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Behind every successful leader is an educated strategy. Chart your course for leadership when you attend the 2016 Fall Forum, September 21-23, in Las Vegas and learn the skills you need today to become the leader you're meant to be tomorrow. Register today!

Garnishments Forum

Garnishments Forum

Get a firm grip on garnishment laws, federal and state, at APA's Garnishments Forum. One-day seminars are offered nationwide during August or learn online with the four-part webinar series, live or on-demand.
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Payroll Compliance in Australia

Employing the Outback

Plan now to attend the Global Payroll Management Institute's new course, Payroll Compliance in Australia: Taxation, Employment Law, and Everything in Between, August 23-25, at MEET Las Vegas. Register today.

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Certification Exam Time

The next APA payroll certification exam window is September 17 - October 15, 2016. Registration for both the FPC and CPP Fall Exams opens July 19. Sign up and take your career to the next level!

Payroll Administration in the United Kingdom

Payroll Administration in the United Kingdom

Extend your payroll knowledge across the pond in APA's Payroll Administration in the United Kingdom course. Learn what you need to know about primary compliance issues through hands-on activities and exercises. Register today!

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APA Catalog

APA's 2016 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)

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Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base Increase for 2017

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 2017 social security wage base will be $126,000. This is only an estimate. The official announcement of the 2017 wage base will not be made until mid-October.


Final 'White Collar' Exemption Rule Raises Weekly Salary Threshold to $913

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rules governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are exempt from the FLSA minimum wage and overtime pay protections. Effective December 1, 2016, the salary threshold increases to $913 a week or $47,476 annually. Additional information is available from the DOL's Wage and Hour Division.


IRS Develops Procedures for PEO Certification Program

The IRS has released both temporary and proposed regulations, and a revenue procedure to implement a new voluntary professional employer organization (PEO) certification program. The program will allow a certified PEO to elect to be treated as the employer of its clients' employees for employment tax purposes. The IRS began accepting applications on July 1.


UIFSA International Child Support Amendments

All states have recently enacted the 2008 amendments to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA 2008). The amendments will improve international child support enforcement efforts. On June 2, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement issued a technical assistance resource for state and local child support agencies titled 2008 Revisions to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. It discusses the changes that will most significantly impact IV-D child support caseworkers and attorneys.


South Carolina Revises Withholding Tables for 2017

For the first time in 25 years, South Carolina's Department of Revenue will update its withholding tables, to be effective January 1, 2017. According to the DOR, outdated tables have led to budgeting problems and a higher risk of tax fraud and theft. Check the DOR's withholding page for updates.

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It Pays to Know

By 1910, over eight million women (almost one of every four women in the U.S.) were employed outside the home and filled 31% of all bookkeeping positions.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S. It Pays to Know

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