Here are some new and recent events from FIREHOUSE Software.
FH Compatibility with SQL Server 2012Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Recent testing of FH Enterprise and FH Web with SQL Server 2012 has discovered compatibility problems. Our development team is working to address these issues and anticipates an upgrade release in the next 3-6 months. We recommend delaying any SQL Server upgrades to the new 2012 version until until this update is available. Thank you for your cooperation.
Xerox Business Name ChangeMonday, July 1, 2013
The legal business entity name for FIREHOUSE Software has changed. Two things happened to the entity Xerox Government Systems, LLC in 2013.
- It had a name change to incorporate the Xerox name and drop the ACS designation.
- This company converted from a C Corporation (will use Inc. or Corporation in their name) to LLC status (limited liability company). Their conversion did not result in any legal ownership change. It generally just changes federal and state income tax status.
Neither of these changes resulted in the entity losing its old Federal TIN. We will still use the old Federal TIN for payroll tax, sales and use tax, unemployment tax, information reporting, and for general identification purposes.
The changes above do not change the entity with which the client has contracted.
However the change that occurred in part 2 above, and the elections the company made, did change the way the IRS will want us to complete a Form W-9. This entity is now a Disregarded Entity for federal income tax purposes. The W-9 has Xerox Corporation on the first line, and Xerox Government Systems, LLC on the second line. It also uses the Xerox Corporation TIN number.
This change should be reflected with our updated IRS W-9 form you can download for your documentation purposes. Please make sure this change it provided to your department's treasurer or municipality's accounts payable team.