Interim Release Disk And TTU
Each year, Sage Software releases an Interim Release Disk (IRD) for Sage MAS 90 and 200 containing the changes required for accurate tax filing. The Tax Table Update (TTU) for the first quarter of 2009, typically referred to as the year-end TTU, also will be available for download from Sage Software Online by mid-December.
Without an active ClientCare Plan, you will not receive the IRD or TTU. This could result in your company being non-compliant in its tax filing. Is your subscription current? To determine the status of your plan, give us a call.
The annual limit for Health Savings Plans for individuals for 2009 is $3,000 and $5,950 for families. The Social Security wage base is expected to be $106,500 for 2009, up $4,500 from 2008.
efiling And Reporting Module
A new module in Sage MAS 90 and 200, Federal and State eFiling and Reporting, streamlines your tax reporting processes. Over 250 federal and state forms for Unemployment, Withholding, New Hire reports, W-2s, and W-3s are included to assist you with filing payroll tax information. You’ll be able to automatically eFile W-2s and 1099s to the appropriate state and federal agencies, print and mail the forms to your employees, or choose to use the fee-based eFiling service.
When you use the electronic forms within Sage MAS 90 or 200, they will look very familiar, as they replicate the printed government form that you receive in the mail, but on your screen they won’t be blank — much of the information will already be populated in the appropriate fields for you by your system. Simply select the form, view and edit the information easily on your screen, and once you’ve verified it is the way you want it, the form is ready to print or eFile.
If you choose to print the forms and mail them yourself, you’ll be able to utilize blank, perforated W-2 and 1099 forms, available for purchase from the Sage Software Forms Division, without having to align pre-printed forms. You also can go completely green by utilizing the eFiling Service, offered on a transaction-fee basis, to further streamline and simplify your tax reporting process.
Federal and State eFiling and Reporting functionality is included with Version 4.3, and works with your Payroll and Accounts Payable modules. There are no added costs to your maintenance or support plan. You only incur fees for the forms you choose to eFile.
Extended Enterprise Suite
The Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite became available in 2008. It includes an embedded version of the SageCRM customer relationship management
solution and many modules you may not currently have. Customers running Sage MAS 90 or 200 can pay a modest per-user fee to migrate to the Extended Enterprise Suite.
Version 4.3 of Sage MAS 90 and 200 was released in June and includes Paperless Office. Paperless Office features provide users with document imaging and storage, e-mail, and e-fax capabilities.