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The Guide to Successful Electronic Payments is a free eBook for members and features proven steps for implementing direct deposit and electronic paycard processes. Learn how to overcome all the obstacles that typically prevent organizations from achieving successful electronic payments. Order yours.

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Trump's Impact on Payroll

Our upcoming webinar details how the Trump administration has impacted payroll processing and how it will continue to do so. Learn about health care, tax, immigration proposals, and the status of the white collar salary level increase. Register today!

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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!

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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.

APA's Virtual Congress

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The Virtual Congress & Expo, May 24-25, 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! Register now.

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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.

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 - April


Fraudulent Emails Not Sent by APA

Recently, several APA members have reported receiving fraudulent email messages from APA. One example reported comes from "[email protected]" with "IRS Update" in the subject line. Another example comes from "apa" with "APA Review 04-05-17" in the subject line. These are not a legitimate APA communications, but the unauthorized action of third parties not associated with the APA. If you receive these or any other suspicious email, do not follow any links provided or click on any attachments. More information about what to do if you encounter a fraudulent email message is available on the APA website. We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep the Internet a safe place to do business.


IRS Encourages Victims of Payroll Phishing Scheme to Quickly Report Data Loss

A phishing scheme targeting payroll professionals continues to claim victims. The scheme involves fraudulent email messages that appear to be from a company executive requesting personal information on employees. Because reporting time is critical, the IRS has provided guidance on what to do when you receive a fraudulent email or fall for the scheme, including a new way to quickly report data loss.


ACA Replacement Legislation Withdrawn

On March 24, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed and replaced many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was removed from consideration by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. The proposed legislation contained several payroll-related provisions. It is unclear whether Congress will attempt further changes to the ACA. Employers should continue to comply with the requirements of the ACA.


IRS Releases 2017 Form 941, Schedule B, Schedule R, and Instructions

The 2017 Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, Schedule B, Schedule R, and their instructions have been released by the IRS. They are available on APA's Forms, Pubs, Info website (login required). Form 941 has been updated to allow eligible employers to claim the qualified small business payroll tax credit for increasing research activities.


DC's Paid Family Leave Requirements

The District of Colombia's paid family leave law has been enacted. By July 1, 2019, the mayor's office will begin collecting the employer-paid payroll tax of 0.62% on the wages of covered employees. By July 1, 2020, the payment of paid leave benefits will begin for up to eight weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child, six weeks of family medical leave for caring for a seriously ill family member, or two weeks for an employee's own serious illness.


Paycards Permitted in Kentucky

Effective June 29, 2017, employers are permitted to pay Kentucky employees' wages via paycard. Employees must be allowed to withdraw any amount up to the full balance on the paycard at least once per pay period at no charge. Activation fees are also prohibited.


It Pays to Know

During World War II, many large employers used a special machine to issue War Bonds to their employees who purchased them through payroll deductions.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

It Pays to Know

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