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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) - passed in December of 2017 - still has payroll professionals on edge as they continue to wait for the IRS to finalize the calculation for withholding federal tax from employees. The TCJA made significant changes to how federal tax is calculated for individual taxpayers. In addition, many of the long-time exemptions no longer apply for tax year 2018 and beyond. These changes make it difficult to estimate the correct amount of tax to withhold from employees’ paychecks. Historically, sensitive information, such as income from sources other than that particular job, wouldn’t be shared with employers. The TCJA Effects on W-4 ...
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Did you know we offer a full schedule of training courses for these products? Year-round we hold Academy training classes either virtually, on-site, or both. We’re bringing in the experts to deliver the knowledge and skills you need to leverage these products to their highest potential. Sign up for one of these spotlight classes or view the schedule of upcoming Power Academy classes here .   Academy - Design, build, test and implement your very own PowerApp! – Daniel Christian Academy - Getting Started with Power BI | 2 Day Workshop March 2019 – Christina Wheeler   Power UP! Event: Intro to PowerApps and Flow – unique, 2-day offering ...
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​I closed both the calendar and fiscal 2018 year in the Purchasing Module (AP).   As instructed after closing, I went in and checked the Vendor Yearly Totals since the last close, and the last year column did not populate, only the life-to-date column posted.  Consequently, I went out and randomly checked vendor's 1099 amounts for 2018, to their invoices and they matched to the penny.   Does anyone know why the last year column would not be populating with the amounts paid to vendors.   The vendors which I checked on their 1099 amounts is the same vendors I checked on the yearly totals since last close. Thank you, Jolaine Bowman
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Hi GPUGer’s!   I’m not quite sure where 2018 went however it did fly by in my opinion.   Personally, I found the 4 th quarter of the year to be super busy with work and my personal life that I admit I put the #LunchTimePhoto recaps on the back burner.   The 4 th quarter of the year proved to be exciting after looking at all the posts on Twitter.   At Summit there was a #LunchTimePhoto ribbon that I saw GPUGer’s added to their conference badge as well as several #LunchTimePhoto posts on social media. T his will be my last #LunchTimePhoto recap of the year, however for 2019 let me challenge you to #NoLimits2019!     ...
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I am trying to delete a purchase order, however when I hit the delete button noting happens. Any suggestions?
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The GPUG.COM website has fresh new look. Let’s take a tour of some of the new personalized features which will help you better see relevant discussions and upcoming events. New My Discussions Feed   On the homepage, you’ll see a ‘My Discussions’ feed of the latest discussions of the communities which you belong. You can click on the ‘Chapter Chatter’ tab to view only the discussions happening within your chapter.   New My Chapter & Upcoming Chapter Meetings Feed   To better connect you with upcoming local user group meetings, you’ll see a listing of the chapter communities which you belong and their upcoming meetings on the site’s ...
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How GP Users Get Rid of Their Timesheet Problems Once and For All GP users are accustomed to using top-of-the-line software because of the many features of MS Dynamics Great Plains. However, timesheets can still be a burden that GP users don’t know how to lighten. If any of the following are problems you’re facing, read on for a solution: Timesheets aren’t sent in on time. The timesheet process isn’t integrated with other existing systems. Mistakes cost time and effort to correct.   The reality is that time tracking is essential, and yet, it’s not fun. Encouraging employees to submit on time and then encouraging approvers to approve ...
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We are excited to announce three new community features on the www.gpug.com website: new reply notifications, inline replies, and save a post as a draft. New Reply Notifications Participants will now receive a real-time email notification when there is a new reply on a discussion thread that you started or when there is a new post to which you’ve replied. You will see a star icon next to the title of the post that will be automatically filled in when you create or participate in a discussion. When the star is filled in, that means you will receive email notifications.  Interested in following getting a notification on a thread that you did not create ...
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Year-end is a busy time of year for HR and payroll professionals: along with their “normal” everyday duties, they have to deal with added challenges of open enrollment for benefits, getting W-2s distributed on time, and ACA 1095-C reporting. Fortunately, the IRS gave us an extension for providing 1095-Cs to employees so we get some breathing room on that one at least. We’ve put together some pertinent payroll year-end information for you – all in one spot! Some important IRS deadlines: January 31, 2019: W-2s to employees and the SSA 1099s to vendors and the IRS March 4, 2019: 1095-Cs to employees (extended from 1/31/2019) April 1, 2019: ...
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Before another year wraps up (days are often long, but years are frequently short), I've compiled this brief blog post to update our fabulous #GPUG membership on a couple of important items we've made decisions on so as to keep everyone up-to-date on where we're at with your favorite User Group. We've decided to shelve our spring event, ' GPUG Amplify ', going forward.  There simply isn't enough development coming from our friends in #FabulousFargo pertaining to Dynamics GP each year to support having two separate events on the North American continent.  That stated, GPUG Summit is now THE annual Dynamics GP event in North America and everyone ...
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On November 29, 2018, the IRS released Notice 2018-94: US employers get lucky again! The due date for providing Forms 1095-C to employees is extended to March 4, 2019 The ACA employer mandate – which remains business as usual after the midterm elections – requires all US employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer their full-time workers ACA-compliant health coverage. These employers must also provide proof of that offer of coverage to the IRS with year-end forms 1095-C and 1094-C.  The deadline to provide 1095-Cs to employees has been extended by the IRS to March 4, 2019 . The IRS filing deadline of forms 1094-C and copies of the 1095-Cs ...
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Users Helping Users! Join your local PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Communities today – it’s FREE! PowerAppsUG and FlowUG offer online and in-person communities where you can share best practices, take part in exclusive training opportunities, and connect with other passionate PowerApps users from various professions and industries. You’re already part of the GPUG community and your sign in credentials will give you access to PowerAppsUG.com and FlowUG.com for FREE – just take the following steps to update your profile: Sign in at gpug.com  Click on the down arrow located next to your profile picture in the top right corner  Click on the blue box ...
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Admittedly, the best job in the world is "caretaker of the Islands," "house-sit[ting]' the islands of the Great Barrier Reef for half a year" ( The Best Job in the World (advertising) ). The best job in your company, however, can be yours. And that's due to the power of automation. "It makes my job easier and more efficient," says an accountant at Stellar Solutions. What is it? Automated timesheets and expense reports. What does that have to do with your job? The first word, "automated," is the key here. Input your data. Output: Budgeting insights Freed up time & resources Happier employees Here's the catch--and this is true of anything ...
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Every year, thousands of conversations take place in the GPUG online communities, at chapter meetings, in virtual programming and at GPUG conferences and events. We are honored to recognize your GPUG community leaders who go above and beyond to share their knowledge and experiences to serve their Dynamics GP peers. The following annual volunteer recognition awards were announced and presented to deserving recipients at GPUG Summit Phoenix: GPUG All Star Awards The highest award given in your GPUG community, the All Star Award recognizes GPUG members who have a passion for Dynamics GP and have made significant contributions of their time and expertise ...
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Hello Everyone, During our last year end closing we had a issue come up in which we found out that some journal entries had not been rounded to the hundredths place before being uploaded in GP. We had a round time finding all of the little areas in which need to be have fractions of penny changed. Does anyone out there have a script that could possible help us fix this issue? We know this is probably going to happen again and would like to make it a little easier on ourselves this year. Thank you for any advice!
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When I was upgrading to GP 2018 R2 I received an error.  The error was: “The stored procedure SynchronizeTableData() of form duSQLAccountSynch : 27Pass Through SQL returned the following results: DBMS: 2601, Microsoft Dynamics GP: 0.” I searched online and did not find anything about it for GP 2018.  I did find this article which helped me find the errors one at a time. https://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/dynamicsgp/archive/2015/06/10/draft-known-upgrade-issues-when-upgrading-to-microsoft-dynamics-gp-2015-r2?pi62366=4 Thank you Sarah Purdy for the article! By creating a dexsql.log, you can see what table is causing your problem.  Here is the link on ...
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Whew, this week is flying by at User Group Summit in Phoenix, Arizona! We’re having a blast learning from peers and experts, sharing knowledge, and making lasting connections that will fuel the year ahead. Additionally, the energy and excitement during the keynote announcing the location for next year’s event was incredible and we want everyone to be a part of it. The much-anticipated location for 2019 is… Orlando, Florida! Don’t miss this premier event by adding User Group Summit, located in Orlando to your 2019 budget. You won’t want to miss it. Before User Group Summit in Phoenix is officially a wrap, we wanted to share some highlights from the ...
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​ There has been much to do around the Affordable Care Act : from passing the law under President Obama, to trying to repeal the law under President Trump. This has left many people confused as to where we are at now – what is the current status of the ACA? The short answer is: The ACA remained in full force for 2018, especially as it relates to US employers, and for now, remains in effect for 2019 and beyond. Even the individual mandate (requiring individuals to have ACA-compliant health coverage or else pay a penalty) remained in force for 2018 – a surprise to many. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka the new tax law) touted repealing the health law. However: ...
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If you missed our Q3 meeting last month, you missed a heck of a time! The get together was jam packed with some great content from our members and partners, followed by a game of Jeopardy with some generous prizes at stake. This was our first time meeting at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee (this would be the old Country Springs Hotel that has been newly remodeled). I think I speak for all of the attendees in saying the venue is beautiful and lunch was quite tasty! After a bit of Chapter business, we jumped into the learning portion with a presentation by @Carol Kossoris about using the Mail Merge functionality of GP Macros. For those of you already utilizing ...
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The annual user group event, GPUG Summit , will be held in Phoenix, AZ this year! If you are coming to this event, AWESOME!! If not, please consider attending – it’s THE best conference for in person learning, networking and fun!  All things Dynamics GP (GPUG) plus other applications, such as Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and Power Apps! This year I will be presenting on many different topics!  Come join my sessions to learn a TON and have a great time as well! For session descriptions, visit the link below – OR add them to your schedule for the event!  If you see me, be sure to say hello! Shawn's Sessions List Thanks for reading! Shaw
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