How to Manage the 4 New CRA Payroll Codes in Dynamics GP

For the 2020 tax reporting year, CRA has introduced 4 new codes to the Other Information section of the T4 slip to accommodate the Canada Wage Subsidy (CEWS) , the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). In addition to reporting employment income in T4 box 14, all employers that paid income to an employee on a pay date that fell between March 15 and September 26 are required to complete this new reporting.


Are you following provincial rules for paying your employees?

Did you know that Alberta, British Columbia
and Ontario have regulations on the information that must be included on an
employee’s statement of earnings? 

Do the statements of earnings you provide
to your salaried and hourly employees include:

  • The employee’s wage rate and
    overtime rate?
  • Earnings paid for wages,
    overtime, general holiday pay and vacation pay – with each of these items listed
  • Hours taken off in lieu of

If not, your organization needs the Payroll
Power Pack to help you more efficiently and easily meet these regulatory


Penny 5.0 is Now Available

Joesoftware is celebrating over a decade of advancing our Penny self-service software by announcing the new release of Penny 5.0. Penny has evolved significantly over this time and we are thrilled to offer Penny 5.0 with some of our most sought after user, management and administrator improvements.

Continuous improvement is an important penny-5-0-blog-cover-wframe
mantra for Joesoftware, and this is nowhere more evident than seen through the evolution of Penny. Customer feedback is at the core of our improvements, with Penny 5.0 being a milestone version that addresses some of the most sought after developments in core areas of timesheets, leave requests, reporting, manager capabilities and enhanced administration. A complete list of the Penny 5.0 enhancements can be found in “What’s New in Penny 5.0”.

Some customers have already completed their upgrade to Penny 5.0 and many others are currently engaged in the process. If your company is ready to do more with your Penny solution, we’re ready to help you get it done!

To book your upgrade, please contact

Mid-Year Tax Update

Dynamics GP mid-year tax update for Canadian Payroll is now available for versions 2013 and higher. The tax tables have updates for British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.  If you have any employees paid through Dynamics GP payroll and reside in one of these provinces, you should be installing the update as soon as possible. For more information, download the full 2016 Tax Update document.

If you are a Penny user, this Dynamics GP update does not have any affect to your Penny system. Contact us if you are in need of implementing your mid-year tax update, and we will schedule it immediately.

Mid-Year Tax Update Canadian Payroll for Dynamics GP

Mid-Year Tax Update for Canadian Payroll Document by Dynamics GP

AD Manager Upgrade

Joesoftware announces a significant improvement to Active Directory Manager Windows Authentication.  The new version of AD Manager eliminates the ActiveX technology, which relied on Windows operating systems and limited the use of the solution.  Just like Penny, the new AD Manager is compatible with all major browsers including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

The greatest benefit is that the new AD Manager can be used for both intranet and the internet, without any customizations or IIS setting changes.  This means that intranet users will be automatically signed in, while internet (or intranet on a different domain) users will be prompted to enter Windows credentials.

If your company is currently an AD Manager user with current annual enhancement, you are eligible to receive the new software as part of your annual enhancement plan.  And if you don’t have AD Manager and would like to benefit from the improved password efficiency it offers, there has never been a better time to consider it.  Either way, contact us and we will arrange your upgrade or answer your questions on adding AD Manager with your Penny or Spencer solution.