Payroll Tax Payments

Problem

There is a posting problem for payroll tax payments that occurs in Goldenseal payroll software versions 4.32 and earlier. If payroll taxes are paid to a tax agency, and then the Payroll Record is changed after the payment, the taxes will post again, and show up in Pay Bills.

This is a rather nasty bug that may lead to incorrect overpayment of taxes. Fortunately, it requires a sequence of actions that doesn't happen very often.

Caught By

User bug report.

Workaround

Follow the link for instructions on how to clear the incorrect tax payments.

Solution

This posting problem is fixed in Goldenseal payroll software version 4.4. We also fixed a similar problem in the posting for sales tax payments.

Technical Details

Programmer note-- code changed in CPayrollBreakdownEntry::PostTaxesDue and CBenefitBreakdownEntry::PostTaxesDue