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NPW Money Matters Webinar

Money Matters Webinar

Learn the best way to teach teens about their paychecks and payroll withholding during National Payroll Week. On August 26, attend the free webinar Become an Effective Educator for Money Matters National Education Day. Register now.

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Filing Process Webinar

On August 28, the APA and Empower Software Solutions present the free webinar, Applying Project Management Techniques to the Quarter/Year-End Filing Process. Register now.

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Career Skills Webinar

On September 10, the APA and Global Cash Card present the free webinar, Five Skill Sets That Transition Your Job Into a Career. Register now.

Local Tax Training

Local Tax Training

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.

Fall Forum

Time Tracking Webinar

On September 18, the APA and Workday present the free webinar, Payroll and Time Tracking in the Cloud. Register now.

Fall Forum

Fall Forum

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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Explore APA's full menu of educational resources -- from texts, printed and electronic, to training, in-person and online. Click on your picks in the Education and Publications Toolkit to build a professional development plan perfect for you and your team.

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Members of the American Payroll Association are invited to become leaders in their professional community by volunteering to participate in APA committees, boards, task forces, and advisory groups. Make a difference: fill out and submit the APA Volunteer Form.


APA sets the standards for payroll excellence through certification programs at two levels. Explore the benefits of certification for you and your staff.

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

Certified Payroll Professional

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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.


New Illinois Paycard Requirements Coming in 2015

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation establishing conditions for paycard use in Illinois, effective January 1, 2015. Currently, paycard use is permitted pursuant to guidance issued by the Illinois Department of Labor.


New York City Paid Sick Leave Rules Finalized

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has adopted final rules to clarify provisions in the NYC paid sick leave law and provide guidance to employers. Employers with five or more employees are required to provide one hour of PSL for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours in a calendar year.

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