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
There continues to be tax related issues when both Covid 19 pay and regular pay are on the same check even after installing 2.20.1 and PR6024T. I understand Sage is aware of this issue and working on a fix. We have several clients ramping up this week - is there an ETA on the availability of the fix?
I have clients reporting that LST (Local Service Taxes) are being deducted from both the Regular and EPL Wages, even when 2 sequences are used as instructed to separate the earnings codes. So for instance, Sequence "1" has 20 hours and Sequence "2" has 20 hours, yet they both deduct the LST as if they don't know about each other.
We just learned from one of our clients that the Employers Expense Summary AND the Aatrix tax payment coupon are incorrect even when the Covid 19 pay is processed on a separate check. C'mon Sage, we need a fix and we need it soon!
We had about 4 calls on the Employer Expense Report. After we were able to duplicate the issue it was reported to engineering yesterday as high priority and will be available soon on a hotfix. This issue does NOT affect the actual line taxes, they are correct. The only issue is the Subtotal amount is incorrect. KB 104394
We have had no reports of the Aatrix tax payment coupon being incorrect. I tested it with normal wages and it was fine. It does NOT print anything for the 3 new Emergency Leave Codes yet. We do know the 941 forms will not be correct until they are updated by the IRS. When that has been finalized we will still need to do some changes on our end to print them correctly.
We are currently working on releasing a hot fix for the Employers Expense Summary.
We are still waiting for federal guidance on the reporting of these new earnings/taxes. Until then we know the following additional changes that will need to be made:
This information is included in KB 104181
We are currently working on resolving this issue which would eliminate the need to create multiple check entries. RyanClarkas a temporary workaround you can create a new tax profile where you would not select the checkbox for the LST Withholding and use that new tax profile for the 2nd entry or you can leave as is and then the employee would reach the limit sooner.