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Intermediate Payroll Concepts

Receive management-level training on vital topics such as taxable/nontaxable compensation, tax reporting, and payroll leadership issues.

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Payroll Issues for Multi-State Employers

Maintain compliance in every state in which you pay employees. Learn how the states are impacted by the federal tax reform law, including which version of the IRC the state follows.

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Payroll Source Plus

An online, subscription-based payroll reference library, providing you with the federal and state laws, regulations, and information to keep your company's payroll operations in compliance. Available as a one-year subscription.

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Whether you are seeking professional development, or studying for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam, choose PayTrain to help you meet your goals.

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Featured APA News

Compliance – Hot Topics

Find out what compliance topics payroll professionals are focusing
on this year.

APRIL 2018

Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • IRS posts the 2018 Form 941, Schedule R, and instructions
  • Department of Labor reissues FLSA opinion letters
  • Maryland and city of Austin, Texas, enact paid sick leave requirements

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