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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.

National Payroll Week

Celebrate All Things Payroll

Beginning September 4, celebrate America's 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them during the APA's National Payroll Week celebration. Learn how you can recognize this week in your office and community.

Lunch and Learn

Supercharge Your Lunch Hour

The Lunch and Learn series strengthens payroll knowledge and professional skills over the course of an hour. Attendees can log on to the live event during their lunch hour and watch the presentation later on demand. Learn more.

Fall Forum

Succeed With Management-Level Payroll Training

Taking place September 27-29 in Indianapolis, the Fall Forum helps attendees improve leadership skills while taking their organizations to new levels of operational efficiency and compliance. Discovering what makes the world's top payroll organizations successful in the areas of technology, management, processes, and overall best practices. Register today.

APA's Virtual Congress

Attend Congress From Home or Work

The Virtual Congress & Expo is a companion to APA's Annual Congress. It's complete with educational webcasts, a full-service Expo, and engaging virtual interaction and networking opportunities. Plus, earn up to 15 RCHs! Available on demand until August 25. Register now.

Advanced Payroll Concepts

Succeed With Management-Level Payroll Training

Advanced Payroll Concepts teaches attendees how to determine an employee's white collar exemption status, make corrections with Forms W-2c and 941-X, and understand the steps in payroll system implementation. Register today.

Capital Summit

Advanced Global Payroll Training

Presented by GPMI and APA at Fall Forum, the Advanced Global Payroll Management Certificate Program addresses the challenges a global payroll faces such as standardization, consistency, and building an internal structure that supports paying employees globally. It helps empower payroll professionals by certifying their knowledge of global payroll. Register today.

Local Income Tax Compliance

Get a Handle on Local Income Tax

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.

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 - July


Senate Fails to Repeal, Replace ACA

The Senate has failed to pass any of the bills that would have repealed and replaced, or simply repealed, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the latest setback to the repeal efforts, it may be some time before any new attempts are made to repeal the ACA.


DOL Publishes RFI on Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register. The RFI solicits feedback on 11 questions on the overtime rule that was finalized in 2016, including whether the standard salary level effectively identifies employees who may be exempt, whether a different salary level would more appropriately identify such employees, the basis for setting a different salary level, and why a different salary level would be more appropriate or effective. The DOL will use the information it receives to aid it in formulating a proposal to revise the overtime rule.


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.


Maine Withholding Tables Revised, Supplemental Wage Tax Rate Unchanged

Effective for wages paid on or after July 28, 2017, Maine Revenue Services has issued revised withholding tables to reflect the recent repeal of the 3% income tax surcharge on individuals with income greater than $200,000. Employers are advised to discard the withholding booklet with a 12-16 revision date and immediately start using the new tables. The supplemental wage tax rate remains 5%.


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%.



It Pays to Know

Starting in the late 1920s, sorting machines using punch cards operating in tandem with tabulating machines calculated the number of workers, number of hours worked, and amount of money to be paid to each worker.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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