Update on 2020 1099-NEC service packs and tax table updates

Due to the addition of the 1099-NEC our service pack release will be different this year.  We will be releasing service packs for both the 2020 and 2021 versions to account for these changes.  Below you will find each service pack we will be releasing along with a rough estimate on when they will be available. The actual 1099-NEC form update has not yet been released by Aatrix, we anticipate that being released with the update of the annual forms that is usually released around December 20th. 

Due to the changes with the 1099 forms, some 1099 boxes may have changed. Review your 1099 selections prior to printing.

2021 service packs

  • 2021 SP 1 (releasing within the next couple weeks) – Program fixes and add support 1099 MISC box 9 (2021 already includes support for 1099-NEC)
  • 2021 SP 2 (mid to late December) – Tax table update (may include program fixes) - This update should only be installed after all W-2s have been printed. 

 2020 service packs

  • 2020 SP 3 (releasing within the next couple weeks) – Support 1099 NEC and add support 1099 MISC box 9 
  • 2020 SP 4 (mid to late December) – Tax table updates - This update should only be installed after all W-2s have been printed. 

In order to print the 1099-NEC you must be on either Sage BusinessWorks 2020 or Sage BusinessWorks 2021 there will be no options available for the 1099-NEC box selection under AP, Vendors, Maintain Vendors, Other in older versions of the software.

Note about tax table updates:
It is OK to run a payroll without the tax update as the system is set to self-adjust the appropriate percentage based taxes, as long as the feature is turned on, during the next payroll run, Tax table updates should be installed AFTER you have processed your W-2s. The tax table updates will include any changes to social security (OASDI) limits which could affect processing of W-2s for employees who exceeded the OASDI limit. Make sure you have finished processing W-2s before you install any tax table update. Percentage based taxes such as OASDI, Medicare, FUTA, SUI or SDI will self-adjust, as long as the feature is turned on. Any table driven taxes such as Federal or State income tax withholding will not automatically self-adjust on any future payrolls. 

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