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Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program

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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Lean Payroll

Lean Payroll can help you reduce expenses by looking at all processes and how departments are connected. Learn how to produce a perfect paycheck, reduce cost, eliminate waste, and create a highly effective workforce.

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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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APA’s Guide to State Payroll Laws

Contains information and easy-to-read tables on the payroll-related laws and regulations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Citations included to facilitate further research.

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Featured APA News

Compliance – Hot Topics

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

MARCH 2018

Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • IRS issues 2018 Form W-4
  • Payroll pros can offer input on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Publications 15 (Circular E), 15-A and 15-B released

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