Plan Ahead for Year-End

APA's popular Preparing for Year-End series ramps up this year with 50 in-person classes nationwide beginning in October. The course is designed to reduce the risk of noncompliance penalties by addressing the complex compliance issues of year-end payroll processing.

Preparing for Year-End and 2017 will deliver up-to-date information on the latest changes in legislation and regulations that will affect your processes as you close out 2016 and begin 2017. The topics that will be covered during this course feature year-end processing tips, year-end forms, fringe benefit taxation and reporting, and implementing new tax laws and regulations.

Beginning October 26, Preparing for Year-End and 2017 will also be available as a four-part webinar series. Attendees will receive the same great year-end training in a convenient format they can watch from home or the office. The webinars will be available on demand 14 days after the live webinar has been presented. It's never too early to plan for year-end -- register for Preparing for Year-End and 2017 today !

Learn the Ins and Outs
of Higher Ed Payroll Issues

The Educational Institutions Payroll Conference (EIPC) is the APA's annual conference that focuses entirely on payroll in the higher education community.

Scheduled for October 23-26 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, this three-and-a-half day conference will address nonresident alien payroll taxation, visas, employment eligibility, the student FICA exception, fringe benefits, FLSA issues, and much more. Attendees will network with their peers as they learn about the latest compliance issues and best practices that impact colleges and universities across the nation.

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues who face the same higher ed payroll challenges -- register for EIPC.

Maintain Cross-Border
Compliance This Season

Meet the challenges of year-end processing for Canadian payrolls and learn how to avoid cross-border noncompliance penalties with APA's Canadian Payrolls Preparing for Year-End and 2017.

Beginning November 7, this one-day seminar will provide guidelines for Canadian year-end processing, from closing 2016 to what will be required in 2017. The topics covered in this course include changes in federal and provincial tax rates, tax filing requirements, where and when to file returns, and completing the T4, T4A, and RL1 slips. The course will also be conducted as a four-part live webinar series beginning December 2 and will be available as a webinar on-demand 14 days after each live webinar segment has been presented.

Understand changes to Canadian Pension Plan rates -- register today!

Jowdy Photography Clicks
as APA Special Friend

For 11 years, this company has captured the happenings of the APA's Annual Congress, Fall Forum, and more. Now, Jowdy Photography is on the other side of the camera lens as the recipient of the APA's Special Friend Award.

A surprised Jeremy Plemel had to step away from his duties photographing this year's Congress award ceremony to accept the award on Jowdy's behalf.

The company first worked with the APA at the 24th Annual Congress and has been a strong supporter ever since, capturing more than 25,000 images at Congress events alone.

"We enjoy a great relationship with the American Payroll Association and its members, and we are thrilled to accept this Special Friend Award," Founder and President Jeff Jowdy said. "We are honored and humbled that the APA would honor us in this way. We have worked for many associations over the years, and this is the first time anyone has done this for us."

Jowdy started the company in June 1987 out of an apartment in San Antonio and keeps its headquarters in San Antonio today, with other offices in Dallas, New York, and San Francisco.

The company now has some 133 employees and, in addition to the APA, counts the Dallas Cowboys, Southwest Airlines, New York Life, Deloitte, Toastmasters, and the New York Yankees among its clients.


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