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WorkDESK Payroll End of Year Update: 12.5016

WorkDESK Update Kit 12.5016 (09/06/2020)

The upgrade can be downloaded and installed anytime, however it will require all users to be logged out of WorkDESK for the duration of the install.
The upgrade password is emailed separately to current WorkDESK Subscribers.

Links to the end of Year Notes are below, Click on each link to view or right click each to download/ save as.

End of Year 2020 – Payroll Manual – Download – Please download read through the updated Payroll End of Year Notes before proceeding with Payroll End of Year.

End of Year 2020 – Accounting Manual – Download  – Please download read through the update Accounting End of Year Notes before proceeding with your Accounting year end.

Allowance Deduction Report: After installing the update, a new report Allowance-DeductionTransactionHistory will be available in Reports -> Report Generator -> Print. Select the report then Press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard then ‘Export to Excel’ will be enabled.
Input processing date range (day the payrun was run) to list all allowances/ deductions processed for those payruns in that date range.
Allowances may generate for payruns prior to 12.5016, but deductions will only appear for payruns made in 12.5016 and onward.

AUSKey Replacement – Machine Credentials Manual The ATO have decommissioned the AUSkey service at the end of March 2020, follow the details attached for more information if you have not transitioned yet

WorkDESK Single Touch Payroll Manual – Single Touch Payroll Manual

12.5016 Update Instructions – Instructions for installing the WorkDESK 12.5016 Update (All User’s) – Instructions are the same as for 12.3275.

Upgrade WorkDESK Outlook Integration.pdf – This upgrade contains a new version of Outlook Integration 12.5011 for Office 2019 if you are experiencing issues with your current version of Outlook Integration you should uninstall your previous version and have 12.5011 installed.
This version will support Office 2016 32 bit and 64 bit

Installing WdServer service.pdf – WDServer should not require re-installation for this upgrade. These notes should assist with stopping/ starting these services referenced in the update instructions.

The following issues have been addressed since the last upgrade​

  • (AU) End of Year 2020 Release

  • (AU) TAXTABLE.csv includes STSL tax table changes that apply from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 – must be imported after Payroll End of Year.

  • (AU) New Report: Allowance-DeductionTransactionHistory in Reports -> Report Generator -> Print: Input processing date range to list all allowances/ deductions processed.

  • (AU) STP Main window now excludes the ‘Done’ items from the initial load. Tick box option for ‘Inc Done’ added to display Done items.

  • (AU) When creating an STP Update file, detect & report employees with paid to dates outside the current tax year for further investigation.

  • (AU) Disable changing of tax scale for Working Holiday Maker employees (scale 15) if employee is paid – new employee record required if taxation changes for WHM.

  • (AU) Spaces in the WorkDESK pathing causes errors during the STP send operation is now resolved.

  • (AU) STP Update Event now uses data entry date for Employee Period Start and End date, to assist for prior year amendments.

  • (AU) Initialise the Monthly Threshold field for STP Allowance/Deduction information for potential future reporting.

  • (AU) STP reportable allowances now included in Employer Gross (W1) in the STP submission file.

  • (AU) Formatting fix for PAYG Summary Printing PSAR File – legacy

  • (AU) Allowances and Deductions amounts now recoded per payrun as Transactions.

  • (NZ) Leave Register tab now displays transactions dated after 31/12/2019.

  • (NZ) Holiday Balance on Pay Advice now includes Holiday Pay Paid this pay in the total.

  • (NZ) Pay Group overwrite for KiwiSaver Employer now posts to expected GL account.

  • When re-printing Pay Advices from the Reports area, the Email button now opens the Email a Report window.

  • The Calendar on the Diary Desktop Panel now displays dates beyond December 2020.

  • Payrun End Date now prevented from being before the Payrun Start Date.

  • Closed or reconciled Cash Books can no longer be posted to during payrun, receipting or payments. Once a Cash Book is closed the system will now prevent any further posting to this cash book.

  • Prevent WorkDESK from unlocking the Consultant record while in updating changes.

  • Expand REB123 to allow output of a large number of columns.