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2021.1.5 Release Notes

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Installing this release

The 2021.1.500 release is automatically deployed to all production accounts.

New features

Velixo Reporting integration

Velixo Reporting has been fully integrated with MYOB Advanced. This means that you no longer need a customisation to use Velixo Reporting with MYOB Advanced.

Before upgrading, you must unpublish the customisation. If you don't, Velixo Reporting won't work in MYOB Advanced.

Velixo Reporting generic inquiries are still added through the Microsoft Excel add-on, and aren't included as part of this release.

For Velixo Reporting to work with Microsoft Excel, you still require a Velixo licence that is paid for separately from MYOB Advanced.

NZ only – Tax updates for the 2022–2023 financial year

The new tax rates for the 2022–2023 are now available in MYOB Advanced Payroll. More details will be available soon.

New compliance reports

Two new compliance reports for superannuation are now available in MYOB Advanced Payroll:

  • Superannuation Report (NZ & AU) – This report is useful for record keeping and auditing. It lists all the superannuation and Kiwisaver amounts per fund for an employee, including contributions from both employee and employer in a completed pay run. If required, you can submit this report to Super Annuation Account.
  • ESCT Report (NZ only) – This report helps you to assess the ESCT rate for an employee for the next financial year. It contains the superannuation and Kiwisaver details per fund for an employee, including contributions from both employee and employer from all completed pay runs in the selected date range.

    It's a good idea to run this report at the end of every financial year.

Default setting for deduction pay items update

In MYOB Advanced Payroll Payroll, when you create a new deduction pay item with the Deduction Category set to Attachment Order, the Reducing Balance Calculation checkbox is now automatically selected and can't be deselected.

Resolved issues

List of resolved issues
RegionIssue IDDescription
NZ-On the Pay Distribution tab of the Pay Details screen, changing the order of lines caused the lines to be duplicated. This has been resolved.
NZCE00022606 CE00022512When all leave was imported through employee self-service, accessing the Leave Summary screen from the Pay Run Details screen and overriding the annual leave rates could cause an error: "Value cannot be null. Parameter Name: Key". This has been resolved.
NZ-When importing entitlement adjustment on the Import by Scenario screen, mistyping information (for example, values in the Balance type column) caused the relevant field to be empty in the imported batch. This has been resolved.
NZ-PAYE calculations for extra pays were incorrect in MYOB Advanced Payroll. This has been resolved.
AU & NZCE00022968 CE00022924

When releasing entitlements adjustments batches, an error could occur: "Inserting 'GL Batch' record raised at least one error. Please review the errors. Batch is out of balance, please review". This was caused by selecting the Validate Batch Control Totals on Entry checkbox.

This has been resolved. Now, the Control Total in Journal Transactions are automatically entered for all entitlement adjustments batches. This means you no longer need to deselect the Validate Batch Control Totals on Entry checkbox when releasing entitlement adjustments batches.

AU & NZCE00011400 CE00010831The Entitlement Movements report has been replaced with a new version, which now shows the correct Opening Balance, even when it contains a negative value.

CE00020531 CE00019924

CE00024427 CE00024910

CE00025141 CE00025120

CE00022507 CE00021942

The following issues with Payroll Expense Allocation have been fixed:

  • Processing expense allocation batches with the Allocation Method set to Fixed and the Allocation Type set to Leave could cause an error: “Missing or invalid Project Posting Option in Payroll Preferences“ while processing the Payroll expense allocation batches. This has been resolved
  • On the Payroll Preferences screen, an issue related to invalid or missing project posting options has been resolved.
  • Running a payroll expense allocation batch with the Allocation Method set to Fixed, an error could occur: “Object Reference not set to an instance of an object”. This has been resolved.
  • When allocating work cover expenses in an allocation batch with the Expense Account Source set to Default Expense Account, then the From Account and To Account were incorrect. This has been resolved.

CE00023116 CE00023092 CE00024152

CE00023115 CE00023089

CE00019389 CE00019288

The following fixes are for issues where values were incorrectly rounded:

  • Amounts and units on a payslip now exactly match the calculated values and quantity displayed on an Employee's Current Pay screen for leave taken pay items.
  • On the Employee's Current Pay screen, Quantity * rate now match exactly with the calculated value.
  • The Sum of Leave quantity on the Days Taken window now match the Quantity for leave taken pay item on the Employee's Current Pay screen.
  • Sum of the Payment amount on the Employee Leave Summary screen now matches the Calculated Value on the Employee's Current Pay screen.
  • When a leave taken pay item is added to the Employee's Current Pay screen, the rounding is correct.
AU & NZ-Selecting the Import Timesheet action on the Pay Run Details screen could cause an error: "Updating 'Pay Item' record raised at least one error. Please review the errors." This has been resolved.
AU & NZ-Deleting a pay group from the Employee Pay Details screen could cause an error: "An unhandled exception has occurred in the function 'MoveNext'. Please see the trace log for more details." This has been resolved.
NZCE00022006 CE00021638If a pay item used a custom rate and had the Show Calculated Dollar Value option selected, these settings were ignored on an employee's payslip, which would show their ordinary rate instead of the custom rate. This issue was resolved in MYOB Advanced Payroll version 2021.1.400.
NZCE00019965 CE00019964 CE00021753 CE00022133 CE00023250 CE00023601On the Employee's Current Pay and Employee's Standard Pay screens for an open pay, the Calculated Value for Kiwisaver could incorrectly calculate at the standard 3% rate, instead of at a rate set by the user. This occurred if a user edited the definition of an entitlement which had a related pay item in a standard pay. This issue was resolved in MYOB Advanced Payroll version 2021.1.402. Kiwisaver now calculates at the rate set by the user.

Known issues

The following known issues have been identified in this release and will be resolved in a future release.

List of known issues
RegionIssue IDDescription
AU & NZCE00022166 CE00022077Opening a new pay run uses the old rate in the current pay, rather than the rate in the employee's standard pay.
NZCE00024996 CE00024738If a pay run is created after changes have been made to a pay group, the changes don't appear in the current pay.
NZCE00019973 CE00019628Values for salary pay items are rounding differently on the Employee Pay Groups and Employee's Current Pay screens.
NZCE00021771 CE00021747The ADP value is not rounding to a whole number, resulting in an incorrect FBAPS leave value.
AU & NZCE00018929 CE00018891 CE00020705Cent values for employee pay rates for different pay items are different on the employee's payslip compared to the Employee's Current Pay screen.
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