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Capital Summit

Payroll Insight from Washington Insiders

The APA will hold Capital Summit on March 12-13, 2018, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washinton, D.C. Experience the leading edge of payroll compliance as government insiders present the latest and still-developing payroll legislative and regulatory issues that impact payroll. Learn more.

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Save $100 on Congress

The APA's premier educational event will be held May 15-19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Register before the end of the year to save $100 on the regular price of admission. Enjoy unparalleled education and networking with your peers -- register now!

Global Payroll Management Forum

Innovate With Global Payroll

Held during the 2018 Congress at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the Global Payroll Management Forum provides progressive payroll education and enhanced networking opportunities for professionals in payroll, accounts payable, finance, HR, and benefits from all over the world. Learn more.

2018 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit

APA's 2018 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit

It's here! See all the exciting offerings APA has lined up for the year in the 2018 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit.

APA's In-House Education

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Let APA bring the payroll education that your team needs to your location. Choose a course, choose a site, and full-staff training is within your grasp. Learn more today.

Global Payroll Webinars on Demand

Global Payroll Webinars on Demand

Global Payroll Webinars On Demand provide the payroll, HR, and legal foundation necessary for multinational companies to transform their global payroll processes. Learn anytime on your schedule with these Webinars On Demand.


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Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)

Certified Payroll Professional

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Compliance TV - November


IRS Anticipates Late Release of 2018 Withholding Tables, Publications

On its December 7 industry payroll call, the IRS stated that several items, including the 2018 federal withholding tables, Form W-4, and Publications 15, 15-A, and 15-B, will be issued later than usual due to the potential enactment of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers should continue to use the 2017 information until the 2018 versions are issued.


Social Security Changes 2018 Wage Base to $128,400

On November 27, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,400, not $128,700 as it previously reported on October 13. This is still an increase of $1,200 from $127,200 in 2017. The lower amount is due to approximately 500,000 Forms W-2c (correcting 2016 Forms W-2) submitted to the SSA in late October by a payroll service provider.


IRS Announces 2018 COLAs for Transportation Fringes, FSA Deferrals, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, and More

The IRS has released certain inflation-adjusted amounts for 2018. The maximum excludable qualified transportation fringe increases to $260 per month, the maximum employee deferral to a health flexible spending arrangement increases to $2,650, and the maximum foreign earned income exclusion amount increases to $104,100.


California and Virgin Islands Face FUTA Credit Reduction for 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that California and the Virgin Islands will lose the full Federal Unemployment Tax Act credit for 2017 because they could not pay their federal loans by the November 10, 2017, deadline. Each will have a credit reduction of 2.1% for 2017.


New York Issues Proposed Regulations Revising Call-in Time Requirements

The New York State Department of Labor has issued proposed regulations revising call-in time requirements for certain industries. The revised regulations will include fair scheduling requirements. Comments are due by January 8.



It Pays to Know

In 1876, on the eve of the fateful battle of the Little Bighorn, the paymaster visited the 7th Cavalry and disbursed payments to General Custer's troops.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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