End of Support for Microsoft Windows XP

Security updates, patches, and support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 support ends April 8, 2014. That’s only a year away.

End of Windows XP support information and what you need to know can be found here. Learn more.

What does this mean for PBS users still running on Windows XP?

Passport cannot guarantee that future releases of PBS will continue to be compatible on the XP, and therefore we strongly recommend that you move to a new, supported system as soon as practical.   InfoServ currently recommends Windows 7 Professional.

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Electronics Recycling Event 2013

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Where to Mail Your Form 941

Form 941 are due this week. Here is a link to information about where to mail your Form 941: Click Here

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Preliminary Payroll Tax Tables Posted

We have finished posting the preliminary payroll tax tables for 2013.  These tables are subject to change and most likely will change.  Keep checking this web site for updated information over the next few weeks.

To review the 2013 payroll tax tables click this link.  You will need a client password to access the page.  If you need your client password contact our support department.

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RealWorld Classic User Upgrade Special Ending Soon

Customers still running RealWorld® Classic can upgrade to PBS or PBS SQL at 40% off the full retail price. Now is a excellent opportunity to move to Passport Business Solutions, enjoy some savings off the current pricing and enjoy many years worth of enhancements to the product.

Contact InfoServ today about upgrading.  This special ends December 28th, 2012.

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2012 Year-End Update Information

PBS Payroll Year-End Updates for V.12.02

PBS Payroll Year-End Updates for Version 12.02 will be available within a couple of weeks.  Installations will be scheduled after the software is released. These updates include the following year-end enhancements for Payroll:

W-2 Magnetic (electronic) Media Reporting for 2012

Changes have been made to comply with the new specifications for the RA, RW and RT records used for the W-2 magnetic media year end reporting.

The email address from the jurisdictions RA record is now a required field.

 

Medicare tax for 2013

PSI is implementing the Additional Medicare Tax which goes into effect January 1, 2013. The Additional Medicare Tax applies to individuals’ wages, other compensation, and self-employment income over certain thresholds; employers are responsible for withholding the tax on wages and other compensation in certain circumstances.

Payroll runs using this check date or beyond will be affected by the programming changes when the employee qualifies. There are no Payroll settings to change for calculating the Additional Medicare Tax.

PSI has added an option allowing employers to offer a Roth 401(k) plan. Most current 401K plans contain a Roth 401(k) option. This new option enables an employee to choose how they wish to allocate their retirement plan contributions between a regular 401(k), plan which is a before tax payroll deduction, and the Roth 401(k) plan option, which is an after tax deduction. The former defers income tax until retirement when withdrawals from the plan are subject to income tax, while the Roth plan withdrawals are not subject to income tax, including the capital gains portion.Important note: Changes related to Pennsylvania Act 32 and the New Jersey printing of three other state taxes are available for PBS Version 12.02 only, and are no longer supported on PBS 12.00/12.01.  PBS customers who have PA Act 32 installed or New Jersey other state tax must update to PBS v12.02 in order to apply the 2012 YE Update.

As a reminder, PSI will no longer provide Year-End Updates for PBS Version 11, so please move to PBS Version 12.02.

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Electronics Recycling Event 2012

For businesses and residents in western Kentucky and southwest Indiana  InfoServ, Inc.  is sponsoring an electronics recycling event in honor of Earth Day.  On Friday April 20, 2012 InfoServ will accept your old, worn out and outdated computers, monitors, point-of-sale devices, scanners,  printers, fax machines, telephone systems, copiers, game consoles, etc. for recycling. *

Technology, you can’t conduct business without it, but what do you do with all the old technology that you can’t use any longer?  Does your storage room look like a technology graveyard?  How much does it cost to store all of that old equipment?

To determine your storage costs, measure the square footage used to store the equipment, then divide that number by the square footage of your office or building space. Now, multiply that number by your monthly lease payment. That is what it costs you to store all of that stuff!

An example: two computers, three old style monitors, assorted printers and keyboards might take up 20 square feet. If your store or office is 2,000 square feet, 1% is used to store, well, junk. Assuming your monthly lease is $833.00 you are paying $8.33 to store, well, junk. That’s $1,000 over a 10 year period!! Your numbers might be quite a bit higher than this example.

Let’s clean out that graveyard and put that space to more productive use. But, what do you do with the old equipment? You can’t simply toss it in the dumpster because it contains potentially harmful substances. For example, an old style CRT contains approximately 8 pounds of lead. Many local and state governments ban this equipment from their landfills.

InfoServ, in conjunction with an EPA certified technology recycling center, can take your old equipment, destroy the data stored on the devices if desired, and properly recycle the equipment in an environmentally friendly method. All devices will be completely recycled in accordance to EPA rules and regulations. Almost every ounce will be reused in future new products!

On Friday April 20, 2012 only, we will accept these devices at no charge to you*.  The catch?  Well there is a catch; you have to get the devices to our offices at 3520 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42303.  Map

If you would like to have the hard drives and the data contained on those hard drives destroyed we have a fee of $5.00** per drive.  That’s a bargain to know the data will be kept out of the hands of criminals, thefts and thugs.  The hard drive will be run through a shredder–just like a giant paper shredder!  Only tiny little pieces will remain!

We all have a bunch of these old devices lying around taking up valuable space.  Let’s get the devices recycled and put that space to better use.

This is our second annual electronics recycling event.  Last year we recycled 3,000 pounds.  Our goal is 20,000 pounds during this one day event!

Questions? Send an email to Kevin@InfoServPOS.com or call (270) 926-2567 ext 3.

* NOTE: Televisions have no recycling value; however, we can also recycle these for a fee of $10 each.

** NOTE: Hard drives must be removed from the computer, external case or copier before you arrive at the electronics recycling event site.

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2012 Tax Tables for PBS Software Posted

The 2012 tax tables for Passport Business Solutions software have been posted to the client area of our web site, under support.  Please note, these tables are subject to, and probably will, change because Congress is still working out the details.

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Passport Software Announces Microsoft SQL version of PBS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2011

Passport Software, Inc., developer of Passport Business Solutions™ (PBS™), announces the release of PBS for Microsoft SQL Server® at their largest ever channel partner conference.

“This PBS SQL arrival is huge.This puts us back on the map”, said one attendee.

From another: “I look forward to bringing the newest Passport advances to our clients and to adding some new ones to the list!”

“With SQL, your data access is limited only by your imagination!” said Royce Cannon, Strategic Solutions Inc.

“Our gratitude goes out to our Passport Partners – they made this a really terrific meeting”, says John Miller, Passport’s president.

Since 1983, Passport Software, Inc. has provided superior accounting and business solutions that are reliable, easy to use, and offer great value. Windows, UNIX, and Linux versions are available for manufacturing, distribution, and retail environments. Passport has thousands of software installations and a North American and Caribbean network of partners who offer product installation, implementation, and support as well as a host of add-on solutions covering a variety of industries.

Contact:
Robin Forde
Marketing Services
Passport Software, Inc.
181 Waukegan Road, Ste 200
Northfield, IL 60093
1(800)969-7900 x129
rforde@pass-port.com
www.pass-port.com

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Kevin L. Bruner appointed to Passport Partner Advisory Board

Kevin L. Bruner

Kevin L. Bruner, President of InfoServ, Inc. has been selected to serve on the Passport Partner Advisory Board.

John Miller, President of Passport Business Solutions (link) said, “Kevin has consistently provided a very high quality of service and support to his clients for decades. I am very happy that he has accepted a position on the Passport Partner Advisory Board to help me to plan our future direction. Kevin provides great insight about the needs of entrepreneurs in building successful businesses and I know that will benefit Passport and, therefore, all our customers.”

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