Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information

CenterPoint Payroll features tools to handle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting. This function within CenterPoint Payroll allows employers to track and report required ACA information for tax filing purposes. The ACA reporting is included within CenterPoint as a standard feature. Please note that Red Wing Payroll users who need to handle ACA reporting are highly encouraged to migrate to CenterPoint Payroll, as ACA reporting will not be available within Red Wing Payroll software. To receive more information about upgrading to CenterPoint Payroll, please call 800-732-9464, or email
For detailed Affordable Care Act (ACA) information that includes links to an Affordable Care Act (ACA) and CenterPoint Payroll document and video, eFile price sheet, and frequently asked questions, click here.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

Notes from the President
I have just three short notes for you this month:
First, I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season.
Second, January is historically the busiest month here at Red Wing Software. With everyone closing their 2019 books, beginning 2020, and making sure their payroll information is up to date, our support lines light up. We have prepared internally for this by getting everyone in the organization ready to answer your calls. You can help us ensure that you have a smooth transition to the new year by reviewing the documents available in the online help, and in this newsletter, that answer frequently asked questions about your software. You can also get additional information by visiting the Help section on our website.
Finally, all of us at Red Wing Software wish you a happy, prosperous, and safe New Year.

Urgent Red Wing Payroll 2020 Form W-4 Information

The IRS recently released a new Form W-4 for 2020 with significant changes from the previous Form W-4. Rather than specifying withholding allowances, employees provide employers with amounts to increase or reduce taxes and amounts to increase or decrease wages subject to income tax withholding. Submitting a 2020 Form W-4 is optional for current employees. By default, Red Wing Payroll will continue to use the marital status and allowances that are setup for your employees in 2019 to calculate taxes based on the 2020 tax tables. However, due to technology limitations, Red Wing Payroll cannot be updated to perform the new required calculations to support the 2020 Form W‑4.
For additional information regarding details for the 2020 Form W-4 from the IRS on withholding amounts, allowances, deductions, etc. please see the following links:
About Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods
About Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate
Important Options for Red Wing Payroll and the 2020 Form W‑4:
At your discretion, continue to use the 2019 Form W‑4 with the 2020 tax table update you recently received for Red Wing Payroll. The 2020 tax update does NOT include support for the 2020 Form W-4. By default, Red Wing Payroll will continue to use the marital status and allowances that are set up for your employees in 2019 to calculate taxes based on the 2020 tax tables.
For employees that submit a 2020 Form W-4, use the IRS Income Tax Withholding Assistant for Employers to manually calculate the amount of Federal income tax to withhold from the employee wages. Click here for additional information.
Transition to CenterPoint Payroll which automatically supports the new 2020 Form W-4. Please contact the Red Wing Software Sales department or e‑mail for additional information.

Free Pre-Recorded Virtual Classroom Sessions on W-2, ACA, and 1099 Forms

The live Virtual Classroom will be on vacation during December and January. Sessions will resume in February.
Although the live Virtual Classroom is on vacation, we are pleased to offer our Red Wing Software customers an opportunity to learn more about W-2, 1099, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) year-end tax forms, via free pre-recorded sessions in our online Virtual Classroom. These sessions were recorded by one of our CenterPoint experts and provide you with in-depth information and explanations about the year-end tax forms from any location where you can access the internet (high-speed internet connection recommended).
You can view the free pre-recorded year-end tax form sessions and session materials from the links below. Under Course Materials (on the lower-left side of the page), first view the session materials and then view the video.
W-2 Forms for CenterPoint Payroll
ACA Forms for CenterPoint Payroll
1099 Forms for CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture
1099 Forms for CenterPoint Accounting