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This specialized seminar provides insight into the procedures and legal hurdles encountered when ensuring local income tax compliance. Attendees will learn city, county, and school district tax withholding, reporting, and depositing and addresses local taxes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other states. Register today.

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34th Annual Congress

Avoid Costly Withholding Errors

Get a detailed overview of both federal and state garnishment laws and their impact on the payroll process with the APA's Garnishments Forum. Learn which order has priority when multiple orders are received, how to handle out-of-state orders, and more. Register now.

2017 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit

APA's 2017 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit

It's here! See all the exciting offerings APA has lined up for the year in the 2017 Payroll Education & Publications Toolkit.


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Compliance TV - July


USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017. Until then, either the revised version or the version dated November 14, 2016, may be used. The new form and instructions are available on USCIS's Form I-9 website.


Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base Increase for 2018

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 2018 social security wage base will be $130,500. This is only an estimate. The official announcement of the 2018 wage base will be made in mid-October.


Senate Republicans Release Revised Health Care Bill

On July 13, Senate Republicans posted a revised draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). It retains the Additional Medicare Tax of 0.9%. The legislation would still repeal individual and employer health care mandates and delay implementation of the "Cadillac tax" until 2026.


House Passes Mobile Workforce Bill

On June 20, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1393, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017. If enacted, the legislation would provide a 30-day safe harbor against nonresident income tax withholding for employees who travel across state borders on business travel. An identical bill, S. 540, is under consideration in the Senate.


Idaho Issues Revised Withholding Guide and Tables

The Idaho State Tax Commission recently updated the withholding guide and tables with computation methods for 2017. Employers must use the new tables going forward, but don't need to adjust withholding going back to January 1.


New Illinois Withholding Tables, Supplemental Wage Tax Rate

Effective July 1, the Illinois Department of Revenue has issued new withholding tables reflecting an individual income tax rate increase to 4.95% from 3.75%. This means the withholding rate and supplemental wage tax rate also increased to 4.95%.


Kansas Issues Revised Withholding Tables, Increases Supplemental Wage Tax Rate

The Kansas Department of Revenue has issued revised withholding tables and rates. Legislation was recently enacted that amended personal income tax rates retroactive to January 1, 2017. However, the 2018 tax rates were used to compile the tax tables for 2017. Using the higher rates for the second half of 2017 should allow most employees to "catch-up" on their withholding for tax year 2017.



It Pays to Know

Univac computer - American Payroll Association

The early 1950s gave birth to the first generation of business computers, the UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer); later in the decade, the big computer was used by large employers such as the City of New York to produce their payrolls.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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