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2020 941/Unemployment Express Updates

Date: July 22, 2020

Program: 2020 941/MI Unemployment Express

Subject: Update 16.5

Dear TaxTime USA, Inc. Customer,

  • This update corrects the total amount on line 2b and 2c on Form 8879-EMP for the second quarter Form 941’s that are being e-filed when any of the new qualified sick leave and/or family leave wage credits and/or employee retention credits are being used.

  • Also, for Form 941, if you are reporting qualified sick leave wages on line 5a(i) or qualified family leave wages on line 5a(ii), line 5a needs to be reduced by those amounts. To reduce the amount shown on line 5a for your 5a(i) and 5a(ii) amounts, after you have completed your wage detail entries in the 941/1028 Wage Detail screen go into the 941 screen and click on the “Disable auto update from Wage Detail Entry” button on top of the 941 screen. This will open up line 5a so you make the appropriate changes. Qualified sick leave and family leave wages aren’t subject to the employer share of social security tax; therefore, the tax rate on those wages is 6.2%. See the IRS instructions for the new Form 941 for additional information.

  • Our 2020 software automatically checks for any updates when going into the program and if it finds any it will ask whether or not the update should be loaded. If you disabled auto update (this feature can be found in Setup/Configuration and then clicking on the General Tab; near the top right of the screen there is a check box: Always check for updates when going into program) then download the update following instructions below. If you allowed for Auto Update you can check to make sure you are now using Version 16.5 by clicking on Help and then About.

  • This Update contains all prior updates
    To Install Update:

    If you are in 2020 941/MI Unemployment Express - Please Exit.

    After clicking the below link, a File Download window will open.

    Click Open or Run. If a Security Warning message opens, Click Run. *Please Note*: some browsers require you to save the file rather than run it. If your file was saved you will have to run it from wherever your downloads save to.

    An Installation Folder window will open.

    You will need to accept our License Agreement to continue the download. Click Next after you have done that.

    Change installation drive and folder to match where you originally installed the software

    Click Next.

    The window will then show you were the update is being installed to. Click Next to continue.

    A message: Installation Successful will open when update is completed.

    Click on Finish.

    You may re-enter the software. Click Help from the main menu bar and then in click About. The software should now say Ver. 16.5 for 941/MI Unemployment Express.

    Click here to download & update UE20UPD_16_5.EXE

Prior Year Updataes

For all prior year program updates please click here