A new update is available via the Tools->Check for Updates option that includes a change to the Safe Harbor Returned Checks Report. This update is available for download now for customers using The Farmer’s Office or The Labor Contractor’s Office. We will post an update for customers using The Shipper’s Office later this afternoon.
Remember, the deadline for submitting the undeliverable safe harbor payments to the DIR is tomorrow!
The report and the Excel spreadsheet that is exported have been modified to match the Form 40 (a template provided as an Excel spreadsheet) that the DIR has requested employers to use. Note that not all columns are filled in on the Form 40. We have only filled in the columns that have information that is required under AB 1513. The other columns will appear in the spreadsheet but they will be blank.
On the printed report, columns that are not required are not printed at all to save space.
After generating the file, you will need to password protect the Excel file before putting it on a CD and sending it to the DIR. Open the spreadsheet in Excel and add the password. The procedure for doing this may vary depending on which version of Excel you have. If you are not sure how to add a password to a spreadsheet, try using Google to find instructions that apply to your version of Excel.
The DIR will contact you after receiving the CD to obtain the password. Write it down or make sure you don’t forget it!
Lastly, here are the updated instructions for submitting Safe Harbor payments that the DIR provided last week.