Five Ways to Learn!

Red Wing Software offers five ways to learn! Now everyone on your team has a way to learn that fits their time schedule and learning style. Check out these versatile training options and pick the right one for you.
Help – Includes step-by-step documents and training videos that cover specific tasks in CenterPoint. Help can be accessed from any screen in CenterPoint by pressing the F1 key or from the Help section for your product at
Online Training – Scheduled sessions provide you with in-depth, topic-specific information and explanations that allow you to learn more about CenterPoint from any location where you can access the internet. The scheduled sessions are presented live by one of our CenterPoint experts. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. The sessions are recorded and sent to you so you can refer to the information afterward. Sessions are added each month throughout the year. To view the current schedule, visit
On Demand Training – Recorded videos of the Online Training sessions that are offered for purchase after the live sessions. The pre-recorded sessions can be purchased with 30-day access and can be viewed as many times as you like during the 30 days. (If you attend a live Online Training session, you receive the 30-day access free.) Visit to purchase and view online.
Classroom Training – Travel to a physical location to learn in a classroom environment with other Red Wing Software users. The classroom is set up seminar style and presented by an experienced Red Wing Software instructor. Classroom Training is the most comprehensive way to learn how to use CenterPoint products. To view Classroom Training seminar details, visit
Implementation Services – For those who prefer a more personalized option, Implementation Services are also available and can be provided over the internet or in person. Please contact the Red Wing Software Sales department for a quote.

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.

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

Year-End Tax Forms

As the end of 2019 approaches, we would like to suggest the forms, perforated paper, and envelopes that you may need to purchase for processing W-2s, 1099s, and ACA forms (for CenterPoint Payroll only). Forms, perforated paper, and envelopes can be purchased from Computer Forms, Inc. at, by calling 800-458-0158, or by clicking the Order Checks and Forms icon on the Red Wing Software website. All 2019 forms are 25% off until December 31, 2019 (use promotion code RWCFITD when ordering).
From the Computer Forms, Inc. website, select Tax Forms, select the product you use, for example CenterPoint, Red Wing Payroll, or TurningPoint, and then select Order Laser W-2 Forms, Order Laser 1099 Forms, or Order ACA-1095 Forms (for CenterPoint only) to display the W-2, 1099 or ACA forms, perforated paper, and envelopes.
Note: The W-2 and 1099 forms (excluding the Federal Red Copy) 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.