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Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program
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Foundations of Payroll

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. It provides a thorough overview of the laws and regulations that affect payroll.

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Payroll Practice Essentials
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Payroll Practice Essentials

Acquire the payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities required to produce accurate paychecks and ensure payroll compliance. This course teaches fundamental pay calculations through hands-on exercises, then moves on to more complex concepts and calculations.

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Payroll Source Plus
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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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Free Member Publications

Association members enjoy exclusive access to several free ebooks each year from the American Payroll Association.

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Featured APA News



Compliance – Hot Topics

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

JANUARY 2019

Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • IRS releases important 2019 publications
  • APA, IRS work together on TCJA-related publication
  • Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for withholding taxes

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