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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.


Michigan UI Taxable Wage Base Decreases in Third Quarter for Most Employers

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has announced that the state unemployment insurance taxable wage base will decrease to $9,000 from $9,500 beginning with third quarter 2015 tax filings. This is unusual because most states do not split their wage bases mid-year. The decrease applies only to contributing employers that are not delinquent (i.e., most employers).


Connecticut & Idaho Revise Withholding Tables

Connecticut employers must begin to use revised withholding tables and withholding calculation rules no later than August 31. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has issued withholding tables and calculation rules effective January 1, 2015, to reflect personal income tax rate increases. The Idaho State Tax Commission has also issued revised withholding tables for 2015.


Fall Forum

This conference focuses on leadership and organizational efficiency and features the presentation of APA's Prism Awards. This year's Fall Forum will be held September 23-25, 2015, in Orlando, FL.
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Educational Institutions Payroll Conference

The focus is on payroll issues special to institutions of higher education. The conference takes place this year in Charlotte, NC, October 18-21, 2015.
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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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