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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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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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Jan 18, 2018

Tax Reform Webinar

On January 18, APA will present the webinar Tax Reform:  How Will It Impact Your Payroll Process?, which will provide an overview of how the legislation will impact payroll in 2018 and beyond.  This webinar is free to APA members.  Register today.

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Jan 02, 2018

IRS Developing Withholding Guidance

On December 26, the IRS issued a statement saying that it is developing withholding guidance to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115-97) that will be issued in January. Employers and payroll service providers will be expected to implement the new guidance when paying employees in February. The IRS stressed that the guidance “will be designed to work with existing Forms W-4 . . . and no further action by taxpayers is needed at this time.” Until then, employers and PSPs should continue using the 2017 withholding tables.

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Jan 02, 2018

2018 Mileage Rates Released

The IRS has released Notice 2018-3, which provides the 2018 standard mileage rates. Effective January 1, 2018, the business standard mileage rate will be 54.5 cents per mile (up 1 cent), the medical expense rate will be 18 cents per mile (up 1 cent), and the rate for miles driven for charitable purposes will remain at 14 cents per mile.

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Dec 08, 2017

Social Security Changes 2018 Wage Base to $128,400

On November 27, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,400, not $128,700 as it previously reported on October 13. This is still an increase of $1,200 from $127,200 in 2017. The lower amount is due to approximately 500,000 Forms W-2c (correcting 2016 Forms W-2) submitted to the SSA in late October by a payroll service provider.

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Dec 08, 2017

IRS Anticipates Late Release of 2018 Withholding Tables, Publications

On its December 7 industry payroll call, the IRS stated that several items, including the 2018 federal withholding tables, Form W-4, and Publications 15, 15-A, and 15-B, will be issued later than usual due to the potential enactment of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers should continue to use the 2017 information until the 2018 versions are issued.

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