Year-End Procedures

Software Program Year-End FAQ Document
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture Click Here
CenterPoint Accounting Click Here
CenterPoint Fund Accounting Click Here
CenterPoint Payroll Click Here

Subject to change prior to year-end.

CenterPoint year-end documents can also be accessed directly from the Help section. From our website at, select Menu. Under your CenterPoint product, select Help. In the Search bar, enter Year-end Frequently Asked Questions or by logging into our website at from the My Account Home page, select End of Year.

Employees Can Opt to Receive Pay Information Via Text!

We are excited to announce the release of CenterPoint Time Clock web version 3.03 and CenterPoint Publish Pay Advices web version 2.05. This update includes new functionality that will allow your employees to sign up for and receive text notifications for time clock and pay advice service functions. Prior to this update, all CenterPoint Payroll Web Service notifications were only sent via email.
Please inform your employees about this exciting new feature. Employees can enable text notifications by selecting User > Settings (upper-right corner), clicking Change next to Text Notifications, and following the on-screen instructions. Note: Email and text notifications can be enabled/disabled individually in Settings.

Year-End Tax Forms

As the end of 2023 approaches, we would like to suggest the perforated paper and envelopes that you may need to purchase for processing W-2s, 1099s, and ACA forms (for CenterPoint Payroll only). Perforated paper and envelopes can be purchased from Computer Forms, Inc. by clicking here, by calling 800-458-0158, or by clicking the Order Checks and Forms icon on the Red Wing Software website. All orders are 25% off until December 31, 2023 (use promotion code RWCFITD when ordering). You can filter your selections by using the Type filter on the left side of the screen.
All W-2 and 1099 forms (including the Copy A (often called the “red copy”) and your 1096) can be printed on the same plain perforated paper (if you choose to order the blank perforated paper with no backer instructions) and use the same envelope. You can print the W-2 and 1099 forms on plain paper, but the IRS recommends the forms be printed on perforated paper. The W-3 can be printed on blank plain paper.

Important CenterPoint® Version 18.8 Year-End Update

CenterPoint version 18.8 is now available and is currently being rolled out. If you have not received the update yet, it will be available to you soon. CenterPoint version 18.8 includes the following notable changes:
The 1099 export to Aatrix tax forms for individuals was updated to export as First, Middle, Last instead of Full Name. This is due to Internal Revenue Service 1099 filing specification changes for filing year 2023.
The Pennsylvania 2023 Section 179 Limits were updated for assets put into service after 1/1/2023 to match the Federal limits. For tax years beginning in 2023, taxpayers can expense up to $1,160,000.00. This dollar limit is reduced when Section 179 property placed in service during the year exceeds $2,890,000.00.
Data provided to Aatrix tax forms for Alabama state reports was updated to include exempt overtime wages. For information on how to handle the Alabama Overtime Exemption in CenterPoint, click here.
Please install this update before processing and filing your 2023 1099 tax forms. Note: The final version of the 2023 1099 forms will be in the Aatrix 4th quarter update, which typically is available in the December 20th time frame.
Click here to see all CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture changes on version 18.8 and prior or click here to see all CenterPoint Payroll changes on version 18.8 and prior.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

I’ve mentioned the importance of continuing education in any career several times in this column. I believe it’s never too late to learn new things, no matter how old I get.
I recently attended the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) annual meeting and conference. I’ve been a member and attended every meeting since the 1980s, and in the beginning, I was impressed with all the expertise I could take advantage of from the older members. I felt I was a bit out of place in the group as a new member, and I could never attain the level of knowledge exhibited by the members. Now, as one of the more seasoned members (older), I continue to be impressed, but now it’s by all the knowledge in the younger members, and I still feel I have a lot to learn.
Part of the conference was a tour that included a company that builds autonomous sprayers, a recycling center, and a vineyard and winery. While all these things are considerably outside my day-to-day routine, it’s amazing how things I learned can be related to my world.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of educational opportunities and continue expanding their knowledge in or outside their area of expertise, especially topics outside their comfort zone.
On a different subject, as I write this, it’s Veterans Day, and I want to sincerely thank all who have served and sacrificed for our country. I also wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.