Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Wishing you joy and peace now and always!!

From the team at RDA Systems!


Sharing in the harvest. – Your blessings continue to allow us to serve thousands of those in need through local and international ministries. For more information on how your partnership helps those in need, please visit these ministry web sites:

RDA will be closed for Christmas and New Year Celebrations:

  • Tuesday December 24       
  • Wednesday  December 25    
  • Wednesday January 1   

End of Year and New Year Information

End of Year and New Year Information

Due Dates

  • The IRS has issued an extension again for employers with at least 50 full-time equivalent employees to furnish 1095-B and 1095-C forms for reporting year 2019 to employees by March 2, 2020
  •  The new filing date takes into account that 2020 is a leap year and that March 1 is a Sunday; the deadlines for providing these forms to the IRS were not changed:
    • February 28, 2020 for paper filers
    • March 31, 2020 for electronic filers
  • Form W-2 must be furnished to employees by January 31, 2020
  • The due date for filing 2019 Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, and W-3SS with the SSA is January 31, 2020, whether you file using paper forms or electronically
  • Form 1099 and 1099-MISC must be furnished to workers by January 31, 2020
  • The due date for filing forms 1099 and 1099-MISC is January 31, 2020

Year End/New Year Program Releases

New programs for year end forms and filing as well as any published state and IRS tax changes will be available at the end of December to early January.  Any additional tax changes that are published early January will be available at the end of January to early February. Go to the bottom resource bar and click on Help – OPENRDA Press Releases for program release information and OPENRDA Product Announcements for more information regarding the program changes.

New Year Reminders

Please click this link to access the new year reminders wiki.

Big Changes for the W-4 Form in 2020

The revised W-4 form implements changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which made major revisions affecting taxpayer withholding. The redesigned Form W-4 no longer uses the concept of withholding allowances, which was previously tied to the amount of the personal exemption. Due to changes in the law, personal exemptions are currently not a central feature of the tax code. All new employees hired in 2020 and any existing employees who want to make changes, must use the new 2020 W-4 form.  

As described by the IRS,  “the new Tax Withholding Estimator makes it easier to enter wages and withholding for each job held by the taxpayer and their spouse, as well as separately entering pensions and other sources of income.  At the end of the process, the tool makes specific withholding recommendations for each job and each spouse and clearly explains what the taxpayer should do next.” The Tax Withholding Estimator link can be provided to employees to help them determine how to complete the new W-4 form.

The IRS has published a sample letter that employers can provide to employees to help them understand the changes and offer assistance as well as links with more information.  The link is included below:

We placed the sample letter into a Word document that will download if you visit this link.

RDA Systems will be making changes to the filing tab in Personnel Demographics and tax calculations to follow the requirements of the new publication and W-4 form.  More information will follow soon. For further information regarding changes as a result of the tax overhaul, please visit https://www.irs.gov.

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!


We are grateful for the many blessing bestowed upon us this year. Now is a good time to pause and consider all the ways He has blessed us. And we are especially thankful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you!!

We wish you a very joyful and grateful Thanksgiving holiday! May our Lord continue to richly bless you and your loved ones.

The Team at RDA.

Below is RDA’s holiday schedule. We will be closed on these days.

  • Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, 28 & 29 Nov 2019
  • Christmas – Monday & Tuesday, 24 & 25 Dec 2019
  • New Years – Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020




End of Year and New Year Information

End of Year and New Year Information

End of Year/New Year

Due Dates

  • The IRS has issued an extension to furnish 1095-C forms for reporting year 2018 to employees by March 4, 2019
  • For reporting year 2018, the due dates to file information returns 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS have not been extended and are due as followed:
  • February 28, 2019 for paper filers
  • April 1, 2019 for electronic filers
  • Form W-2 must be furnished to employees by January 31, 2019
  • The due date for filing 2018 Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, and W-3SS with the SSA is January 31, 2019, whether you file using paper forms or electronically
  • Form 1099 and 1099-MISC must be furnished to workers by January 31, 2019
  • The due date for filing forms 1099 and 1099-MISC is January 31, 2019

Year End/New Year Program Releases

New programs for year end forms and filing as well as any published state and IRS tax changes will be available end of December to early January.  Any additional tax changes that are published early January will be available end of January to early February. Go to the bottom resource bar and click on Help – OPENRDA Press Releases for program release information and OPENRDA Product Announcements for more information regarding the program changes.

New Year Reminders

Please click this link to access the wikis with new year reminders.


Home for the Holidays…2018 Conferences Come to an End

Home for the Holidays…2018 Conferences Come to an End

That’s a wrap on our 2018 conference schedule! We finished up this fall with School Board conferences in North Dakota, Georgia and Tennessee. It is always good to meet new faces at these shows but it is especially nice to see the familiar faces of our users!

Leah Hollingshead was our RDA representative in beautiful Bismarck, ND for the NDSBA conference. While she was there, Leah also hosted our annual ND User Group meeting. She said the best part of the meeting was seeing RDA users actively helping other RDA users!  There was so much conversation that Leah did not get a chance to take a group photo. She did manage to catch a few of our users walking around during the conference. We will definitely get all of you next time ND users! Thank you for attending!

ND users: Tabi Schneider (Glen Ullin Public Schools), Paulette Elder (Hebron Public Schools) and Bernadine Jorgenson (White Shield School District)

Sherri Melton and Mimi English tag teamed the GASBO conference in Augusta, Georgia. As always, there was a big turnout with school districts big and small represented from all over the state. The conference had an “adventure” theme this year, and while Sherri and Mimi didn’t do anything too “adventurous” at the RDA booth, you can see that some of the others in attendance were all in with safari attire and fake mustaches!

Mimi finished the season off in Murfreesboro, TN at the TASBO conference. She made a pit stop along the way to resupply our long time customer, Tullahoma City Schools, with purple pens. It’s always nice to see the Tullahoma crew! Once arriving in Murfreesboro the temperatures dropped and there was an early arrival of snow flurries! This year’s TASBO conference was Disney themed. Given the weather conditions outside, it seemed appropriate that Elsa and Olaf lined the convention center hallways!

While it’s back to business as usual at the office for the next few months, we are already looking forward to our travels in 2019.  Both conferences and user group meetings will be on the schedule for this spring. We hope to see you soon!

The Team at RDA