The Payroll Source

The Payroll Source® provides the essential information you need to keep your company in compliance with federal laws and regulations affecting your payroll operations. Comprehensive and clearly written by a leading payroll expert, this revolutionary book eliminates the need to refer to multiple sources seeking answers to your payroll questions.

It details all aspects of payroll administration, from the most fundamental forms and regulations, through the most complex benefits taxation and reporting, to international payrolls.

Comprehensive updates to the text occur each year. The Payroll Source is a proven study tool to prepare for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam.


  • New IRS rules on cafeteria plans
  • How to tax and report nonqualified deferred compensation deferrals
  • Compliance guidelines for the most recent changes in payroll laws, rules, rates, and filing and reporting procedures
  • State charts on new hire reporting, electronic reporting, taxable payments, and other key data
  • CPP exam preparation tips and review questions

Table of Contents


  • Hardcover, perfect-bound book
  • Softcover, perfect-bound appendix
  • CD containing only CPP review questions and answers, and IRS employer tax guides (Pubs. 15, 15-A, & 15-B) -- does NOT contain the text of The Payroll Source
  • A softcover appendix containing an answer key and federal forms with instructions
  • Special spring supplement with key changes issued after publication
For an electronic version of this product, please see the Research Ready CD.

Also available in Special Savings Combos with other APA publications.

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