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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.


Business Standard Mileage Rate Increases to 57.5 cents in 2015

The IRS has announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2015, will be 57.5 cents per mile, up 1-1/2 cents from the 56 cents-per-mile rate in effect during 2014.


IRS Releases 2015 Federal Percentage Method Income Tax Withholding Tables

Advance copies of the 2015 federal percentage method withholding tables have been released by the IRS. The tables in Notice 1036 are effective for wages paid in 2015.


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.


APA Meets With New Jersey Lawmakers to Discuss Monthly Wage Reporting Proposal

New Jersey assemblymen held a meeting with interested parties, including the APA, to discuss A.B. 3156, a bill that would require employers to file monthly unemployment insurance wage reports in New Jersey, as opposed to quarterly reports. This would place an administrative burden on employers.


Chicago Minimum Wage, Tip Credit Coming in 2015

The mayor of Chicago has signed an ordinance establishing a minimum wage of $10 an hour and a tip credit of $4.55 an hour, effective July 1, 2015. The minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour by 2019 and will thereafter be indexed for inflation.

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.



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