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WRS Reporting Changes

The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is changing its reporting requirements from annual to every pay period starting January 1, 2018.  With that, there are many changes in the information and the format of the reporting.  As a result, all Wisconsin municipalities that participate in WRS are required to submit test files for approval prior to […]

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Illinois Tax Rate Changes

The State of Illinois recently approved increasing the individual income tax rate to 4.95% from 3.75%.  This change is effective July 1, 2017.  As a result, the tax rates in your municipality’s payroll module will need to be updated. To change the tax rates for single and married individuals, click on the appropriate link below […]

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Year-End Procedures – 2016

Year-End Procedures – 2016 It is that time of the year again to perform our year-end procedures.  Year-end documentation such as procedure guides, tax rate changes, and videos are now available.  Please utilize these resources to help step you through the procedures needed to close out year-end in Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and Payroll. To […]

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FAQ’s regarding Customer Privacy Act 25 and 47

Wisconsin’s New Municipal Utility Customer Privacy Law: Frequently Asked Questions- http://www.meuw.org/10.31.13%20MEUW%20-%20Revised%20Customer%20Privacy%20FAQs.pdf

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Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance approves Open Book participation

Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance approved a state budget amendment on a 15-1 vote requiring counties, cities, villages, and towns over 5,000 in population to participate in the state’s “OpenBook” Internet-based expenditure reporting system by July 1, 2015. The motion also states that local governments with existing Web based expenditure reporting systems must coordinate their […]

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Civic Systems integrates AMI – Smart Meter Technology

Civic Systems has integrated with several Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) systems over the last few years including Elster, Itron, Neptune and Sensus enabling two-way communication between the meter and the billing system. Along with getting meter reads on specific variables the new technology allows customer to accomplish time of day billing for electric meters along […]

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