The Authority in Payroll Education Since 1982
Learn More About APA

Membership Benefits

Become a member and enjoy all the benefits that APA has to offer.
Compliance Updates
3 RCHs
Payroll Currently
Free Webinars and eBooks

34th Annual Congress

Are You Ready to Rock for $50 Less?

Get ready NOW to rock the world with APA at the 35th Annual Congress, May 16-20, in Orlando, FL, and you can get $50 off! Just register before April 18 to save.

Multi-State Payrolls

NEW FOR 2017! Payroll Source® Gets Online Format

Payroll Source Plus is a subscription-based version of the APA's indispensable text and desk reference The Payroll Source, plus three other texts and an eNewsletter. It allows users to browse for crucial payroll information on their computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Order yours today!

APA's Progression Series

Elevate Your Payroll Knowledge

No matter what stage of your payroll career you're in, the APA's Progression Series has four unique courses designed to fit your educational needs. Available as in-person classes and virtual classrooms, they're perfect for establishing fundamentals or building upon existing knowledge.

Global Forum

Global Payroll Management Forum

Global Payroll Management Forum is the only event that provides progressive payroll education and enhanced networking opportunities for professionals in payroll, accounts payable, finance, HR, and benefits from all over the world. Register today.

Payroll in Russia

Simplify Russian Payroll

Are you responsible for payroll in the countries of the former Soviet Union? Examine common issues that arise throughout the entire process from hiring to termination with this informative three-part webinar. Learn more.

Global Payroll Taxation & Compliance Course

Confidently Address European Payroll

The four-day Global Payroll Taxation & Compliance Course provides comprehensive, essential compliance education for multinational companies dealing with global employment and payroll taxation requirements. Start your global journey with confidence -- register today!

Capital Summit

New Leadership on The Hill

What does a single party in control of the White House and the Congress mean for payroll? Get the hottest legislative and regulatory news directly from Washington insiders at the APA's Capital Summit, March 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

Payroll in Singapore

Understand Singapore's Payroll Landscape

Boasting a strong economy and political stability, Singapore is positioned as an international business hub. Attend this webinar to explore common challenges in managing multinational payroll, legal compliance considerations, and current trends. Learn more.

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.


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 - February


New York Paycard Regulations Will Not Take Effect March 7

New York DOL rules placing burdensome restrictions on paycards and direct deposit will not take effect on March 7. In an action brought by paycard vendor Global Cash Card, the N.Y. Industrial Board of Appeals revoked the regulations because they are invalid. Paycard use remains permissible in New York, subject to certain conditions.


IRS Issues 2017 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The 2017 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, and the 2017 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3, have been released by the IRS. A new Box 12 Code FF has been added to Form W-2. They are available on APA's Forms, Pubs, Info website (login required).


IRS Warns of Phishing Scheme Targeting Payroll Professionals

The IRS has renewed its alert about a phishing scheme targeting payroll professionals that involves fraudulent email messages that appear to be from a company executive requesting personal information on employees. In a second alert, the IRS explains how the scam is evolving and what steps employers should take if they receive a phishing email.


President Signs Executive Order on the ACA

On January 20, President Trump issued an executive order to "minimize the unwarranted and regulatory burdens of the" Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order directs federal agencies to use their discretion to waive or defer aspects of the ACA that would impose a financial burden on individuals and insurers. The order does not alter employers' reporting requirements.


APA Opposes Virginia Paycard Bill Requiring Paper Check Option

APA sent a letter to the Virginia legislature in opposition to a bill that would, if enacted, require employers to provide paper checks as a payment option to employees (H.B. 1445). The bill was tabled, which means consideration of the bill is postponed, at least for now.


It Pays to Know

In the late 1930s, 10-key electric accounting machines allowed operators to enter both alphabetical and numeric characters in inputting payroll data on various types of pay forms.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

Text Size: S | M | L
© Copyright 2016, American Payroll Association
San Antonio, TX
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
Washington, DC
American Payroll Association
660 North Main Avenue, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
P: 210-226-4600 | F: 210-226-4027
Website Design by Avatar New York