A preliminary Year End Update is available now for customers using The Farmer’s Office and The Labor Contractor’s Office. Use the Tools->Check for Updates option to download the update and get it installed.
Update 12/27/16: The Year End Update has been posted today for The Shipper’s Office and The Broker’s Office. You can now use the Tools->Check for Updates option to download the update. The new version number for these programs is 7.66.692.
This update includes new tax rates for 2017 as well as the forms and programming changes for year end tax forms (940, 943, W-2) for 2016. The version number for this update is 7.82.1720. Additional updates to documentation and some new features will be released over the coming weeks. This update will provide everything needed to close your payroll for 2016 and start payroll for 2017.
Some changes are still in progress for the Human Resources program for print and electronic 1094-C and 1095-C reporting. A separate announcement will be made for the release of the Human Resources update when it is ready to download.
This update will perform several database updates. For customers running our software on a network, we recommend installing the update and starting the program on your network server after regular operating hours to minimize disruptions. If you have multiple companies, start up the program in each company to perform these database updates.
This update also includes a new version of the DataFlex client, 18.2. The new client version will be required to install updates that will be released next year. For multiuser customers, we recommend you install the update on the server first to get the new DataFlex client installed on the server. This installation will be started automatically by the program. Once this is done, as users start up the program on their individual workstations, users will be asked to install the new DataFlex client version.
For more details on the new DataFlex client installation, see pages 4 and 5 in the 2016 Year End Update Release Notes.