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Released !!! 2018 US Quarter 4 and US / Canadian Year End Statutory Update Patches

Andrea Seale
SR. Principal Support Technical Analyst

[Contributing authors: EBS HCM North American Development Team]

Dear Oracle US and Canadian HRMS Customer,

The following US Quarter and US and Canadian Year End Statutory Update patches have been released!

- End of Year Phase 2 2018
- Year Begin 2019

 

* Notes:

  • The End of Year 2018 Phase 2 patch includes the End of Year 2018 Phase 1, US Q4 2018 as well as the Year Begin 2019 statutory updates.
  • Please also note that BOTH the End of Year 2018 Phase 2 patch and the Year Begin 2019 patch require the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv.
  • If installing the End of Year 2018 Phase 2 patch, it is NOT necessary to apply the Year Begin 2019 patch separately.
  • Reminder: The End of Year 2018 Phase 1 and Year Begin Statutory Updates for Oracle Mexico Payroll customers will be released separately. To find out more information about the Mexico Payroll Year End 2018 patching schedule, please consult My Oracle Support Document 975677.1
  • Please refer to the patch readme available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions.

US and Canada Year Begin 2019

Patch Numbers:

Year Begin 2019 for US and Canadian Payroll Customers:
12.1 - Patch 29049999:R12.PAY.B
12.2 - Patch 29049999:R12.PAY.C

Year Begin 2019 for Canadian HR Only Customers:
12.1 - Patch 29049998:R12.PER.B
12.2 - Patch 29049998:R12.PER.C

Readme:

US Highlights:
- 2019 IRS Standard Deduction Amounts
- 2019 Deferred Compensation Increases
- 2019 SUI/SDI/TDI/FLI rates and wage base updates
- 2019 State Minimum Wage Increases
- 2019 California Local Minimum Wage Increases
- Washington Family and Medical Leave Act Support "Phase 2"
- Updated State W-4 form links for 2019

Canada Highlights:
- New BC Employer Health Tax (EHT) effective January 1, 2019
- Newfoundland and Labrador HAPSET increase in exemption threshold effective January 1, 2019
- Ontario EHT increase in exemption threshold effective January 1, 2019
- 2019 Federal and Provincial Basic Amounts
- 2019 Statutory Holidays


US and Canada End of Year 2018 Phase 2

Patch Numbers:
12.1 - Patch 29050000:R12.PAY.B
12.2 - Patch 29050000:R12.PAY.C

Note: There is a new version of Quantum (4.2.8) included in the End of Year 2018 Phase 2 patch. This new version of Quantum was previously included in the End of Year 2018 Phase I patch. If you already upgraded to Quantum 4.2.8 as part of applying the End of Year 2018 Phase I patch, then you do not need to perform this step again.

US Highlights:
- Report Oregon Statewide Transit Tax in Box 14 on Employee W-2
- State W-2 (EFW2) Magnetic Media updates for Hawaii, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico
- PRSOFT W-2 Extract Updates
- 1099-R Magnetic Media updates for Federal (Combined Filer), Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia
- Ability for Payroll Professional to Search Online 1099-R
- CCA and RITA code updates
- CCA and RITA EFW2 updates
- Q4 SPWL updates for Georgia, Kentucky, and South Carolina
- Q4 2018 JIT Updates
 
Readme:

  • Document: 2484486.1 - Release 12.1 - US Payroll Readme for End of Year 2018 Phase 2, Q4 2018, and Year Begin 2019 Statutory Updates

  • Document: 2484475.1 - Release 12.2 - US Payroll Readme for End of Year 2018 Phase 2, Q4 2018, and Year Begin 2019 Statutory Updates

Complete details on US Year End vendors forms are available in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 389886.1.

Canada Highlights:
- 2018 PDF templates for T4, T4A, RL-1 and RL-2 slips
- T4A and RL-2 Magnetic Media updates
- Authorization numbers for 2018 RL-1 and RL-2 PDFs
- Certification numbers for 2018 RL-1 and RL-2 Electronic Interfaces
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Readme

  • Document: 2483479.1 - Release 12.1.x - 2018 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 2 and Year Begin 2019 Readme
  • Document: 2483501.1 - Release 12.2.x - 2018 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 2 and Year Begin 2019 Readme

Important Information for Year End 2018
* R12.1 HRMS RUP11 (Patch 27115060) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for R12.1 customers.
* R12.2 HRMS RUP12 (Patch 26787667) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for R12.2 customers.

Please reference this community post for further information.  If you encounter any issues or have any questions regarding these patches please ask your question in thePayroll-EBS (MOSC)community or log a My Oracle Support Service Request with Product Oracle HRMS (US) or Oracle HRMS (CA).


Be sure to visit  the Payroll-EBS (MOSC)   community to receive other important information regarding the Oracle EBS Payroll Products.

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