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Maintain payroll tax compliance in every locale where you pay employees by attending APA's Local Income Tax Compliance program. One-day seminars are held in multiple cities in September or choose the 4-part webinar series, live or on-demand.

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Enhance your leadership skills and improve your payroll performance at APA's Fall Forum, September 24-26 in Las Vegas. Participate in the Global Payroll Management Certificate Program or the Leadership Certificate Program. Register now.

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Social Security Trustees Project $2,100 Wage Base Increase for 2015

On July 28, the Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund issued its annual report. The report estimates that the social security wage base will be $119,100 in 2015, and that trust fund assets will become exhausted in 2033. Read an article with further details about the report's short- and long-term projections.


IRS Releases Draft of New Third-Party Sick Pay Recap Form

The IRS has released a draft version of the 2014 Form 8922, Third-Party Sick Pay Recap. The draft form, dated July 18, 2014, is available for review on the APA website.


IRS Releases Drafts of ACA Reporting Forms for Tax Year 2015

The IRS has released drafts of the suite of forms to be used for information reporting for tax year 2015 under the Affordable Care Act. Draft forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C, all dated July 24, 2014, are available for review on the APA website.


OCSE Issues Guidance on e-IWOs and Electronic Payments for Employers

The Office of Child Support Enforcement has issued answers to nine frequently asked questions on electronic income withholding orders (e-IWOs). It has also provided instructions on how to convert from paper checks to electronic payments.


Tax Amnesty in Louisiana and Massachusetts

The 2014 Louisiana tax amnesty program will be held from October 15 through November 11. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has issued additional guidance regarding the tax amnesty program that runs from September 1 through October 31.

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