Kudos to Robert Wood, a Central Florida Sage MAS 90, MAS 200, Businessworks and Peachtree consultant, for spotting the release of Service Update 10 for Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.3.
This release changes the MAS90 and MAS200’s version of the IRS Form 941 to meet new federal guidelines mandated for 2009. Below are some of the instructions that you’ll need to follow in order to make this change.
We recommend only installing updates after conferring with your Sage Business Partner. They have the experience to tell you whether you’ll also need to upgrade any third party solutions (usually not) or if you’ll need to perform any secondary steps when installing the service update.
Please be sure to read the installation instructions on this update thoroughly. If you’re printing the 941 form so that you can file it then you’ll have some additional manual steps (outlined below) in order to complete the update.
If you have no need for the latest 941 or other payroll tax related enhancements and are not otherwise experiencing any issues with error conditions then I recommend not loading service updates (Exception – I will always load service updates during the initial upgrade).
941 Form and Schedule B 2009 Update:
Quarterly 941 Printing has been updated for the 2009 IRS changes to the 941 Form.
The following fields have been added:
COBRA Premium Assist. Payments
Individuals Provided COBRA Assist.
The following fields have been removed:
Prior Quarter Social Sec/Medicare
Additions to Federal Tax
Additions to Social Sec/Medicare
The 941 Form and Schedule B have been updated with 2009 IRS changes to the form.
Changes are applicable to Report Formats “Entire Form”, “Pre-printed Form” and “Worksheet”.
Lines 12a and 12b have been added to the 941 Form
Lines 7e through 7h have been removed from the 941 Form
The year on the 941 Form has been changed to 2009
Changes to the text of the 941 Form and Schedule B
Amounts will print for lines 12a and 12b.
Amounts will no longer print for lines 7e through 7h
NOTE: The “Pre-printed Form” format has been designed based on the downloaded 941.pdf
from the IRS website. Since the IRS has not yet released the alignment requirements for the
“Pre-printed” format it is recommended either the “Entire Form” or “Worksheet” formats be used.
If you use the “Pre-printed Form” format the alignment may need to be adjusted or the form may
need to modified.
If you are on 4.30.0.xx (regardless of service update) and have done 941 processing in prior
years before installing 4.30 Service Update 10 you will need to process the following:
1. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the ..\MAS90\Reports directory and rename the following
files in the ..\###-###\ and ..\###-xxx\ folders (xxx = company code) if present:
• PR941A.rpt (example: pr941a.rpt.2008 report)
• PRSCHB.rpt (example: prschb.rpt 2008 report)
• PR941P.rpt (example: pr941p.rpt 2008 report)
• PRSCHP.rpt (example: prschp.rpt 2008 report)
2. Install Service Update 10.
3. Open Payroll / Period End / Quarterly 941 Printing. Click ‘OK to the message “The Crystal
RPT file for ###-xxx (xxx being company code) does not exist. The default form will be used.
Lines 12a and 12b have been added to the Quarterly 941
Lines 7e through 7h have been removed from the Quarterly 941 Worksheet
Changes to the text of the Quarterly 941 Worksheet