It’s that time of year again! Wow, this year is just flying by, isn’t it?
July 1st is nearly upon us and that means for those of us using Dynamics GP & Canadian Payroll, you might have a tax update to install! How else would you want to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, eh?
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Yes, it’s that time of year again!
Here’s an early present from Microsoft: the Canadian Payroll tax updates released a little earlier than normal this year. Yay!
As of writing this (Dec 15th), GP 2016’s download isn’t online yet but the link to the page is correct. Microsoft anticipates it being ready by Dec 16th sometime.
Update Dec 16th: had wrong blog link on Terry’s blog. Also a bit more about GP2016 and GP2015.
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If you are a client using Dynamics GP Canadian Payroll, and use GP’s ROE functionality, this may be of use to you.
If you didn’t need the mid-year 2016 tax update, and only installed the year end 2015 tax update, there were a number of fixes in the ROE (Record of Employment) functions in a January hotfix that you may not have noticed or installed.
A client of mine showed me one issue and I’ve verified with Microsoft that is it one of the fixes in the January hotfix. The specific issue is when creating an ROE, the postal code isn’t being populated in the right box on the ROE window, and it’s a required field.
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For some reason, out of the box, Dynamics GP Canadian Payroll T4 Forms don’t have the employer address. Why? I have no idea… but the information is there to be added easily, and here’s how to add it to your T4 reports for Employer and Employee versions.
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This is about something completely boring but perhaps useful to someone who is verifying Dynamics GP Canadian Payroll vs the Canada Revenue Agency’s payroll deductions online calculator.
I’ve always said, I know how the Canadian Payroll module works, but I am not a Payroll expert. I’m an accountant, not a payroll or HR person; there is a wealth of knowledge someone certified in payroll matters knows that I’ll never know!
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After my last post debacle (if you missed it, you missed it!), I’ll stick to blogging about things I know best!
This is a strange one, one of those things that makes you go “hmmmmmm”. I never understand how this happens, if it’s been here for years or just never been noticed?
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A couple of years ago around this time of year, I got a call from a client of mine with a strange error in Canadian Payroll. At the time, I ran into other significant issues in trying to help with said error, and at the time, I blogged/ranted about it here.
Fast forward to last month, when I received an email from another customer who was asking me “did you ever find out what the issue was with that error? We are having the same problem now!”. We exchanged emails and I researched what notes I had taken at the time, and in the end, she confirmed for me that what worked for my client also worked for her.
So, this post is just an update on the issue and at least one resolution, in case it helps someone else out there. Some of this is a repeat of the rant blog, without the rant!
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I was asked this question from someone a few days ago and I have a little bit of information about this. At some point I will expand on this article but for now, it’s a short one!
This article is simply about using Cdn Payroll and US Payroll together, as in “can you use them together”?
The short version is the supported method is not to have both in the same environment, i.e. same SQL instance. There is a KB article that spells out all of the “how to”, and describes two installs, two instances, one US English, one Canadian. That KB article is here.
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This is a repeat of an article I wrote in November 2011 with updated information.
Issue #2 in that blog was regarding permissions during the Generate Cheques routine and the message “There is an error in the Transmission Header – Incorrect Length”.
At that time, the fix seemed pretty obvious and it worked during testing on Windows 7 machines. I wrote about it, forgot about it, and moved on. Months later I learned the client doesn’t use Windows 7 on the machines that they use payroll for (those machines happen to be older Windows XP machines) so the error never came up again and I had completely forgotten about it.
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Recently, a client of mine experienced a couple of weird things when we started to configure another Dynamics GP company for them with Canadian Payroll and Project Accounting in action. One of them is definitely something to look out for if you use the Canadian Payroll import processes; the second is more of a head-scratcher type of error where you don’t know what the real problem is.
I call these things “gotchas” – I’m not sure that translates into all languages but generally means to me at least, something that “GOT” me, that I wasn’t expecting or didn’t think to look out for.
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