In a recent article, I described an error in QuickBooks FUTA calculations. Intuit is pushing out a patch for QuickBooks 2014, but they’re using an alternate update method to what they normally use.
I’ve discussed the ULIP patch method before – it’s a way for Intuit to push out urgent, critical fixes quickly, without having to wait for an “R-level” major patch. This is a good news/bad news issue as far as I’m concerned. The good news is that critical fixes can be distributed to users much more quickly than usual. The bad news is that it’s VERY hard to tell if you actually HAVE this patch applied to your installation. I wish Intuit could come up with some way so we could tell if these patches are installed! See Intuit support article INF23122 for details on ULIP/critical fixes and how to ensure they’re installed.
This critical fix addresses several important issues in QuickBooks 2014:
- The QuickBooks 2014 FUTA/940 calculation issue, also described in Intuit support article 1003125.
- A problem with Enhanced Payroll for Accountants that prevented accountants from viewing federal and state tax forms in some situations, as described in Intuit support article SLN77681.
- A problem with Bank Feeds in QuickBooks 2014 R4 where the transaction and download buttons were missing, as described in Intuit support article SLN77612.
- A “master key” encryption error in the QBWIN.log file, as described in Intuit support article SLN42213.
These are all important fixes. I recommend you try to get this update installed if you’ve run into any of these issues. Again, look at article INF23122.