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Tax Reform Webinar

Tax Reform Webinar

The APA's upcoming webinar, Tax Reform: How Will It Impact Your Payroll Process?, will be presented live on January 19 at 1:00 p.m. PT and is free to APA members. Register 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.

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.

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.


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Compliance TV - December


IRS Releases Withholding Tables

On January 11, the IRS released Notice 1036. All of the withholding allowance amounts have increased, the optional flat rate for supplemental wages up to and including $1 million has decreased to 22%, the mandatory flat rate for supplemental wages over $1 million has decreased to 37%, and the backup withholding rate has decreased to 24%. Employers are encouraged to implement the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018.


IRS to Revise Form W-4, Withholding Tax Calculator

The IRS has announced that it is revising Form W-4 and its online withholding tax calculator. The revisions will reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Until a new Form W-4 is issued, the 2017 Form W-4 should be used. The IRS expects the revised tax calculator to be available by the end of February. For 2019, the IRS anticipates making further changes involving withholding and will work with the business and payroll communities to encourage employees to file new Forms W-4 next year.


President Trump Signs Tax Reform Legislation

On December 22, President Trump signed H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation will usher in the most sweeping tax changes in 30 years. On January 18, APA will present the webinar Tax Reform: How Will It Impact Your Payroll Process?, which will provide an overview of how the legislation will impact payroll in 2018 and beyond. Read more on Pay News Now.


Employers Get 30 More Days to Give 2017 Forms 1095-C to Employees

The IRS has extended the deadline to March 2, 2018, for employers and insurers to give the 2017 ACA Forms 1095-C and 1095-B to employees and covered individuals. The IRS did not extend the deadline to file Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C with the IRS. These deadlines remain February 28, 2018 (paper) or April 2, 2018 (electronically). The IRS also has extended penalty relief for employers that can show they have made "good-faith" efforts to comply with ACA reporting requirements.


Federal Tax Reform May Impact 2018 State Withholding Tables

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect federal income tax withholding in 2018 and beyond, and may also impact 2018 state withholding tables. Additional states have issued their 2018 withholding tables, but some states have indicated that they will delay (or revise) their 2018 withholding tables until the federal withholding tables are issued.


Filing Annual Reconciliation Returns in 2018

Payroll professionals are advised to check the due dates for filing state annual reconciliation returns. Most states have moved up their filing deadlines to January 31.


Fraudulent Email Circulating

Fraudulent emails adopt many different forms and are the unauthorized actions of third parties not associated with APA. There have been a number of fraudulent emails reported, and new spoofs continue to be introduced. Read more about fraudulent emails.


It Pays to Know

In 1892, Congress authorized the use of the mail or express-delivery services of the day to send either checks or currency to soldiers serving in U.S. outposts that had no paymasters.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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