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Hello community,

This is our U.S. Tax Reporter Year End 2017 blog. If you have questions about 2017 Year-End reporting, you can post it here. This blog will be updated with tips and SAP Notes related to this subject:

SAP Notes

2541636 – REC: Payroll Reconciliation Splitter background jobs issue

2545333 – Year End 2017 Phase II for U.S. Tax Reporter

2565244 – TR: Employee’s Last Name is not being displayed on Form W-2 for Puerto Rico

2559933 – TR: Tax Reporter W-2 selection-screen for test mode presents overlapping elements

2563715- When you run payroll, you get Runtime Error GENERATE_SUBPOOL_DIR_FULL with exception CX_SY_GENERATE_SUBPOOL_FULL

2546739 – TR: Tax Reporter attempts reading nonexistent payroll results for Form 941-X

2548989 – TR: Online W-2 generation error “Export error: Attribute ‘AT_TRW2_RUN_TYPE’ is not valid”

2518875 – Year end 2017 Phase I for U.S. Tax Reporter

2519671 – U.S. Tax Reporter Year End 2017 Announcement

2464078 – TR: 1099-R User Guides for HCM US Tax Reporter configuration

2464161 – TR: W-2 User Guides for HCM US Tax Reporter configuration

2463999 – TR: Tax Reporter User Guides for HCM US Tax Reporter configuration

2466222 – TR: Year End Tax Reporter Documentation for HCM US Tax Reporter

Knowledge Base Articles

2552908 – Incorrect formulas in BTXFORM table

2529963 – U.S. Tax Reporter Year End 2017

2480185 – Tax Reporter Solution Educational Videos

Additional information

The Year-end content is now available on sap.com Globalization Finder page at the SAP ERP US Tax Reporter Solution document solution.

To access HCM US site, please go to https://www.sap.com/products/enterprise-management-erp/core-hr-module/americas.html# and select United States, then select Find all US-related documentation, then choose SAP ERP U.S. Tax Reporter Solution document.

To be able to access the Year-end 2017 in the Globalization finder page you need to be logged on (similar to SAP Service Marketplace) because it is a gated area and would need authorization.

Thank you,

Kind regards,

Graziela Dondoni

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  1. Lou Ann Allison

    Hi Graziela,  Can you tell me if the Notes needed for U.S Payroll year-end will be in the October or the November Support Packs, please?  Has the 2017 year-end letter been released yet?  Where will it be posted – on the new Launchpad somewhere?

    Thanks,

    Lou Ann Allison

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    1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

      Hello Lou Ann,

      Following the HRSP requirements:

      • CLC Option:
        • Apply the May 2017 Synchronization HR Support Package (HRSP),
        • Apply the CLC delivered for U.S. country version in July. Then
        • Apply the CLC delivered for U.S. country version in October.
      • or the Base Option: apply the Base HRSP delivered in October 2017.

      Note 2519671 – U.S. Tax Reporter Year End 2017 Announcement will be released in a couple of days and will have the links with this information.

      Regards,
      Graziela

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  2. Graziela Dondoni Post author

    Hello community,

    ASUG Webcast: HCM US Tax Reporter – Year End 2017 (1hr 15 min duration)

    Date: October 26, 2017

    Start time: 12:00 PM (CT),  1:00 PM (ET),  11:00 AM (MT),  10:00 AM (PT)
    End time: 1:00 PM (CT),    2:00 PM (ET),     12:00 PM (MT),    11:00 AM (PT)

    This webcast will contain an overview of the SAP functionality delivered for US Tax Reporter Year End 2017. register via the ASUG event page.

    Regards,
    Graziela

     

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    1. HR Payroll Support

       

      Hello Graziela,

      We missed the US Year End 2017 event. Can you please share the presentation deck with us so we can have a copy and follow what is going to be happening this year?

      Thanks in advance,

      Lupe

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  3. Sandra A. Pelkey

    Graziela,

    I clicked on the link you provided and I am receiving the following error

     

    Sorry, you are not authorized to view this page

    Please contact the Technical Support Team if you believe this is an error

    Regards,

    Sandra

     

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    1. Virginia Soares

       

      Hi Sandra,

      The Year-end content is now available on sap.com Globalization Finder page at the SAP ERP US Tax Reporter Solution document solution.

      To be able to access the Year-end 2017 in the Globalization finder page you need to be logged on (similar to SAP Service Marketplace) because it is a gated area and would need authorization.

      To access HCM US site, please go to https://www.sap.com/products/enterprise-management-erp/core-hr-module/americas.html# and select United States, then select Find all US-related documentation, then choose SAP ERP U.S. Tax Reporter Solution document.

       

      Do you have your own log in?

      Best regards,

      Virginia

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  4. Jarret Pazahanick

    Well done SAP (if the goal was to try to hide this documentation so that no customers could find it) 🙂 On a side, when I followed the above I got a “invalid or corrupted PDF file. “

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    1. Virginia Soares

      Hi Jarret,

       

      Thank you for your feedback! The sap.com was unvailable due to some content freeze. It shoud be available now. Otherwise, try again on Tuesday, September 19th.

       

      Best regards,

      Virginia

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    2. Chandramouly Veeramony

      I agree! Looks like this is an attempt to confuse people and hide good stuff. And what a time to make a change! right around the corner when folks will get to the “HRUSA” site to review and get ready for the year-end. The HRUSA site was well organized and provided lot of good information throughout the year.  The new site is pathetic to say the least. Wonder sometimes why SAP tries to go backwards instead of moving forward. Sorry for my rant!

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      1. Harold Hatcher

        I agree!  In the past we had 1 good website to visit for qtr end and year end changes.  Now due to SAP simplification we have several websites to visit to make it easier for us, the end user.  I’m not a fan either.

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  5. Rich White

    Hello, I have tried the link to the SAP ERP U.S. Tax Reporter Solution Document and it is still showing as a “invalid or corrupted PDF file. “  We are trying to plan the rest of our year end and we are now at a standstill because we don’t have SAP release dates for phase 2 and 3 tax notes.

     

    Best Regards,

    Rich

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    1. Virginia Soares

      Hi Rich,

      I was able to access this asset. It may be a browser issue or cache. Could you provide us screenshot of the message you are getting?

       

      Best regards,

      Virginia

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      1. Gayathri Nannapaneni

        Hi,

         

        For me, clicking on the link is trying to open a document of 10 pages but pages are not getting refreshed and unable to see the content.

         

        also can we get a news letter copy?

         

        Thanks

        Gayathri

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  6. Graziela Dondoni Post author

    Hello community,

    SAP Note 2518875 – Year End 2017 Phase I for U.S. Tax Reporter has been released with 2017 Year-end changes (Phase I) for US Tax Reporter.

    As described on this SAP Note, the solution will be available only by HRSP and/or CLC.

    Also, important to highlight that this legal change delivers a new field (box 9) for W-2, which new BAdI method needs to be implemented to fill the content.

    Kind regards,

    Graziela

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  7. Sudhir Chirala

    Hi Graziela,

    Please confirm if there is any Year-End Newsletter being released like every year or SAP ERP  US Tax Reporter Solution is the newsletter document for this year.

    Will there be any further updates-post OCT 26th. or as customers we can start our year-end planning with the solution document updated on SEP 5th 2017.

    Thanks & regards,

    Sudhir

     

     

     

     

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    1. Virginia Soares

      Hi Chirala,

       

      We delivered the SAP Note 2519671 U.S. Tax Reporter Year End 2017 Announcement which contains all information about Year-end Newsletter.

       

      We recommend to access the SAP ERP US Tax Reporter document solution on a weekly basis to stay up-to-date about the Year-end and Tax Reporter updates.

       

      Best regards,

      Virginia

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  8. Al Ling

    Good morning,

    From the link https://www.irs.gov/individuals/w-2-verification-code, it appears that “The IRS has partnered with certain Payroll Service Providers (PSPs) to include a 16-digit code and a new Verification Code field on a limited number of Form W-2 copies provided to employees.”

    Am I to conclude from this statement that if we do not use a PSP then this new verification code/Box 9 is not in scope for our installation for the 2017 tax year?

    Best regards,

    Al

     

    PS – I echo the comments above about the change to this new site.  We (US HR/Payroll customers) had one site (service.sap.com/hrusa) that we could use to find all of the legal changes, etc. that were in scope for our particular installation/site.  Now, in the name of “simplification”, finding everything we need for year end has become “not so simple.”

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    1. Deborah Moses

      Al,

      I couldn’t agree MORE with your comment on ‘simplification’.  Do I check this blog?  Or do I check the  US Tax Reporter Solution?

      Appreciate the guidance!

      Debbie

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      1. Greg Zifchock

         

        I agree with the above comments. I have been looking for over an hour this morning to find information that use to be only one click to find. We use to have all the user guides, year end notes, support pack schedules, web cast announcement, new functionality in one place. God know where I found the HR Support pack schedule, I can’t get back there and get into a loop through the new link. I found the web cast announcement buried in the US Tax Reported year end 2017 note. This is supposedly the new site: https://support.sap.com/en/release-upgrade-maintenance/maintenance-information/schedules-for-maintenance-deliveries.html  but clicking on the HR Support Schedule takes me to the old place that says use the new place ugggg. BTW here is the HR Support Pack Schedule:

        https://websmp108.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/012002523100011071992014E/

        Frustrated,

        Greg

         

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    2. Mani Kak

      Hi Al,

      Yes you are correct, IRS has currently partnered with certain PSP’s for the 16  digit verification code. We have delivered the change on Form W-2 and have also provided the mapping with badI for users/PSP’s to pass the 16 digit verification code. If employers have 16 digit numbers for their employees (employers can confirm with their IRS representatives) they have an option to use it.

      About the move from SMP to sap.com, I will respond shortly as a general response since a lot of users are questioning. Here I can just say, SMP is retiring by the end of 2017. Nobody is allowed to edit anything on SMP anymore and we took all due diligent to move all important information to the new site way in advance and announced the same so that users have time to use the site. We have been changing our /hrusa pages by grouping/adding SAP Launchpad details for customers to get use to using SAP notes apps for viewing SAP LC notes. rest will get back to all shortly

      Best Regards,

      Mani

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  9. Dale Wolfgram

    Doing some testing after updating to EHP8 thru HR Stacks #46.  Running test W2’s (PU19).  When I look at the TemSe files I don’t see the “Third party format for W-2 paper (HR_F_W2_TP_TEMPS) mag file.  Anyone else experiencing this?

    Thanks

    Dale

     

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      1. Dale Wolfgram

        Thanks for the info.  I have a new problem.  When I run a test W2 from PU19, using the “Test Online” I get two Spool files for each employee included in the test.  I didn’t see any note that might address this.

         

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        1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

          Hello Dale,

          Could you confirm if you have two entries in T5UX7 for the employee copy? Could you also check if the SAPScripts forms are deactivated?

          Another reason can be that you have the SelfSealer  form customized for the PERNR. So you have form HR_F_W2_MULT_11 and HR_F_W2_MULT_SS.

          Hope this helps.

          Graziela

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  10. Mani Kak

    Hi Team,

    About moving from Service Market Place (SMP) to sap.com – I hear you all, you are confused, frustrated, feel that important information has been hidden, kept away etc etc. I would request you all to trust us, your HCM US Team. We are your voice and we think from customer/user point of view all the time. What we have designed as Solution Documents is in the best interests of our user base.

    Now coming to why we moved. SMP is retiring by the end of this year. We were asked to do this move last year in the middle of the yearend but thinking that this could cause disruption we had requested central team for making US an exception and granting us an extension. All important information whether they are user guides, FAQ, yearend checklists or videos, we have moved them all in a more organized Solution based documents. The only difference here is that with SMP you could memorize the quick link https://service.sap.com/hrusa but now you have to bookmark the relevant US landing page or the specific Solution Document that you would like to (I have shared a couple below). Unlike before, the best part here is that you can now download the solution document and have all the links to topic specific User Guide notes, LC apps in SAP  ONE Support Launchpad where you can easily get all the SAP notes for your component at your fingertips.

    With SMP there used to be some delay in publishing the SAP note but using ONE Support Launchpad apps, you get to see right away once the note is released.

    We will also be attaching as we did in past years all Year End related notes to the Year End Announcement Note 2519671 “U.S.Tax Reporter Year End 2017 Announcement” as already shared above by Grazi. You can set notification for LC notes as well. About the SAP LC notes…..the best practice is to use the relevant apps from standard SAP ONE Support Launchpad for Legal Change Note so that you don’t miss any Legal Change notes or correction of Legal Changes that were delivered. You can find all the SAP notes via following Legal Change apps in SAP ONE Support Launchpad shared below

    It is a human nature that whenever there is a change introduced, there is always a resistance because we are used to a certain way. It happens with me as well. Going back in time, when we retired the Year End support Program in 2007 and moved announcement to SMP, we had tremendous resistance from all corners but then users realized it was a good move. I am pretty sure once you all start using it, you would like it. I would request you to use the solution document, open the notes, see what you think is missing that is important (has not been moved) and let us know so that we can review them. I am sharing the links below which you can bookmark. In the Globalization Finder page you will notice 2 solution documents (Benefit and Tax Reporter) . We have one document for Payroll in works and will be published by Monday next week.

    Please join us for Year End update during ASUG webcast on OCT 26th.

    Best Regards,

    Mani Kak

    Globalization Product Management

    Globalization Services Local Solutions. Global Success.

    Visit GS links below for more info –

    SAP Globalization Services  SAP HR USA

    GS- HCM US finder page  HCM US TR Solution Document

    *PS Browser problem: Refresh needed! All browser MUST be set to “reload page for every visit”, otherwise a document will always stay corrupted, even if e.g. a network problem caused the wrong display.

     

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  11. Deborah Moses

    In past years, we have monitored the Year End site for notes that are applicable to our environment, applying those that we needed. We apply the necessary HRSPs to bring us up to date, then we have all areas of the business perform testing. This year, the notes are coming in as support packs, multiple in November and a couple in December. It is not realistic for us to ask all areas to test after each HRSP is applied. What would you recommend?

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    1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

      Hello Deborah,

      Just for Phase I note is required to apply the Support Packages.

      For Phase II and Phase III you will have the option to apply the note without applying the Support Packages, the same way it was in the previous year.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Regards,

      Graziela

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  12. Sanjeev Kumar

    Hi Grazeila –

    We have applied Nov Support pack for tax reporter but have performance issue for one of Form 940 US Run after SP. with pre test timing of 270 minutes, now its taking 400 Mins after SP. Does there are similar issues faced by others. Last year also SAP released SAP note 2402727 for performance issue on similar form.

    Please guide if you know something on this or any SAP note released by SAP.

    Regards,

    Sanjeev Kumar

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    1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

      Hello Sanjeev,

      There isn´t any modification in Form 940 delivered in the Support Packages. Do you have this performance issue just in form 940 or in other forms too?

      Didn´t heard any other customer complaining about this till now.

      Regards,
      Graziela

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  13. Cindy Rheinlander

     

    Graziela – We are implementing Election of online W-2 for the first time.  We noticed that when employees make election to receive W-2 online, IT3228 is updated for 1/1/2017 – 12/31/9999.  Does this mean the 2017 election will remain active for 2018, unless they change it for the next year?  I would have expected the 2017 election would only be for specified year?

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    1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

      Hi Cindy,

      You can do the election every year. Once you change feature UTREL for 2018 for example, when you create the new IT3228 the system will delimits the entry for 2017.

      Regards,
      Graziela

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    2. Virginia Soares

      Hi Cindy,

      You’re right! Since these employees made the election from 01/01/2017 to 12/31/9999, this means that there is no need to perform a reelection for next year (2018) if they still want the same option.

      However, the employer continues to open election periods for every year (UTREL) in case the employees later on decide on making election changes, for instance, from Online election to Online and Paper election, the previous record is delimited at 12/31/2017 and start a new record at 01/01/2018.

       

      Hope this helped! For more information you can check out Online W-2 enhancemennt videos in KBA 2480185 – Tax Reporter Solution Educational Videos or the Online W-2 user guide in SAP Note 2464161 – TR: W-2 User Guides for HCM US Tax Reporter configuration

       

      Best regards,

      Virginia

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  14. Mani Kak

    Hello HCM User Base,

     

    AS mentioned during our ASUG Year End update webcast on Oct 26th, all the Year End relevant SAP notes for Tax Year 2017 will be linked to our announcement note 2519671 .

    It is recommended that you use SAP One Support Launchpad to search for Notes. The following apps are available to you on the Launchpad:

    Announcement of Legal Changes – View upcoming legal changes (with planned release date and related SAP Notes if available).

    Best Regards,

    Mani Kak

    Product Manager, Globalization Product Management

    GS-US finder page  TR Solution Document

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  15. Muguntha Ramanujam Thiruvenkada Ramanujam

     

    Hi,

    Right now we are in Enhancement Pack 4 and process of moving to Enhancement Pack 8, so we have not updated the SAP application this year.

    When we are updating the Year End Support Pack, we came across some issue as our Application level is not up to date.

    We were able to update the Support Pack until B2. When we try to update the Support Pack B3, the SAP system expecting the application needs to be in some level.

    We had a discussion with BASIS team and found the SAP Patches needs to updated.

    As we are moving to Enhancement Pack 8, we don’t want to update the patches and we don’t have time.

    Please any option we can avoid updating the patches and to update the SAP HR Support Pack Level B3.

    This is Urgent.

     

    Thanks,

    Mugunth.

     

     

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    1. Matt Fraser

      Sue,

      You can initiate a Side Effects Report directly from the Maintenance Planner when you put your queue of support packs together.

      Cheers,
      Matt

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  16. Jennifer Stnons

     

    Hello–

    We are in the process of applying the first rounds of CLC’s for the YE2017 and have run into an issue.   Per Graziela’s post from August 22nd as well as the YE note of 2519671 and the ASUG YE tax update presentation slide 52 we have brought our system up to the May HRSP of B3 and were planning to apply CLC’s going forward.  When attempting to bring the CLC B8 in the maintenance optimizer will not allow due to necessary support packages being unavailable.

    We spoke with SAP support earlier today who stated we needed to bring the system up to HRSP of B8 which is not the message that has been shared via all of the SAP provided year end information.   Could you please clarify for us?

    We are extremely concerned about the message from support today that we need to come up to HRSP B8 as there are newly released notes which touch all areas of the system.   We do not have the time at this point in the year to be testing the entire system as our focus is on the year end process.

    Thanks!

     

     

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    1. Matt Fraser

      Hi Jennifer,

      According to all the published information, you are correct: it should be sufficient to install the May “Synchronization” HRSP B3 (I’m assuming you’re on an EhP4 system based on this), and then CLC packages up through October’s B8 (for reference, the HRSP schedule at https://websmp109.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/012002523100011071992014E/SAP_HREnhP604EA-HREnhP604.htm). I’m assuming also that you have at least Support Package Stack 18 in your system, as HRSP B3 requires that as a minimum — so if you didn’t, you couldn’t even have got that far, presumably.

      Are you using Maintenance Optimizer (in Solution Manager) or Maintenance Planner (online)? Have you tried with Maintenance Planner? Assuming you have it setup correctly, it seems to be more robust and reliable than the old (and now basically defunct) Maintenance Optimizer. And, although it can be funky to get setup in the first place, it’s far less so than Maintenance Optimizer ever was, so on balance it’s a plus to use it.

      It could be as simple as not including all the intervening CLC packages? You need all of them from B4 through B8 (and, fyi, B9 is available, so you may as well include it, too). You can’t install only B8 on top of HRSP B3.

      Is the tool giving you any message about what’s missing?

      Cheers,
      Matt

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      1. Jennifer Stnons

         

        Matt-

         

        I’ve spoken with our Basis team.   We are using the Maintenance Planner.   We are currently on EHP7 Stack 13.   We are at HRSP B3 per the YE requirement and as we are applying CLC’s to get up to B8, when we get to the application of CLC B5 we are getting stopped with the message of Necessary Support Package is not available.

         

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        1. Matt Fraser

          Jennifer,

          Looks to me like it should work. The attributes for CLC SAP_HR 604.B5 show the full HRSP SAP_HR 604.B3 as the only technical requirement. I assume you are applying the SAP_HR 604 and EA-HR 607 CLCs together in a queue, right up to B8/69? That should be only four CLC packages in the queue, SAP_HR 604 B5 and B8 plus EA-HR 607 66 and 69, from what I can see. I do not recommend trying to apply them one at a time; do them together as a queue.

          Did you apply the latest SPAM update?

          If the answer to all of the above is ‘yes,’ including that you have a valid queue calculated by Maintenance Planner, then I would go back to your SAP Support Incident and push back, indicating that you are quite certain you’ve met all the requirements for applying the CLCs, and could a support engineer access your system to check out what might be wrong, etc. Don’t take no for an answer.

          Cheers,
          Matt

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  17. Linda Mundy

    Graziela,

    We are implementing HRSP’s B2-B8.  When running a full population W-2 test run in our Q system, we are receiving the following SOAP in the General Errors and Warnings report and are missing PDF form spools in Tax Reporter.

    “SOAP Framework error: SOAP Runtime Exception: CSoa pException Transport : HTTP se”

    I checked the following SCN post = https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/2106187 and we are using the suggested values.  Are you aware of this error and is there an SAP note to correct it?

    Thank you,

    Linda Mundy

     

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    1. Matt Fraser

      Hi Linda,

      This error can mean a number of things are not quite right with your ADS forms processing, and not just that you’ve hit some 1000-page limit as described in the post you linked. There is a Note (1033661) describing this supposed limit, but honestly I’m not sure if this is valid anymore if you run ADS on a 64-bit platform (we do, and I’m not aware of any page limits in our processing so far).

      I would follow the steps in Note 944221 to troubleshoot what the cause of the error is. Also, there is a wiki dedicated to Adobe forms processing which may be helpful.

      Cheers,
      Matt

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      1. Linda Mundy

        Hi Graziela,

         

        Thank you for this information.  We did discover that the issue was a result of a connection issue due to an internal change made.

         

        Regards,

        Linda

         

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  18. Larry Gershman

    Hi Graziela,

    In Note 2545333, I noticed that the text for Philadelphia resident/non-resident rates refers to year 2016. Can I presume that it should actually be for 2017?  (I suspect this was copied from last year’s Note 2371705 which had the 2016 rates.)

    Thanks,

    Larry

     

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  19. Graziela Dondoni Post author

    Hello community,

    If you are facing an issue with posting incorrect run status, when using ALE, please apply the following SAP note:

    2566760

    If you need further details, you can open an incident under PY-XX-DT.

    Regards,
    Graziela

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  20. Anand Natarajan

    Hi Graziela – We have recently upgraded to EHP8 and we found the US -W-2 State/Local Summary Form Report (HR_F_W2_SUMMARY) was missing from the Tax Form Group after the Upgrade.

    we had restored the entry back in V_T51T8.

    just thought would bring it to your attention..just in case other customers have the same issue and/or SAP may choose to release a correction note.

    thanks

    Anand

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  21. Max Hamilton

     

    Hi Graziela and all,

    We are a semi-weekly depositor for the IRS form 945 “Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax” for our pension population and as such are also required to file the 945 schedule A “Annual record of Federal Tax Liability”.

    Tax Reporter does not seem to produce this form.  Does anyone else have this issue?  Does SAP have plans to provide this form?

    Thanks,

    Max

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  22. Lena Cromwell

    Hi Graziela,

     

    I am trying to complete my set up for NY Paid Family Leave tax type 87 and during my testing noticed that the tax was not generating in box 14 and I do not see anywhere to configure this on the W2. Everywhere I researched it says box 14 is where it should go but it is going to box 19 instead. Is there going to be a note to create form fields for NY PFL soon?

    Regards,

    Lena

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    1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

      Hello Lena,

      SAP plans to release the change for NY Paid Family Leave reporting in Box 14 with Phase III SAP note. Although we are very positive and our analysis says that the amount should be reported in Box 14 only as NY SDI (if there is some amount in NY SDI then PFL amount will be added to it) and not in Locality box 19/20, we reached out to NY Department of Taxation and Finance with some further queries for clarification. They (including supervisor) didn’t have answer and they are discussing it internally. We are still awaiting clarification from the authority.

      Hope this clarifies,

      Graziela

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      1. Graziela Dondoni Post author

        Hello all,

        This is to inform our users that as per NY State Department of Taxation and Finance notice N-17-12, employee contributions to the NY Paid Family Leave should be reported in W-2 Box 14.

        Further questioning and discussions brought clarification:

        a) PFL should be reported in Box 14 only
        b) PFL should NOT be reported as NY SDI or added to NY SDI
        c) PFL should be reported as NY PFL (abbreviation for Paid Family Leave)

        We have requested authority to publish this clarification via Notice or under FAQ in PFL program as well.

        This is planned to be delivered together with Phase III note, following the link to the legal change:

        https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/legalchangenotification/detail/GSCBNA-827

        Regards,
        Graziela

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  23. Saurabh Garg

    Hello Graziela,

    IRS announced an update to the Social Security Wage Base on 30th November.  what’s the SAP notes for this and did that released yet .

    Regards,

    Dibyendu.

     

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    1. Matt Fraser

      Dibyendu,

      The Social Security Wage Base update is in BSI TaxFactory Regulatory Update 119. There is no SAP Note required for this; instead you must update your TaxFactory system and then sync that to SAP.

      Cheers,
      Matt

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      1. Sandra A. Pelkey

        Good morning in reviewing BSI Tub 119 it contains the incorrect SSWage base of $128,700 and should be $128,400.  Do you know when this will be corrected?

        SSA Changes 2018 Social Security Wage Base to $128,400. On November 27, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,400, not $128,700 as it previously reported on October 13.

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  24. Lena Cromwell

     

    Hi Graziela,

    I found an issue for us while testing Tub 115 with our employees in Massachusetts. It contains the reactivation of tax type 17 effective 1/1/2018. However, this should not apply to us according to the tub? It states the following:

    NOTE 1: This tax is only applicable to employers with six or more employees who do not provide health insurance to their employees.

    We only have two employees in Massachusetts and we provide them with health insurance.  The system wants me to configure this tax for the state and company however should it even be taken if it doesn’t apply?

     

    Regards,

    Lena

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  25. Kyle Gilmore

     

    We were testing Note 1896990 and setup the configuration for table V_T5F99K2 with the following parameters:

     

    • Country Grouping: 10
    • Option: GUPRE
    • Adjust the start and end data according to your business need

    This seems to work for the gross-up wage types, however, it also seems to be happening with the normal witholdings on retroactive transactions.  Is this what SAP intended to do with this change?

     

    An Example is we had an employee in IT208 of TX for PP24 with gross-up wages.  We then retro’d changed the IT208 back to beginning of PP24 to OK.  When we ran PP25 it is now withholding OK for PP24 instead of putting it to the /N01.  If we were to have retro’d over a large period this could lead to a negative check.

    Can someone confirm this is the way SAP intended this change to work?

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