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Payroll News Releases from APA


IRS Releases 2016 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The IRS has released the 2016 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement; Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements; and the 2016 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3. The updated forms and instructions include the earlier SSA filing deadline, which is January 31, 2017.


IRS Extends 2015 ACA Information Reporting Deadlines

The IRS has released Notice 2016-04, which extends the deadlines for certain ACA Information reporting forms. The extended deadline to furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals is March 31. The extended deadline to file Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C with the IRS is May 31, or June 30 if filing electronically.


IRS Releases 2016 Publications 15, Circular E; 15-A; and 15-B

The IRS has released the 2016 Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide (Publication 15); the Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide (Publication 15-A), and the Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits (Publication 15-B). Circular E includes the 2016 Percentage Method Tables and Wage Bracket Tables for Income Tax Withholding.


Changes for California Piece-Rate Workers

Effective January 1, a new law in California requires employers to pay piece-rate workers for mandated rest and recovery periods and other nonproductive work time. An affirmative defense is established for certain employers that make back payments. FAQs and a Fact Sheet are available from the California Department of Industrial Relations for more information.


Connecticut's New 15-Day Rule for Nonresident Employees

Effective January 1, as long as a nonresident employee performs personal services in Connecticut for 15 days or less, employers are not required to withhold Connecticut income tax from this compensation. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services explains the new 15-day rule.

Fall Forum

This conference focuses on leadership and organizational efficiency and takes place September each year. It features the presentation of the Prism Awards.
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Educational Institutions Payroll Conference

The focus is on payroll issues special to institutions of higher education. The annual confernce is held each year in the fall.
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Capital Summit

Meet in Washington, DC with government officials from IRS, SSA, DOL and more. March 21-22, 2016
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2016 Congress

APA's 34th Annual Congress features workshops, payroll, ap and finance Expo, networking and much more.
May 10-14, 2016 in Nashville, TN.
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Earn RCHs with APA Membership

Obtain three Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) per year as part of your APA membership. Access free educational webinars to obtain RCHs year-round and other exclusive benefits from a membership with APA. Become an APA member now!


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