H.R. 6201 Families First Response Act & Sage 100 Payroll
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, took effect in the U.S. on April 1, 2020,
Refer to the following Sage Knowledgebase article to assist you in complying with H.R. 6201: How do I set up to pay employees Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave associated with the H.R. 6201 in Sage 100?
Please note, that as stated in the article, you will also need to Download Sage 100 Payroll 2.20.1 Program Fix PR6024T
I loaded Payroll 2.20.1 and PR6024T on my v2019 system. In the ABC company when I created a new earnings code with one of these new tax rules, the system calculates Federal and State withholding, but calculate zero FICA or Medicare withholding and zero employer tax liability (even for Medicare). There are no "other" taxes calculated either. I've opened a case with support and was put on a callback list. I was under the impression the only tax that was exempt from these wages was the employer FICA. Do I have that wrong?
Use the Payroll Status Check utilities to check for any issues that may need to be addressed before processing payroll. After you run the tests, if something needs your attention, either "Errors" or "Warning" appears in the Status column. When you see either Errors or Warning in a field, click in that field to open the Status Details window to see which records are affected and learn more about the issue. Some of these items are Required to be fixed to process payroll without further errors. A few are okay to ignore. One example, "is employee payrate is 0.00" if terminated or you want it to populate in payroll data entry as 0.00. In this specific case, the Tax Profiles needed to have the new taxes selected.
Thanks Linda. That was it. There are new fields that must be selected in the Tax Profile Maintenance for those taxes to calculate. Once I selected them everything calculated as it was supposed to.