Sage Software released the 2008 Q4 Interim Release Disk today. This free update allows users of supported versions of Sage MAS 90 and 200 (3.7x+) to update only the relevant portions of the program so that they may process year end.
Per the updated IRD, the following are the relevant changes:
Sage MAS 90 and 200 3.71, 4.00, 4.05, 4.10, 4.20, and 4.30
Sage MAS 200 – SQL Server Edition 3.71, 3.72, 3.73, and 3.74
The release of the 2008 Year End Program Changes IRD contains enhancements for Electronic Reporting:
1099 Electronic Reporting has been modified according to the Internal
Revenue Service’s 2008 Publication 1220. The following changes have
been made in the “T” record:
- Transmitter’s Media Number Position 411-416 has been removed and is now blank.
- If you currently have a number in the Transmitter Media Number field in
1099 Electronic Reporting that number will no longer be copied to the
“T” record of your IRSTAX file.
- According to the Social Security Administration’s 2008 Specifications for
Filing Forms W2 Electronically (EFW2) publication the field name Personal
Identification Number (PIN) position 12-19 of the “RA record has been changed
to User Identification (User ID). There is no change required to the
W2REPORT.TXT file. The field name in W2 Electronic Reporting has not been changed and remains Personal Identification No.