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Preparing for Year-End

Preparing for Year-End and 2019 Live Webinar

This webinar addresses the complex compliance issues of year-end, including the latest changes in legislation and regulations that affect the close of one year and the beginning of the next.

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Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program

Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program

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 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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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.


Compliance TV

In this edition:

  • States release UI taxable wage bases for 2019
  • New draft of the 2018 Form W-4 has few changes
  • IRS will continue W-2 verification code program for 2019

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