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Payroll News Releases from APA!


Social Security Wage Base Up to $127,200 for 2017

On October 18, the SSA announced that the 2017 social security wage base will be $127,200, an increase of $8,700 from $118,500 in 2016. All covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2017 is $7,886.40, an increase of $539.40 from $7,347 in 2016.


EEO-1 Report to Include Summary Pay Data Beginning in 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that pay data will be required beginning with the 2017 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) due on March 31, 2018. Employers, including federal contractors, with 100 or more employees will be required to submit pay data. Federal contractors with 50 to 99 employees will continue to submit the information that is currently required, but are not required to include the additional pay information.


CFPB Releases Final Rule Affecting Payroll Cards

On October 4, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it had issued its final rule on prepaid accounts. The CFPB has also created a webpage dedicated to the prepaid rule, which provides links to informational resources, including a quick reference guide on the Prepaid Rule's Key Changes for Payroll Card Accounts. The rule becomes effective on October 1, 2017.


OCSE Proposes Income Withholding Order Form Revisions

The Office of Child Support Enforcement has proposed revising the standard Income Withholding Order, which is used in all child support cases. APA's Government Relations Task Force Child Support and Other Garnishments Subcommittee will submit comments by the December 2 deadline.


21 States Challenge New Overtime Rules

Twenty-one states have filed a joint lawsuit in Texas federal court challenging the validity of the U.S. Department of Labor's revised "white collar" regulations. The lawsuit has been consolidated with another lawsuit that was filed by business groups. The regulations are set to take effect December 1.

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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