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Jan 1, 2018

2018 OCCAPA Membership Registration

OCCAPA tracks memberships on a calendar year basis.

Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018
$150 Corporate – National Non Member**
$40 per each additional Corporate Member – National Non Member**

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Mar 12, 2018

Capital Summit

The APA’s Capital Summit puts attendees on the leading edge of payroll compliance. Government insiders present the latest and still-developing payroll legislative and regulatory issues that impact payroll operations.

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Mar 15, 2018

March Chapter Dinner Meeting: Paycards: Generational Trends Shaping the Future of Worker Pay

Speaker:  George Mavrantzas joined the Global Cash Card team in September of 2009.  He has over 18 years in the prepaid industry with the last 12 years specifically in paycards. Prior to Global Cash Card, George held several senior level positions at firms including Powertel, T-Mobile, ITC Financial Services, & Incomm.

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Apr 19, 2018

April Chapter Meeting:

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Speaker:  Kristen Deazeley, IRS 

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May 15, 2018

2018 American Payroll Association’s 36th Annual Congress

Special Offer $50 off the full registration price when you register by April 18, 2018. Celebrate innovation, resilience, and compliance at the 2018 Annual Congress. Engaging, insightful education, first-class speakers, and the world’s largest payroll, accounts payable, and finance expo make the American Payroll Association’s Annual Congress a must-attend event for all payroll professionals.

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May 17, 2018

 

Jun 20, 2018

June Chapter Breakfast Meeting:

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Speaker:  Rosanna Santana, USDOL

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Jul 1, 2018

Happy 4th of July – No Chapter Meeting

The OCCAPA will not have a July Chapter Meeting.  Save the date, Thursday, 8/16/2018 for our August Chapter Dinner Meeting 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Fountain Valley Claim Jumper.

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Aug 16, 2018

August Chapter Dinner Meeting:

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Speaker: Anne Wrye, CPP, Orange County Department of Education. Anne is a member of the OCCAPA. Anne has been a payroll professional with the Orange County Department of Education for many years.

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What's New

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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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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