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Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Boot Camp

A comprehensive 12-session, virtual course that will provide you with the tools and resources to effectively study the material, practice and apply your learning, and confidently pass the FPC exam.

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Payroll Practice Essentials

Acquire the payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities required to produce accurate paychecks and ensure payroll compliance.

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APA's Guide to Local Payroll Taxes

Provides information on the different types of local payroll taxes that payroll departments must comply with, including city service fees; city, county, and school district income taxes; occupational privilege taxes and license fees; payroll expense taxes; and mass transit taxes.

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Paystate Update

The only biweekly eNewsletter dedicated exclusively to state and local payroll compliance news and issues.

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Featured APA News

Compliance – Hot Topics

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

JUNE 2018

Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • IRS revises Publication 1494
  • DOL clarifies whether lump-sum payments are earnings for garnishments
  • Virginia repeals obsolete new-hire reporting requirements

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