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Garnishments Forum

Garnishments Forum

Learn the latest on state and federal garnishment laws and procedures at APA's Garnishments Forum. One-day seminars are offered nationwide during August or choose the four-part webinar series, live or on-demand. Program sponsor is ADP Smart Compliance.

Empower Free Webinar

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.

Fall Forum

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.

Virtual Congress and Expo

Virtual Congress

Attend the Virtual Congress and Expo, available on demand until August 22, and earn up to 8 RCHs. Take part in five new workshops, a general session, a game center, exclusive exhibitor booths, and many opportunities to interact with fellow attendees. Register now! Event sponsor: Global Cash Card.

Education and Publications Toolkit

APA Catalog

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.

APA Volunteers Lead the Way

Get Involved

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

Fundamental Payroll Certification



Tax Year 2014 W-2 and W-2c Electronic Filing Specs Released by SSA

The Social Security Administration's 2014 EFW2 and EFW2C booklets, which contain specifications for the electronic filing of Form W-2, Copy A, and Form W-2c, Copy A, respectively, are available for downloading.


New EFTPS 'Inquiry PIN' Allows Employers to Ensure FTDs Are Correct

Beginning this year, clients of payroll service providers are receiving "Inquiry PINs" to monitor the EFTPS transactions made by third-party providers on their behalf. Read an article on Inquiry PINs.


IRS Issues Form 941-X for 2014

On April 16, the IRS released revised versions of Form 941-X, Adjusted Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund, and the Instructions for Form 941-X. Download the revised form and instructions. Read an article on the updated form.


State and Local Minimum Wage Updates

Two states - Massachusetts and Rhode Island - have passed laws raising the minimum wage. In Illinois, voters will decide whether to increase the state minimum wage this November. Watch the Pay News Now video for even more information!


Multistate Employer New Hire Reporting Form and Instructions Updated

The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has released an updated Multistate Employer Notification Form for New Hire (W4) Reporting form, which is available on its website.

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