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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 According to the DOR, outdated tables have led to budgeting problems and a higher risk of tax fraud and theft.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.

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. Held each year in March.
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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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Proposed Rule Requires Workers' Reconsent

New York - A new proposed wage payment rule, if finalized as is, would force millions of nonexempt employees in New York State to re-authorize their employers to pay them by direct deposit or a payroll card. If employers do not obtain new consents within six months, they will have to pay their employees in cash or by check.
Press Release, July, 8, 2016



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