We recently updated esiLaw 360 on March 16th to version 188.8.131.52 and have changed the design on how to display the taxable disbursements on the Disbursement tab and Transaction Listing Report. This has caused some confusion with our customers, so we wanted to take a moment and go over the changes.
Before this change, the GST and PST column on the Disbursement tab and transaction listing report was defined as shown in the example below.
The GST/HST in the Disbursement tab = GST on Purchase/GST input credit in the Transaction Listing Report
The PST in the Disbursement tab = PST on purchase in the Transaction Listing Report
Now in version 184.108.40.206, we have changed the definition of those two columns as shown in the below example:
The GST/HST in the Disbursement tab = GST on Billing in the Transaction Listing Report
The PST in the Disbursement tab = PST on Billing in the Transaction Listing Report
However, we have encountered an issue with the amount of disbursements and GST & PST displayed on the Disbursement tab and Transaction Listing Report.
We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it in future updates. We want to assure you that this cosmetic UI issue does not affect your Billing in esiLaw 360. But we understand this can be concerning, so we have developed the following examples for a better understanding.
1) I have five disbursement codes for five different combinations of GST and PST settings.
2) I post five disbursement entries with the above five disbursement codes by using the Enter Disbursements button. All five disbursements are $100.00 before GST and PST.
Now, due to the UI Issue, the disbursement amount for disbursement code #5 displays incorrectly; it should be $100.00, but it displays as $93.00. But the issue only affects this display on the client’s Disbursement tab and Transaction Listing Report.
3) If I create a bill for these five disbursements, the amount is correct upon Billing.
We hope this gives you a better understanding of the display issue.
We will fix this issue in the next update.
If you have any additional questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact esiLaw support.