
    • Box 12 and Box 14 on the W-2 for payroll will now be updated from prior years correctly.
  • TASK
    • Tabbing order has been corrected in several modules.
    • The new federal withholding rates have been added.
    • Made “Print Name” and “Trade Name” on W-2 into two lines.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Commissioned employees can now be tipped.
    • Removed commas in monetary amounts fields on all federal forms.
    • Column headers have been corrected on the Profit and Loss multi-column divisional report.

1.5.0.0

  • BUG
    • Fixed several unhandled exceptions throughout the software.
    • Validation has been corrected when updating a fiscal year client.
    • An issue with processed W2 checkboxes resetting has been corrected.
    • There was an error with the SUTA Journal calculation. It is now fixed.
    • Additional Medicare Withholding amount will now come over correctly from the prior year.
    • Forms W-2 will now print in order by either the last name or the social security number.
    • Increased the email length for forms W3 and 1096 to 40 characters.
    • OTF federal forms will now come over from the prior year correctly.
    • Batch Payroll’s net pay calculation has been fixed.
    • Minor corrections were made in OTF federal forms.
  • TASK
    • "Update” button was added to the Deductions and Benefits screen which will update the deduction or benefit for all employees.
    • All reports under Employee Reports have been fixed and validated.
    • Print Name and Trade Name are now on two lines on forms 1099.
    • 2018 rates and withholding for SC has been added.
    • MICR lines have been added to Check Print in Payables.
    • Fixed two typos under e-filing > W2 > Create File.
    • YTD amounts are now calculating properly.
    • The Fixed Percentage withholding will accept more than two decimal places.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Forms W2 now have a watermark of “Preview for 2018”
    • Vendor 1099-MISC Review report now has the option to mask SSN/Fed ID number
  • SUB-TASK
    • Validated Check Register reports
    • Several issues have been corrected for the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA,FL, HI, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NY, OR, SD, and UT.          

1.6.0.0

  • BUG
    • Social Security Number validation qualifications have been corrected.
    • Sorting employee payroll by the employee code now works correctly.
    • Trial balance reports now includes the correct filters for running the report.
    • The decimal for Employee fixed percent method allowed 6 digits.
    • An error message when test printing an employee’s check has been corrected.
    • Live Payroll will now give a pop up message when entering a prior year in the pay period ending date.
    • The SMTP port number for email setup is now defaulting to 587.
    • Payroll benefits are now storying FUTA and SUTA information correctly.
    • Several fixes for the NY S45 have been made.
    • Various unhandled exceptions throughout the program have been corrected.
    • An issue with deleting multiple clients at a time has been fixed. 
  • NEW FEATURE
    • Added New Jersey FLI to Tax liability report along with SDI and other state specific items.
    • CA ETT is now included in the payroll journal.
  • TASK
    • An informational icon will now appear on payroll screens if the SUTA rate has not been set up under Firm > Rates and Withholdings > State.
    • The Ca DE88/DE-9 now has the correct SDI calculation.
    • State and Local liability calculations have been fixed for tax liability reports.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Training contribution has been added to the tax liability report.
    • CA SDI is now incorporated in the tax liability report.
    • You can now delete employees without receiving an error.
    • 940 tax deposits now have the client’s name at the top of this report.
    • You can now edit a check number after a live check is printed.

1.7.0.0

  • BUG
    • Several issues with the return type and return date for receivables invoices have been corrected.
    • Fixed several unhandled exceptions throughout the program.
    • The following forms have been corrected for state wage and tax: IN, KY, NY, and TN.
    • An error has been corrected when reprinting checks.
    • You can now exit OTF Update Prior Year correctly.
    • Budget months can now be edited after transactions have been posted.
  • NEW FEATURE
    • The "Change Password" link under the Firm module is now fixed.
  • TASK
    • Added a blue validator next to check numbers when reprinting checks saying it will overwrite the check numbers.
    • NY S-45 ATT1 report will now generate the correct employees.
    • General Ledger COA starting balance will now be correct once a monthly amount is entered manually.
    • Federal/ state/ and local liability will not be equal to the withholding amount from checks
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • A browse button was added to Drake Hosted to allow users to browse to bring forward clients from the prior year.
    • First and Last Name columns have been added to the check print screens for additional sorting capabilities.

1.8.0.0

  • BUG
    • Several unhandled exceptions have been fixed throughout the program.
    • Corrections have been made on the following state tax and Wage forms: AZ, IL. NC, NJ, and OH.
    • Regular and commission pay have been separated.
    • SUTA exempt deductions are now working correctly.
    • Year to Date General Ledger report will now show the correct selected account.
    • An issue with the prefill Offsetting entry accounts on the Transactions screen has been fixed.
  • TASK
    • Alternate check stubs for MICR checks have been added.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Added Ending Date to the General Ledger report.
    • Deduction totals are now listed by each individual separate deduction.
    • Overridden amounts will now show on printed checks.
    • Ctrl + N has been added as a keyboard shortcut to add a new transaction.
    • You can now import/export COA spreadsheets.

2.0.0.0

  • BUG
    • Fixed several unhandled exceptions throughout the application.
    • Made corrections to the following states: AZ, MD, NJ, and SC.
    • An issue with Electronic Signatures has been fixed.
    • 1099-MISC amounts under the Payables module has been corrected.
    • Validators have been added when changing the password to the Portal.
    • Validation was added to Benefit selection for “Not Taxed – Not applied to Gross or Net Pay.”
    • Tax liability report now matches the 941 correctly.
    • Date ranges with the Vendor Summary Reports have been corrected.
    • Tabbing order in several state forms have been fixed.
    • A few issues with Forms 1099 have been corrected.
    • Batch Payroll will now show validation for checks that have less than minimum wage amounts.
    • Updated 401K limits for 2018.
  • NEW FEATURE
    • Added security questions to the security setup.
    • Added the ability to change check perforation locations.
  • TASK 
    • A checkbox has been added to alternate between semi-monthly pay styles under Employee Options.
    • The bottom alternate stub section was lowered.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Special characters are not allowed in the Employer Leave and Disability plans section within the Client module.
    • You can now make adjustments to forms W2 without the sides of the form being cut off when printing.
    • You now have the option to stop printing the employer’s phone number on the Employees pay check.
    • The EIN has been added to the top of the federal tax deposit reports.
    • The SUTA account number has been added to the top of the SUTA report.
    • Entity Code length on the Transactions screen has been increased from 20 to 100 characters.
    • K and LA state rates have been fixed.

2.2.0.0

  • BUG
    • Fixed unhandled exceptions throughout the application. 
    • Made corrections on the following state tax and wage: MO, PA, and UT.
  • TASK
    • An issue with exporting amounts to Drake Tax has been fixed.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Moved Employer rate below Employee rate under Firm > Federal Rates.
    • Changed wording on Accounting Options for consistency purposes.
    • Added tooltip for keyboard shortcuts to the "new" button under Accounting > Transactions.
    • An issue with consistency has been corrected when going to delete a payroll check.
    • You can now hide inactive customers in the Receivables module.

2.3.0.0

  • BUG
    • An error with a report in Profit and Loss showing incorrect date has been fixed. 
    • Issues with tipped employees and other options have been fixed in Batch Payroll.
    • An error with displaying the rate on paystubs has been corrected. 
    • You can now print Employee Code on check stubs instead of SSN/EIN. 
    • An issue with login screens appearing on some of the Crystal Reports has been fixed. 
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Scrolling has improved in Batch Payroll to make data entry easier for selected employee. 
  • TASK
    • Performance in Check Print screen is more efficient when printing sets of checks. 
  • SUB-TASK
    • Resolved several setup issues and added options in within Crystal Reports.

2.4.0.0

  • BUG
    • A few unhandled exception errors have been resolved within Receivables > Invoices. 
    • You can now change the status of an employee without receiving an unhandled exception error.
    • Setup > Crystal Reports Options > Report Specific Options > Remove footnotes from report has been fixed. 
    • A calculation issue with CA State Unemployment Tax has been fixed and now calculates correctly on Tax Liability Report
    • An issue with the Payroll Report Expanded has been resolved. 
    • A checkbox for "Use trade name on report" has been added under Setup > Crystal Reports Options > Report Specific  Options for applicable reports. 
    • A few issues with State On the Fly forms have been corrected. 
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • You can now customize capitalization for report labels under Setup > Crystal Reports Options > Custom Labels by pushing "Aa" button to the left of "Select Report" droplist.  
  • TASK
    • An issue with Employees > Tax Deposit > 940 has been corrected. 
    • An issue with deductions in Batch/Portal Payroll has been resolved. 
  • SUB-TASK
    • "Next-Day" and "Semi-Weekly" frequencies have been added to the Form CA DE-88.

2.6.0.0 

  • BUG
    • A miscalculation and issue with data flow to the SC Withholding Quarterly Tax Return (Form WH-1605) has been fixed.
    • Employee count now populates to line 1 of the the 941, 941-SS, 941-PR. 
    • Improvements to Form 941-SS has been made. 
    • An issue with duplicating second page of Form W2 and other issues has been fixed. 
    • Adjustments to columns and headers in Profit and Loss reports have been made. 
    • A few errors when printing the 941-PR and 941-SS have been fixed. 
    • An issue with updating prior year data has been resolved.
  • TASK
    • The journal history creation for newly posted transactions has been improved. 
    • A few unhandled exceptions have been fixed. 
    • Tool tips describing auto-posting payroll transaction options have been added under Employees > Options. 
    • The size of the PDFs from our state and federal systems has been reduced.
    • An issue with printing electronic signatures has been resolved.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Crystal Reports now have consistency in the footers for all reports.
    • Formatting improvements have been made to Payables > Check Writer. 

2.7.0.0

  • BUG
    • An issue with filing status for states in the Payroll Reports has been corrected. 
    • A miscalculation with the Tax Liability Report has been fixed. 
    • AK Form TQOIC now prints the Electronic Signature Name for Printed Name.
    • A spacing issue has been corrected on AZ Forms UC-018 and UC-020.
    • Corrections with data flow have been made to CA Forms DE-9, DE-9C, and DE-88. 
    • Issues with disabled fields have been corrected in CO Form UITR-1. 
    • Minor corrections for data entry in OTF mode have been made for FL Form RT-6.
    • Data entry has been improved for GA Forms G-7Q, G-7M, and D01-4N. 
    • Minor improvements have been made for NC Forms 5Q, 5PA, and 5A. 
    • Spacing issues and improved data entry have been made for SC Forms 1605 and 101.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • For Form 941, the voucher will not print if a balance due is zero but will remain on the tab list in the program.
    • Improvements have been made to the Client Transfer Utility. 

2.8.0.0

  • BUG
    • A couple of unhandled exceptions have been fixed.
    • Errors with the Profit & Loss reports have been corrected. 
    • Improvements have been made to the Accounting > Bank Reconciliation screen. 
    • A correction for Business Type has been made under Client > Edit > Business Information. 
    • An issue with missing commission in regular pay has been fixed under Employees > Payroll > Live.
    • When Save or Save/Print is clicked while in a State Tax & Wage Form, a new window will appear to verify the e-File resides in your local System. Also, the location will be copied to the clipboard for easy paste into the state web site browse dialog.
    • Data flow issue has been corrected on the CA DE-9C. 
    • Issues with format, e-Filing, and data flow have been fixed for the IN UC-1, UC-5A, and UC-5B. 
    • Miscalculations have been fixed on the SC 1605.
    • Data entry and form format has been corrected on the SC 101. 
    • Removed excess validation on Form 941 to improve data entry. 
  • TASK
    • The following state forms have been approved by their respective agencies:
      • Florida RT-6/6A
      • Utah 941PC
      • Mississippi 89 105
      • Maine UC-1 and Schedule 2
    • The following forms are now obsolete, per their respective state agencies:
      • Utah 941
      • Georgia 7SB
  • SUB-TASK
    • Corrected an issue under Employees > Tax Deposit in relation to the "Use" buttons for Forms 941 and 941-SS.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Profit & Loss by Date is now a drill-down style report. Figures with a plus symbol and right arrow as the mouse-over icon can now be expanded to show full transaction detail by double-clicking on the amount.

​2.9.0.0

  • BUG
    • An issue with unposted payroll under Accounting > Transactions > Unposted Payroll has been fixed. 
    • Some formatting issues have been corrected on reports found under Employees > Tax Deposit > Forms 940 and 944. 
    • Corrections with data flow on the Ohio IT 941 have been made. 
    • A bug with the 941 has been corrected. 
    • An issue preventing e-Filing for Forms Delaware UC-8/UC-8A, Indiana UTC-1, Florida RT-6 has been fixed. 
    • The full account number will now print for General Ledger reports.
    • An issue with Electronic Signatures under Setup > Electronic Signature has been fixed. 
    • Reports under Employees > Tax Deposit now have consistency in the date format when report is run. 
    • An error has been corrected when trying to Update Prior Year data. 
    • An issue with accessing the journal from Accounting > Bank Reconciliation has been corrected. 
  • TASK
    • Errors occuring when restoring clients have been fixed. 
    • Account number will now properly flow to Florida RT-6 and Iowa 65-5300.
    • A bug with the Vacation/Sick Hours Crystal Report has been corrected. 
    • The following state forms have been approved by their respective agencies: Forms Arkansas 209-B and New Jersey 927 & WR30.
    • A formatting issue when using the Check Alignment has been fixed. 
  • SUB-TASK
    • You can now directly enter amounts on line 4 of the Alabama A-1. 
  • IMPROVEMENT
    • Improvements have been made for the speed of calculations under Accounting > Transactions > Unposted. 

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