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Apr 24, 2018

2018 CPP/FPC Study Group

2018 CPP/FPC Study Group
Starts April 24th – August 28th 2018
Tuesdays – 6:00 to 8:30 pm

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Apr 24, 2018

2018 OCCAPA Study Group Schedule

April 24, 2018  REGISTRATIONPREPARING FOR THE CPP
May 1, 2018     SECTION 1 THE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP
May 8, 2018     SECTION 2 FEDERAL AND STATE WAGE-HOUR LAWS
May 15, 2018   SECTION 3 (Part 1)TAXABLE AND NONTAXABLE COMPENSATION

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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

May Chapter Meeting:

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Speaker: Marilyn Monahan

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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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Sep 13, 2018

 

Oct 18, 2018

October Chapter Meeting: 401(k) Testing and Audit Requirements

Speaker: Thomas C. Lambert, CLU, ChFC, VP/Senior Consultant & Advisor. Starting his career in the early ’80s, Tom has always served the financial and retirement objectives of small and mid-sized businesses. Tom’s history with WESPAC initially began in 1982, where he became a senior officer and principal by the late ’80s.

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Nov 15, 2018

 

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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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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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