21st Century Accounting Software Upgrades

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21st Century Accounting Software Upgrades

21st Century Accounting Version 8.2.01

The 8.1.03 21st Century Accounting Upgrade can be installed on both the US and Canadian versions of 21st Century Accounting. Installing the Upgrade will bring your 21st Century Accounting to the 8.1.03 version level.

Problems Fixed in 8.2.01

    Receive Credit Card Payments - Additional fix for Receive Credit Card Payments module error.

Enhancements in 8.1.03

    Direct Deposit - Some banks require a specific letter or number in front of the Immediate origin ID in the NACHA file for upload. A new box, 'Immediate origin ID prefix,' is now provided directly beneath the Immediate origin ID in Payroll/Configure/Company Information a specific digit or letter is required. If you leave the box blank, a '1' will be recorded in the prefix space.

    1099-NEC - For tax year 2021, the IRS has redesigned Form 1099-NEC to three forms per page rather than two forms as in 2020. You will now see three sections for 1099-NEC recipients per form but you may need to make adjustments based on the pre-printed form you are using. Check System/Customize Reports and Forms and then Preview the form in Payables/Print/1099-NEC to make these adjustments before printing on your actual forms. Right-click to show all guide lines. Print out your 1099-NEC with the adjustments on blank paper against your pre-printed form to be sure that all data lines up correctly. DO NOT SAVE YOUR CHANGES. You cannot save the changes you make to this form. If you need assistance with this process, please send us a Problem Report from the Help menu and enter the type of form and the supplier in the description box. We will also need your company data which can be sent from Help/Send Company Data to 21st Century Accounting.

    Receive Credit Card Payments - A bug existed in the Sales/Receive Credit Card Payments module that prevented discounts from posting to associated Discount GL accounts. This bug was not rectifiable so the Discounts option has been removed from the module.

    Help - Additional Help items added.

21st Century Accounting Version 8.0.05

The 8.0.05 21st Century Accounting Upgrade can be installed on both the US and Canadian versions of 21st Century Accounting. Installing the Upgrade will bring your 21st Century Accounting to the 8.0.05 version level.

Enhancements in 8.0.05

    1099-NEC - If you have vendors set up to be recorded on a 1099, you will also be able to produce the data for the 1099-NEC. Box 1 of the 1099-NEC is supported and will be filled in regardless of which 1099 Box you have elected in Payables/Configure/Vendors. To produce the data for Box 1 on your pre-ordered 1099-NEC form, go to Payables/Print/1099 NEC. If you need to adjust the placement of the Box 1 amount to suit your pre-ordered forms, check Customize Reports and Forms in the System menu. When you preview the form in 1099 NEC, you can move the blue lines to adjust the placement.

    2020 Form 1096 - Changes to the 1096 for 2020 include the addition of a box designated 1099-NEC (71) for Vendors that require the Form 1099-NEC. C21 does not support more than one box on the 1096, however, there is a workaround for the 1099-NEC Box on the 1096.

  1. Go to System and check 'Customize Reports and Forms.'
  2. In Payables/Print/1099 Payments, preview or print a report for the year to see which Box is checked for your Vendors.
  3. In Payables/Print/1096s, select the Vendors that required the 1099-NEC form (Box 7 with this update). Click Browse next to Selected Vendors and check any Vendors that required this form. See the 1099 Payments report if you are unsure.
  4. Click Preview.
  5. If you hover over the X that would normally go in the 1099-MISC Box, you will see blue lines appear that turn red when you click on them. Click the lines and drag the X over so that it will line up inside the 1099-NEC box on whatever preprinted form you are using. We recommend that you print it out on a blank piece of paper and line it up before printing on your form. When you close out of the Preview, if you do not save, the X will return to the original position.

    1099-MISC - Changes have been made to the 1099 - MISC. The following table shows how the changes correspond to Box selections for 2020.

    2019 2020 Name Supported?
    Box 1 Box 1 Rents Yes
    Box 2 Box 2 Royalties Yes
    Box 3 Box 3 Other Income Yes
    Box 4 Box 4 Federal income tax withheld No
    Box 5 Box 5 Fishing boat proceeds Yes
    Box 6 Box 6 Medical and health care payments Yes
    Box 7   Nonemployee Compensation See 1099-NEC
    Box 8 Box 8 Substitute payments in lieu... No
    Box 9 Box 7 Payer made directs sales of $5000 ... No
    Box 10 Box 9 Crop insurance proceeds Yes
    Box 11 Box 11 Blank  
    Box 12 Box 12 Section 409A deferrals Yes
    Box 13 Box 13 Excess golden parachute payments... Yes
    Box 14 Box 10 Gross proceeds paid to an attorney Yes
    Box 15a Blank Blank  
    Box 15b Box 14 Nonqualified deferred compensation Yes

    Positive Pay - You can now export a CSV file to accommodate Positive Pay banking requirements. To access these exports, go to System/Company/Export/Custom.

    • In the 'Data to export' box, use the pull-down arrow to select either PositivePay1 or PositivePay10. Both of these exports include the Account Number, Check Number, Check Amount, Check Date, and Payee Name for any checks that have not been reconciled. The PositivePay10 export pads the account number to make 10 digits.
    • Select the 'Export type', either CSV or Tabbed.
    • The Export file name will be automatically filled in. If you wish to change this location, browse to the location of your choice.
    • You must enter a Check Date range to produce the file and select either All or a specific bank account.
    • Click OK to produce the file which can be found at the location indicated. If you wish to rearrange items in the CSV file, open the file in excel and rearrange the columns as needed.

      C21 Help
      - Added help for 2020 Federal Income Tax (FIT) changes.

    Download all changes since 2.0.0: Click Here

    To view a list of past changes click here.

    Keep your software up to date!
    We strongly recommend that you install this 21st Century Accounting Upgrade whether or not the issues addressed apply to you. Enhancements and fixes to the software contribute to its overall robustness. For certain support issues, 21st Century Accounting technical support technicians will not be able to provide support unless you are running on the latest version of the software.