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In this issue:

  • IRS releases new Form 941-X
  • Year-end Forms Filing Tips for W-2s and 1099s
  • Find answers at taxtools.com
  • First CD of the year is on its way!
  • A little humor...

IRS releases new Form 941-X
The IRS has released the new Form 941-X, to be used for correcting Form 941 errors discovered after December 31, 2008. The previously used Form 941c is now obsolete. Form 941-X is also to be filed in place of Form 843, Claim for Refund or Request for Abatement, for refund or abatement requests of over-reported employment taxes. Form 941-X is to be filed separately; it is not to be attached to Form 941, which was the method of filing Form 941c. The IRS also expects to release 'X' versions of Forms 943, 944, and 945.

CFS Payroll Return Corrector will soon be updated to include the new Form 941-X. Payroll Return Corrector integrates with other CFS Payroll System programs, importing data from previously saved Form 941s. For more information or to order, click here.

Year-end Forms Filing Tips for W-2s and 1099s
This time of year, CFS receives numerous calls from users who are confused by the year-end W-2 & 1099 forms filing process. Among the most common questions we receive are: "What forms do I need to order?", "Where do I send forms and when are they due?", and "What forms need to be filed?"

These and other questions are answered in an Instructional Video available on our web site: Year-end Forms Filing Tips for W-2s and 1099s. If you need help getting started, click here to watch this brief, informative video. We have also posted videos to help you e-file your W-2s and 1099s, import data from QuickBooks, and use other features of CFS programs. Click here for the complete list.

Find answers at taxtools.com
This time of year, it may take a little longer than usual to get answers to your technical support or customer service questions by phone. However, you can quickly find answers to many common questions at www.taxtools.com.

Instructional Videos and FAQ. As mentioned in the above article, we have created several brief Instructional Videos to help you with specific tasks. We also have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section with answers to many common technical support issues.

Use MyCFS to track an order or look up your license code. Track forms, supplies, and expedited software orders by clicking Package Tracking under Quick Links, or click here. Click License Code under Quick Links or click here to look up your license code. You will need to log in to your MyCFS account, using your e-mail address and password. If you don't have an account, click on the Register button to create one.

First CD of the year is on its way!
Our first general release 2009 software CD, number 2009.010, was mailed on January 20th to those customers who requested CDs. The following 2009 programs are on the CD:

  • LivePayroll and 941/940 Payroll System
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Small Business Tools
  • Tax Corresponder
  • TaxTools
  • W4 Calculator

Other programs will be included on future CDs—and on our web site for downloading—when they are released.

Remember—You don't have to wait for your CD. You can install your programs immediately by downloading them from our web site:

  1. Go to our Download page, here. You will need to log in to your MyCFS account. (If you do not have a MyCFS account, click on the Registration button on the log-in page.)
  2. Click on the "Download" link for the program you wish to download, and save the program file to your computer's hard drive, being sure to note the filename and location.
  3. When the download is complete, run the downloaded file, either by double-clicking on the file or by using the Windows START|RUN menu option.
  4. The setup program will be launched automatically to guide you through the software installation process. During the installation, you will be asked for a PRODUCT LICENSE CODE. (If you don't know your license code, you can retrieve it here.)

NY Sales TaxA little humor...
Driving to work, a man had to swerve suddenly to avoid a box that fell out of the truck in front of him. Seconds later, a policeman pulled him over for reckless driving. Fortunately, a second officer saw the obstacle in the road, stopped traffic, and retrieved the box, which was full of upholstery tacks.
"It's a good thing you didn't run over that," said the first officer, "But I'm afraid I'm still going to have to give you a ticket."
"What for?" asked the driver.
"Tacks evasion," replied the officer.

Happy new year and tax season!

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