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Compliance – Hot Topics

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


Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • Social security wage base increases
  • Most states release UI taxable wage bases
  • DOL proposes a rule on the tip credit

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Form W-4

2020 Form W-4 Webinar

Want to avoid Form W-4 anxiety and disruption of your payroll department? APA's 2-part webinar will show you how! Part 1: Form W-4; Part 2: Publication 15-T.

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Payroll Certifications from APA

Payroll Certifications

Ready to take the next step? Payroll certification is a valuable, objective credential that verifies an individual’s specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession. The APA offers two levels of certification.

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Free APA Member Publications

Free Member Publications

Association members enjoy exclusive access to several free ebooks each year from the American Payroll Association. Check out the full list and see if there is a topic we can help you improve on.

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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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