Sage 50 US Payroll: H.R. 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA/HR 6201) outlines that certain employers provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

For COVID-19 related reasons, employees receive up to 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave and expanded childcare leave when employee’s children’s schools are closed, or childcare providers are unavailable. When paying employees with this Leave, it is important and recommended NOT to include any regular hours or overtime type of pay. If partial regular hours need to be computed and paid in addition to this type of pay, the employee will ideally receive two separate paychecks.

Please refer to the following Sage Knowledgebase article to assist you in complying with HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA/HR 6201) setup guidelines

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  • Has anyone addressed the changes on the 941 forms? Will there be any? How do we report the FFCRA wages?

  • Hi Chevron, 

    Thank you for reaching out. 

    As Aatrix provides the 941 forms, any changes specifically to the form would be made via a forms update once those changes have been approved/distributed. As for reporting on FFCRA, please refer to Section III - Reporting of KB 104166: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA/HR 6201) setup guidelines

    “In the future, it is anticipated these values will need to be reported on quarterly tax forms submitted to Government authorities. This section will be expanded later to elaborate on the procedures established at that time, but in the interim, use the following steps to produce Payroll Reporting that will summarize the pay data disbursed to affected employees defined under the Act’s criteria:

    1.From the Reports & Forms menu, select Payroll.

    2.The Select a Report or Form window appears with the Payroll section highlighted. Double-click the Payroll Register report.

    3.The Hourly and Salary pay rate types are displayed on this report, with historical pay data for each employee.

    4.You may choose to use the report options to include only the affected employee record and save the filtered selections to a customized report. As more employees are impacted, you may use the report options to include the additional employee records and save the customized report with these changes."