The COVID-19 invasion is disrupting our workflows and rhythm. It may expose cyber vulnerabilities.
For many organizations half the workforce is now working from home at any given time. Most homes lack the cyber security defenses found at the office. Skeleton crews at the office and the distractions of C-19 also create windows of vulnerability. People are more likely to fall for malicious scams and tricks during times of stress and disruption.
RDA can help. In response to C-19, we are offering our Silver level Disaster Recovery (DR) Protection Service to our clients, FREE OF CHARGE, for 90 days. DR will provide you with another level of protection during these chaotic times. DR backs up your server and data. It guarantees complete system restoration in less than 24 hours. This is crucial in the event of a cyber / ransomware attack. Disaster Recovery protection provides peace of mind.
There is nothing to do on your end to implement this service other than contacting Mimi English. Requests will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
We will turn it off after 90 days unless you tell us otherwise.
The COVID-19 invasion is changing our way of life on a daily basis. We can slow it down with quarantines and social distancing. We are grateful to those who are imposing self quarantines. Like each of you, we are working from home, minimizing interacting with others and using the Starbucks drive through.
We can help. The RDA Employee Self Serve (ESS) module enhances quarantining and social distancing. Among other features, it uses the web to share pay stubs, direct deposit transmittals and other forms. With ESS, these forms are pushed to the web for staff to download on demand. This minimizes social interaction.
Many of you are without ESS. In response to C-19, we are offering the use of a special ESS Lite module, FREE OF CHARGE, for 90 days. This will further enhance quarantining and social distancing during this crisis. (Full disclosure: Converting to Managed ID’s is required.) ESS Lite facilitates the electronic delivery of pay stubs and direct deposit transmittals. The forms are pushed to the web for staff to download on demand. Payroll staff would no longer handle these forms and envelopes. No more direct social interaction when distributing checks & direct deposits.
Time is critical to slow the virus. To expedite or learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mimi English. Requests will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
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:
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:
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.
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