Sherri Melton Joins the RDA Team

Sherri Melton Joins the RDA Team

Sherrie Melton joins RDA

Greetings! I am very excited to announce that Sherri Melton joined the RDA team on October 2.

Sherri is a great fit with RDA culture. She will take the lead in developing local government and K12 business in the state of Georgia. A longtime Statesboro resident, Sherri will work from her home office there.

Sherri has been serving the Georgia local government space for the last 12 years. Sherri’s hire further signifies RDA’s commitment to serving Georgia’s local/municipal governments and K12 school districts.

We are blessed to have Sherri join our team. You can welcome her here: shmelton@rdasystems.com.

2017 Tax Form Reminder

2017 Tax Form Reminder

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Reminder! The deadline to Order Tax Forms, Paper, & Supplies is this Friday!

Orders are due September 15, 2017. Orders received after September 15th will incur a $35 late fee.

This is just a reminder to those who have not placed your order yet. The order forms (included below) are fillable PDFs. This means you can key your order directly into the form, print to PDF to save your changes, and email it back….no need to print and scan or fax! Please email your forms to Amberley Weir amberley.weir@openrda.com

2017 Print Service Order Form

2017 Tax Forms and Supplies Order Form

Feel free to email or call Amberley Weir with any questions regarding your orders.

Thank you!

2017 Tax Forms

2017 Tax Forms

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Time to Order Tax Forms, Paper, & Supplies!

Orders will be due September 15, 2017. Orders received after September 15th will incur a $35 late fee.

It is rapidly approaching that time of year again, and it’s time to place your order for 2017 tax forms and supplies.  Keep in mind that both forms and supplies are in short supply in December and January.  If you miss out on ordering now or forget something that you need, it may not be available later.  The order forms (included in this blog) are fillable PDFs.  This means you can key your order directly, print as PDF to save your changes, and email it back….no need to physically print and scan or fax!

Please read the following information thoroughly and order carefully!

If you provide paper forms/copies to your employees and vendors you have 3 options:

  1. Print Service – Premium Service offered by RDA.
  2. Blank Tax Forms – Purchase blank tax forms to print W2/1095/1099 information on.
  3. Download PDF forms and print tax forms on regular copy paper.

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PDF Downloads with OpenRDA:

Just as you have in the past, you can continue to use the pdf download feature in our software to create your W2s, 1095s, and 1099s.  Your OpenRDA software will create the form and populate the appropriate data.  The forms can be printed on plain copy paper. Keep in mind, this option requires that you print both the front of the form and the instructions that go on the back of the form. If you are interested in this option but have questions, please contact Amberley Weir at amberley.weir@openrda.com

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2017 Print Service Order Form offers:
  • RDA’s services to print, stuff and seal your W2s, 1095s, and 1099s.
  • Options to customize your order by specifying your sorting and delivery preferences.
  • Options for RDA to electronically file your W2s.

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2017 Tax Forms and Supplies offers:
  • Perforated paper for W2s and 1099s. Perforated paper makes folding and stuffing forms into envelopes easier. This paper will also save toner as the standard IRS instructions are pre-printed on the back of the sheets.  Fronts are blank to allow your OpenRDA software to print the form.
  • Preprinted forms for those that paper file W2s and 1099s.
  • Double window envelopes specifically designed for W2s and 1099s.
  • Options for RDA to electronically file your W2s.
Important Facts, Tips, and Info for 2017 Tax Forms:
  • Continuous Feed forms will NOT be supported in 2017.  Do not order these forms through a 3rd party. They will not work with our software.
  • Forms purchased through any 3rd party vendor will not work with our software.  If you purchase forms through a 3rd party vendor, you will have to fill them out by hand.
  • If there is a need to print employer copies of W2s and 1095s, use plain copy paper instead of the more costly perforated paper. And use the print options that only print the front of the form to save on toner.
  • If you use the pdf download for printing 1099s, you will have to electronically file your 1099s with the IRS. To paper file 1099s, red Copy A forms are required. If you are using the pdf download, you can not print a Copy A in the required red ink without extensive testing. Electronically filing 1099s is not difficult but does require advance registration. If you want to paper file your 1099s, please order the pre-printed forms.
  • If you are ordering perforated paper for 1099s, keep in mind that 2 vendors print per page, but you will be printing 3 copies: Copy B, C and 2.  So if you have 20 vendors, you would need 30 pages of perforated paper.

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There is a lot of information to take in – feel free to email or call Amberley Weir amberley.weir@openrda.com with any questions regarding your orders.

Orders are due no later than September 15, 2017.  Orders received after September 15th will incur a $35 late fee.  

Thank you!

Fourth of July Office Hours

Fourth of July Office Hours

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RDA will be closed Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th, in celebration of Independence Day. We will resume normal business hours Wednesday, July 5th. We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July Holiday!

4TH OF JULY FUN FACTS

Independence Day marks the Colonies’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This day, the 13 colonies declared independence from Great Britain and its king. We thought it would be appropriate to share some fun facts about this historic day. We are already familiar with the fireworks, parades, barbecue, and festivities like picnics, fairs, concerts, and parties that take place on this day, but there are some things many people don’t know about the Fourth.

1. Thomas Jefferson wrote most of the Declaration of Independence on a “laptop,” a small flat writing platform that fit on the writer’s lap.

2. Hardly anyone actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Most did so nearly a month later on August 2, 1776. One who did sign on July 4th was John Hancock, hence the expression “put your John Hancock on this…” to refer to someone’s signing a document.

3. While only one US president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4th, several died on the Fourth of July: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.

4. The average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45 years old, with Thomas Lynch, Jr. of South Carolina being the youngest at 27 years old and Ben Franklin of Pennsylvania being the oldest at 70 years old.

5. The original American flag had 13 stars in a circle, to symbolize the “equality” of the thirteen original colonies.

6. On July 4th, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies. The theory is -the last big crack happened on Washington’s Birthday. The Liberty Bell cracked up, literally, in February 1846, when it was rung on the holiday and then stopped ringing because of damage from a major crack.

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Galatians 5:13-14 (ESV)
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Sonya Lanier Joins RDA

Sonya Lanier Joins RDA

Welcome to the Team, Sonya Lanier!

RDA is pleased to announce that Sonya Lanier has joined our team. A Georgia native, Sonya, has over 23 years of experience serving Tax Commissioners all across Georgia. She brings a wealth of system support and implementation knowledge having served numerous years as a Senior Lead Support Analyst for both Harris Computers, Inc. and Thomson Reuters – Manatron.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and two grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling, especially seeing sights across Georgia, as well as shopping and reading.

Please join me and the rest of RDA in welcoming Sonya to the team!

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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For many, Memorial Day is a long weekend and a BBQ with friends or the first trip to the lake. However, as we enjoy the freedoms we’ve been blessed with in this country, let’s not forget about the men and women (and their families) who gave their lives for that freedom. So in remembrance of those soldiers, our office will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 30th.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!