Accpac U.S. Payroll Tax Tables now Ready for Download – But Wait, There’s More!

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Sage has released the Accpac U.S. payroll tax updates for January 2012 for version 5.5, 5.6 and 6.0. They are ready from download on the Sage portal website. However, it is important that you also download and install the hot fix that corrects the Social Security withholding rates to reflect the continuance of the payroll tax cut approved by congress.

Depending on the version of Accpac you’re running, you may also need a product update (formerly called ‘service packs’) BEFORE you can install the tax update and hot fix. Additionally, you may need to reactivate some modules after the product updates. It’s not rocket science, however, things must be done in the right order and, of course, you MUST have a backup before getting started. The product update (if applicable), payroll tax update, and hot fix should be installed before you run any payroll for 2012.

Important Compatibility Notice

If you are running version 6.0 of the Sage Accpac Portal and/or Sage CRM versions 7.0 or 7.1, please be aware that the latest Java Version 6 with Update 29 can cause problems.  If you do have Java Version 6 Update 29 currently installed, it is best to uninstall and replace this version with a prior update.  This will typically affect the server where Sage ERP Accpac or Sage CRM is installed but may also affect workstations as well.  To determine what version of Java you do have installed do the following:

If you are running Windows Version 7:

  1. Click on the start button
  2. Type Java in the search field
  3. Select Java when it comes up
  4. On the General tab, click on the About button
  5. Note the version and update

If you are running Windows XP:

  1. Locate the java.exe file in the C:windowsSystem32 folder
  2. Right-click on the java.exe file
  3. Select Properties
  4. Click on the Version tab
  5. Note the version and update (the update is usually after the version number i.e. 6.0.260 is version 6 with update 26)