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					                       10559 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895
                       (800) 933-3501 * Fax (301) 933-3502
                          www.gmsactg.com * service4gms@gmsactg.com

       Linda Berseth
       President/CEO


December 29, 2006

MEMORANDUM

To:            GMS Clients
From:          GMS Service Staff
Subject:       2007 Tax Revisions and 2006 W2 revisions for GMS DOS Accounting Clients

THIS REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION!
Again this year, we are posting the W2, 1099, FICA, federal, advanced EIC, and state tax
revisions on our website at www.gmsactg.com rather than sending diskettes. Later in this
memo will be step-by-step instructions on how to download the revisions to a diskette.
PLEASE NOTE:              ALL W2 AND 1099 INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR
                          ELECTRONIC USER MANUAL. THERE IS NOT A HARD COPY
                          OF THE W2 AND 1099 INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED.
                          INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PRINT THE APPROPRIATE W2
                          AND 1099 SECTIONS OF THE ELECTRONIC USER MANUAL
                          ARE INCLUDED LATER IN THIS MEMO.

The revised 2007 FICA maximum, federal tax, advanced EIC and state tax changes are included
with these revisions. YOU SHOULD NOT INSTALL THE 2007 FICA MAXIMUM AND
TAX REVISIONS UNTIL AFTER YOUR LAST PAYCHECKS IN DECEMBER HAVE
BEEN ISSUED. We are including the loading instructions for the 2007 FICA maximum and all
tax revisions with this memo.

2007 Tax Revisions
1.     The 2007 federal tax and advanced EIC changes are included with this revision.

2.     2007 state tax changes have been made for the following states: Alabama, Maine, Michigan,
       Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon,
       Utah and Vermont.

Attention Maryland clients :            If you have employees who live in Prince George’s county,
       you need to go to #1 Master file maintenance, #1 Employee files, S for Setups, Local taxes and
       set up a new code 8 if you don’t already have code 8 set up. Code 8 will now be used for
       Prince George’s county with a rate of .0785%. If you already have code 8 set up, edit the
       Local tax setup and change code 8’s description to include Prince George and remove Prince
       George from the description of the code it was previously assigned to.

       After your last payroll is run in 2006 and you’ve Saved/Prepared W2s for the new year and
       before your first payroll is run in 2007, you need to edit each employee’s file who lives in
       Prince George county and change their local tax code to 8.

   3. FICA and Medicare rates continue to be unchanged at 6.2% and 1.45%, respectively. There
      continues to be no limit on wages subject to the Medicare tax while the FICA limit has been
      increased from $94,200 to $97,500.

Because of the timing issues involved in these activities, it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the
instructions for loading the diskette and print out the W2 and 1099 instructions from the electronic
user manual as soon as possible. Please read through the W2 and 1099 instructions as soon as
possible in case there are items or special issues that will require you to do research or check with
your auditor.

Overview of Software Revisions/ Upgrades
       A couple of software updates for W2's are included in these revisions and every effort has
       been made to guard against disrupting any special modifications that have been made to
       your accounting software. As an extra precaution, these instructions will ask that you make
       a program backup before installing software updates. This will enable our Service Staff to
       quickly resolve any issue that might occur and without disruption to you.

       If you are networked, there should not be any other work stations in the GMS Accounting
       system at the time you install the revisions.
       W2 Programs

                      FICA maximum and minor revisions have been made for the 2006 W2's.
                       Please be sure to review your W2 matrix carefully to make sure the correct
                       answers are given for the correct W2 boxes.
 Instructions for Downloading the GMS Accounting Software
 Revisions/Upgrades
              Connect to the Internet.

              In the address field, type www.gmsactg.com/downloads.php. You will then come to
               the GMS Web site.
              You are now in the Download section of the website.

              From the Revisions form, click on AccountingDOSDecember06.zip

              You will be asked “Do you want to open or save this file?” Click on Save.
              Insert a diskette into the A drive. In the “Save In” field, select the A drive from the
               combo box. The file name will automatically be displayed in the “file name” field.

              Click on the Save button.
Before you copy the diskette onto your hard drive, you need to verify that the W-2 software
presently in your current year directory is last year's version. To verify this, please do the
following:

[ ] (1)        From the Main menu, select #7, Payroll Procedures. Select #7, Process Year End
               W2s. You should now be at the GMS Payroll End of Year Processing menu. The
               screen should say 2005 Version. If your screen shows something other than this,
               please contact the Maryland office for assistance BEFORE PROCEEDING.
[ ] (2)        If your GMS Payroll End of Year Processing menu shows the 2005 version, you
               should proceed to make a program backup and copy the entire contents of the
               diskette that contains the AccountingDOSDecember06.zip onto your hard drive.
               Follow the instructions to MAKE A PROGRAM BACKUP.


MAKE A PROGRAM BACKUP
Normally, the program backup will require 3-4 blank formatted diskettes.
[ ] (1)        From the Main menu, select (8) Backup Procedures

[ ] (2)        Select (4) Program Backup
[ ] (3)        Place a blank diskette in the drive

[ ] (4)        The number of diskettes required will be determined and you will be asked to
               START or (Q)uit the backup. Be sure to enter START.

[ ] (5)        The backup is complete when you return to the GMS File Backup Selections
               menu.
[ ] (6)        Label the diskettes, GMS Program Backup, Disk             of      and
               today's date and store them in a safe place.
LOADING THE ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE REVISIONS / UPGRADES
[ ] (1) Place the diskette that you downloaded the AccountingDOSDecember06.zip to in the
        floppy drive.
[ ] (2) If you have some type of a windows zip program, right click on the Start button on your
        tool bar and click on Explore. On the left side of screen double click on the A drive. On
        the right side of the screen, the file AccountingDOSDecember06.zip should appear. If
        you use WinZip or some other type of windows zip program, unzip the file and go to step
If you do not have a windows zip program, go to step 3.

[ ] (3) Go into your current fiscal year accounting directory. From the main menu, select S for

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       the Supplement Menu. Hit the F2 key to clear your screen.

       (type) Shell “Copy A:*.* (tap enter) (It should say 1 file copied)

       (type) Shell “PKUNZIP Accoun~1.ZIP (tap enter)
       Go to Step 8.

[ ] (4) Go to the Main menu in your current GMS accounting directory.

[ ] (5) Select S for the Supplement menu.
[ ] (6) Hit the F2 key. This should clear your screen

[ ] (7) If your diskette drive is the A drive (type) SHELL “COPY A:*.* (tap enter)
        In either case, it should say 5 files copied.

 Note: Some agencies have versions of DOS that will alert them when they are copying a file
from a diskette that presently exists on their hard drive. The message File Already Exists, Do
You Wish to Overwrite? (Y)es (N)o (A)ll will appear. You should answer A.

[ ] (8) If you wish to clear your screen at any point while merging files, tap the ESC key
        and (type) CLS .
[ ] (9) (type) LOAD “GMSW204                    (-it should say OK-if not, retype)
        (type) MERGE “GMSW204.D06              (-it should say OK-if not, retype)
        (type) SAVE “GMSW204                   (-it should say OK-if not, retype)
[ ] (10) (type) LOAD “GMSPRUP2                  -it should say OK-if not, retype)
        (type) MERGE “GMSPRUP2.D06             (-it should say OK-if not, retype)
        (type) SAVE “GMSPRUP2                  (-it should say OK-if not, retype)


[ ](11) Hit the F2 key, you will be back at the Supplement menu.

[ ](12) If your fiscal year ends December 31 and you have already set up your New Year
        directory for your new fiscal year that begins January 1, repeat the above instructions in
        the new (2007) directory. Also, if you have other directories (other organizations using
        GMS software), please repeat these instructions in those directories.
[ ](13) Remove the diskette from the drive and store in a safe place.

 The instructions above will copy all files into your present accounting directory even if you do
not use some of the programs. This WILL NOT cause any problems in processing the
programs you do operate.

Instructions for Printing the W2 Instructions
[]     From the Main menu, select U=User manual.

[]     Select (F)ind.

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[]     From the Table of Contents, select (C)apture print.
[]     Select (R)egular manual.

[]     Print from line 19800 (tap enter) to line 21250 (tap enter).
[]     You will return to the Table of Contents.

If you use Supplement #330 Complete 1099s, do the following to print the 1099 Instructions:
[]     From the User Manual's Table of Contents, select Supplements and Enhancements.

[]     PgDn to the Section titled Accounts Payable/Vendor Payments.
[]     Use your arrow keys to move the cursor to #330 Complete 1099's and tap enter.

[]     Select (P)rint.
[]     Select (F)ind to return to the Table of Contents.

Should you need further assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our
Service Staff stands ready to assist you with these activities if you have questions or encounter any
problems. Please note that all GMS Offices will be closed on January 1st and 15th.
               Email                                   service4gms@gmsactg.com
               Toll Free Service Line                  (800)933-3501
               Service Chat Room                       www.gmsactg.com

From our staff to yours, our very best wishes for a great holiday season and a very special
2007. We enjoy working with you and look forward to working together in the year ahead.




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