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Open the Lines of Communication

Learn to effectively convey payroll changes and important information to employees with the What You Wish Your Employees Knew About Payroll webinar on September 15. Register. Sponsored by Kronos.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn:
NEW Training Customized
to Your Time Zone!

APA's new virtual education program, the Lunch and Learn series starts the week of September 12. The new series will feature five 60-minute workshops delivered live across the country at 12 Noon in your local time zone. Register.

Local Income Tax Compliance

Think Like a Local

APA's Local Income Tax Compliance course provides the skills and information to keep your payroll operations running smoothly in every locality. Choose from six one-day classes offered nationwide in September, or opt for the four-part webinar series.

Fall Forum

Fall Forum
Tap Into Your Inner Leader

Behind every successful leader is an educated strategy. Chart your course for leadership when you attend the 2016 Fall Forum, September 21-23, in Las Vegas and learn the skills you need today to become the leader you're meant to be tomorrow. Register today!


Start Prepping for NPW

National Payroll Week is coming up fast! Make plans now to celebrate September 5-9 by volunteering for Money Matters National Education Day, or indulge in some great new NPW merchandise. Kick things off early by taking the "Getting Paid in America" survey today - you could win big!

Payroll Administration in the United Kingdom

Payroll Administration in the United Kingdom

Extend your payroll knowledge across the pond in APA's Payroll Administration in the United Kingdom course. Learn what you need to know about primary compliance issues through hands-on activities and exercises. Register today!

Chapter Leadership Summit

Chapter Leadership Summit

October 14-15 Are you an officer in your APA-affiliated chapter? Find out how you can attend the Chapter Leadership Summit in Las Vegas for free! Registration is now open, but space is limited. Don't wait to sign up - Friday, September 16 is the deadline. We'll see you there!

Pay News Now

Pay News Now: Expert Payroll News Reporting

The latest federal, state, and local news and information on the payroll and AP industries -- as it's happening. View Pay News Now reports.

APA Catalog

APA's 2016 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 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


Compliance TV - August


'Holiday Error' Causes Incorrect Failure-to-Deposit Notices

The IRS has announced that, due to a programming error that did not account for the Memorial Day holiday, some employment tax filers were sent incorrect failure-to-deposit notices. The notices were sent to many next-day depositors who made deposits on May 31 and semiweekly depositors who made deposits on June 2. The IRS advises that impacted taxpayer accounts will be corrected and no response by employers is necessary.


Civil Penalties Adjusted for FLSA, FMLA, and Immigration Violations

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice have adjusted certain civil penalties for inflation. DOL has posted a fact sheet outlining penalty adjustments, including those for willful violations of the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime requirements. A table outlining the immigration related penalty adjustments is included in a DHS Federal Register notice.


Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base Increase for 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund has released its annual report on the financial condition of the social security program. The report predicts that the 2017 social security wage base will be $126,000. This is only an estimate. The official announcement of the 2017 wage base will not be made until mid-October.


APA Continues to Oppose New York's Proposed Paycard Regulations

The New York Department of Labor revised the proposed rule on wage payments for a third time; however, it still places heavy burdens on employers. The APA submitted another round of comments, describing the impact the paycard proposal could have on employers. View video report on Pay News Now.


New South Carolina Withholding Tables for 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued new withholding tables and a new withholding formula. This is the first time the withholding tables have been updated in 25 years.

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It Pays to Know

Around 1900, the standard workday was 10 hours and the standard workweek was 60 hours for northern states.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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