Changes have been made to the Severance application as follows:
1. Data is now validated against data from the DNR database. The DNR data is extracted from the DNR database and copied to a local database. A DNR validation error doesn’t mean there is an error. A DNR Validation error means there may be an error. Usually, the errors are due to:
a. A different
organization id in the DNR database than the producer code that was reported.
b. A gas well producing casing head gas or an oil well producing condensate.
DNR validation errors can be checked by either running a query against our local database using the query tool provided, or by quering the DNR Sonris database. A link is provided on the DNR validation page that will go right to it.
To continue the submission, click "Continue Submission."
2. Another report is the "Calculated Errors" report. This shows discrepencies between the amount calculated by the application and the amount calculated in the uploaded file. To proceed, click the "I Agree" radio button, then click "Continue Submission." By doing it this way, it isn't necessary to manually enter each calculated amount that shows a variance.
3. Reports. Reports can now be saved to PDF or excel spreadsheet. In order to print report, save as PDF and then print.
4. File upload errors. Severance will now upload files that have errors. The errors are displayed in a report so that they can be fixed. A file upload report can be displayed in a popup window, or as a page. To view in a popup window, the popup blocker must be turned off. File upload errors fall into two categories, critical and critical calculation errors. Critical calculation errors are automatically fixed by the application. Critical errors must be fixed by the tax payer before the data can be submitted. Critical calculation errors must be agreed to as one final step before the tax return can be submitted.
5. There are now two editor views: the original editor that was included with the initial release, and a line item editor that allows edits to be made on the line item editor. From within the line item editor, it will be possible to change all tax periods simultaneously.
6. Dataset manager. There is now a dataset manager that will allow multiple named datasets to be saved and loaded. Datasets named "default" will be loaded automatically.
7. Notes/User defined
data. Saved line items can be tagged with notes or user-defined data.
This has no affect on data that is submitted. Notes or user-defined data
8. New Batch. The “New Batch” function will now remove all line items from the grid. This will be a “Batch number not assigned.”
File Upload Report: Critical errors must be fixed by the
taxpayer. Calculation errors are fixed automatically.
The line editor allows editing by line item. There are two editors, the original standard editor, and the line editor. Both do the same thing, but function a little differently. The original standard editor only displays rate codes that a valid for the selected periods. The line editor displays all rate codes and will generate an alert upon submission for an invalid rate code.