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Nov 6, 2017

Nomination for our 2018-2019 Board Members

Nominations are currently being accepted for our 2018 – 2019 Board Members. Final Day for Nominations is November 10, 2017.

Please submit a Nomination Form to elections@occapa.com

 

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Nov 19, 2017

2018 OCCAPA Membership Registration

OCCAPA tracks memberships on a calendar year basis

Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
$150 Corporate – National Non Member**
$40 per each additional Corporate Member – National Non Member**

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Dec 13, 2017

Bring Your Boss to our December Chapter Breakfast Meeting:

Sponsor: Global Cash Card
www.globalcashcard.com
Please note a Wednesday date

Speaker:  Jim Hart, Littler Mendelson, P.C.  Join us and bring your boss as we enjoy a great meeting with an informative topic and lots of door prizes! Be sure to register early to save your spot!


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Jan 1, 2018

Happy W-2 Time – No January Meeting

OCCAPA does not hold a January meeting. The first 2018 meeting will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Care Ambulance.  Please check back again to see our 2018 Events Page and Calendar.  See you in 2018.

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What's New

Oct 31, 2017

APA Takes Action to Help Members With Tax Issues

By Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” With that in mind, APA’s Government Relations Task Force Subcommittee on IRS Issues made two requests of the IRS in September to help members with compliance. First, “APA is asking that the IRS waive […]

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Oct 31, 2017

401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,500 for 2018

The IRS has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limits on the benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, as well as other items for tax year 2018. The dollar limit on employee elective deferrals to 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans increases to $18,500 (up from $18,000) and the limit on catch-up contributions for individuals age 50 or over remains unchanged at $6,000.

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Oct 31, 2017

Social Security Wage Base Up to $128,700 for 2018

On October 13, the SSA announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,700, an increase of $1,500 from $127,200 in 2017. All covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2018 is $7,979.40, an increase of $93 from $7,886.40 in 2017.

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Oct 08, 2017

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017.

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Sep 17, 2017

APA Helps Stop California Student Loan Garnishment Bill

In a win for APA, a California bill (S.B. 16) that would have tied student loan garnishment calculations to state and local minimum wage rates was voted down in a state Assembly vote of 38 to 24 in June, although the bill sponsor was given leave to try again later in this session to get the bill passed. APA’s lobbying effort began last February when it informed the Legislature that the proposed calculation method was inherently unfair to California residents.

 

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