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Compliance – Hot Topics

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


Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • IRS releases 2021 pension and other cost of living adjustments
  • IRS clarifies Form W-2 reporting of employee social security tax deferrals
  • OCSE issues a revised standard child support withholding order
Compliance TV November 2020

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Preparing for Year-End and 2021

Preparing for Year-End

Address the complex compliance issues of year-end, including the latest changes in legislation and regulations that affect the close of one year and the start of the next. Learn how COVID-19-related legislation and agency guidance will continue to impact your organization.

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Payroll 101 - Foundations of Payroll

Payroll 101

Offered virtually and in-person! This course is an important first step in payroll education that covers the basic procedures, processes, and terminology defining the daily workload of the beginning payroll practitioner.

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PayTrain® will deepen your understanding of payroll practices and legislation impacting payroll. 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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Payroll Source Plus

Payroll Source Plus

Payroll Source Plus is 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.

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