The American Payroll Association represents its membership in Washington DC, provides public service education and represents the payroll profession to the world.
APA is a recognized source for payroll information in the United States. APA is allied with payroll professional societies in other parts of the world and with societies of related professions in the US.

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IRS Guidance Addresses Retroactive 2014 Transit Benefit Parity

The IRS has issued guidance on 2014 Forms 941 and W-2 in light of the retroactive increase in the excludable monthly amount for 2014 transit benefits (from $130 to $250) enacted by the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014.


IRS Issues 2015 Form W-2

The IRS has issued the 2015 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Employers must report to employees and also to the Social Security Administration (which shares the information with the IRS) any and all amounts paid (wages) and withheld (taxes) during a calendar year.


IRS Issues 2015 Form W-4

The IRS has issued the 2015 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Employees who claimed exempt status in 2014 and wish to continue their exemption for 2015 must submit a new form to the payroll department by February 17, 2015.


Illinois Is First State to Require Automatic IRA Enrollment for Employees

A new Illinois law will require certain employers to automatically enroll employees in individual retirement accounts. Employers will automatically deduct IRA contributions from an employee's wages (if the employee does not opt out). Employee enrollment is slated to begin June 1, 2017.


New District of Columbia 2015 Withholding Booklet/Tables Available

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue has reissued the 2015 income tax withholding tables and instructions (originally issued in December). There are several changes explained in the OTR notice, which also contains a link to the revised tables.

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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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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2015 Congress

APA's 33rd Annual Congress features workshops, payroll and finance expo, networking and much more.
May 5-9, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
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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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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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