The American Payroll Association represents its membership in Washington DC, provides public service education and represents the payroll profession to the world.
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Video News Releases from APA

IRS Issues 2014 Forms W-4, W-2

The IRS has released the 2014 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement (along with instructions), and Publication 15, Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide.


IRS Issues Regs on Information Reporting Under the ACA

The IRS has issued final regulations under IRC Sec. 6056, on mandatory information reporting for 2015 by "applicable large employers" with respect to health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans.


President Directs DOL to Update White Collar Exemptions

On March 13, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act on "who qualifies for overtime protection," citing the weekly $455 threshold for the white-collar exemption for executive, administrative, and professional employees, which is "below today's poverty line for a worker supporting a family of four." Read the White House Fact Sheet on "Strengthening Overtime Protections."


Hawaii to Suspend Paycard
Use September 1

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued an amended Notice of Suspension regarding the use of paycards in the state, effective September 1, 2014 (previously May 1). The state legislature is currently considering a bill that would permit paycard use, but would place extreme burdens on their use. APA is actively lobbying for the inclusion of more employer-friendly language.


Newark, New Jersey, Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The City Council of Newark, New Jersey, passed an ordinance requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. It was signed by the mayor on January 29, and will take effect on May 29, 2014.

Fall Forum

This conference focuses on leadership and organizational efficiency andl takes place September each year. It features APA's Global Payroll Management and Leadership Certificate programs and the presentation of the Prism Awards.
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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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2014 Congress

APA's 32nd Annual Congress features workshops, payroll and finance Expo, networking and much more.
May 13-17, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.
Congress Information

APA Newsroom

Troubling Year for State Paycard Legislation? See more videos at Pay News Now

State W-2s Due Soon!

Will 2014 Be the Year for Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform?

New Trend! Employees Can Work Flex Time in Which State and City?

Employers in Some States Lose Full FUTA Credit for 2013

New York Finalizes Wage Deduction Regulations
New York wage deduction regulations were recently finalized to provide guidance to employers.


Dennis Danilewicz, CPP, former APA President and Senior Director, Payroll Services, for NYU Langone Medical Center, speaks about the Leadership Certificate Program.



Calculators and Excel timesheet templates for paychecks.


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