The 2021 - U.S. Year-End update has released for Microsoft Dynamics GP!! (Earlier than ever)

As a reminder, these updates are ALL inclusive of prior patches.  This is especially important for GP as it will include the October 2021 release (18.4) so make sure you test your upgrade, customizations, 3rd party/ISV solutions and business process to verify everything is working as it should.

You can install this update at any time (yes even NOW) when you are ready, this is why we release early to give you ample time to install and test the update with your environment.

We are now on Microsoft Docs, very exciting!!  Review U.S. Payroll specific documentation and install steps.

All you want to know about year-end changes by module, check out the Year-End Blog Series

Below is a list of changes in this update.  We do recommend customers to install this update based on the required year end changes and quality report fixes below.

Direct Link to Download:


Microsoft Dynamics GP (version18.4.1384) (Includes October release 18.4.1361) 

The below items have been changed in this update:

You may notice the Price List in the Go To button drop down from the Item Inquiry window opens Edit Maintenance window and should not.
You may receive an error when you upgrade that PRODID 4522 does not support upgrading from 18.3.33
Workflow Approved Purchase Orders are adding extra ENC10111 encumbrance status of 2 (Pre-Encumbered) when you are over budget
You may receive an Addin error launching GP with BAS on 18.4 October 2021 Release.
When Manufacturing is in the dynamics.set file you aren't able to delete a line/row using the Action Pane
After apply 2021 mid-year update a user may get a ‘Final Approval’ email for every step that was automatically approved (No approval Required)
Payroll 1099-R Creates the year end wage file with Taxable Amount Not Determined Marked and it should be unmarked
The 18.4 Payroll copy and paste feature may hang with larger imports.
1095-C ACA Page 2 Instructions are blurry and you cannot read them.
1095-C ACA form does not sort/page break correctly when you change the Order in Print window.
1095-C ACA form Age calculates incorrect
1095-C ACA form Plan Start Month field not updating corrected – Added a new field to print plan start month.
1095-C ACA form should not print page 3 and 4 for dependents if Employer provided self-insured coverage is NOT marked.

Regulatory / Year-End specific changes:

Fixed Asset Luxury Auto Depreciation changes.
Payroll 1099-R
Payables 1099-NEC - 3-part form
Payables 1099-MISC
Payables 1099-DIV


Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource and Payroll Suite Announcement
This update is all inclusive of prior updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This means it will include 18.2, 18.3, and yep you guessed it, 18.4.
There is no 2021 year-end update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016.
Once you install this update, you may notice the Payroll 'In Addition to Salary' checkbox is missing.  Download & set security to this improved window as a workaround.
Once you install this update, if you use the Purchase Order Entry window for Project, it may look "mixed-up" in the header section.  Download & set security to this improved window as a workaround

Download links:
Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Packs

Terry Heley

Year-end Enthusiast