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Local Income tax compliance

Local Tax Training

Maintain payroll tax compliance in every locale where you pay employees - attend APA's Local Income Tax Compliance program. One-day seminars are held in multiple cities in September or choose the 4-part webinar series, live or on-demand.

Vendor Partnerships

Vendor Partnerships Course NEW!

APA's Managing Vendor Partnerships, a new two-day course, shows how to establish the goals of such partnerships and understand their benefits and risks. Check the course schedule and register now.

Free Webinar

Free Payroll Reporting Webinar

On September 10, the APA and ADP present the free webinar, Major Trends and Potential Changes in Employer Reporting. Register now.

Fall Forum

Fall Forum Revamped

Choose from 25 advanced workshops and attend five general sessions to earn up to 15.5 RCHs at APA's Fall Forum, September 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. Topics include process improvement, benchmarking, and payroll organization management. Register now.

Educational Institutions Payroll Conference

Higher Ed Payroll

Payroll and tax professionals in the academic community can earn up to 19 RCHs by attending APA's Educational Institutions Payroll Conference, October 18-21, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Register now. Program sponsor: Equifax.

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Pay News Now: Expert Video News Reports

Watch the latest federal, state, and local news and information on the payroll and AP industries -- as it's happening. View Pay News Now videos.

APA Catalog

APA Catalog

Explore APA's full menu of educational resources -- from texts, printed and electronic, to training, in-person and online. Click on your picks in the Education and Publications Toolkit to build a professional development plan perfect for you and your team.


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


IRS Issues Publications on e-Filing ACA Information Returns

The IRS has issued new Publications 5165 (guide for e-filing ACA returns) and 5164 (test package for e-filers) - with processing year 2015 information and procedures for filing Forms 1095-C/1094-C and 1095-B/1094-B electronically.


Federal Per Diem Rates Updated for Fiscal Year 2016

The General Services Administration has issued its annual updated list of federal maximum per diem rates for travel to locations within the continental United States, effective for travel undertaken on or after October 1, 2015. The standard lodging and M&IE rates have been changed.


Social Security Trustees Project No Change in Wage Base for 2016

The annual report of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund estimates that the social security wage base will remain at $118,500 in 2016 and increase to $174,600 by 2024. These numbers are only estimates. The actual 2016 wage base will be announced in mid-October.


California DLSE Issues Opinion Letter on Paid Sick Leave Requirements

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has issued an opinion letter on the state's paid sick leave requirements. It addresses how an employer should front-load paid sick leave for an employee who regularly works 10-hour shifts.


Pittsburgh Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

A paid sick leave ordinance was recently enacted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The ordinance will take effect on the 90th calendar day after the posting of regulations and notice information for employers by the Pittsburgh Office of the City Comptroller.

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It Pays to Know

The late 1800s saw the introduction of the time clock as U.S. workers began getting paid by the number of hours worked rather than by the number of days or increments of days. Time clocks replaced time keepers, who had been posted at the doors of many factories.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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