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Apr 24, 2017

2017 CPP/FPC Study Group

2017 CPP/FPC Study Group
Starts April 24th – August 14th 2017
Mondays – 5:30 to 7:30 pm

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Apr 24, 2017

2017 OCCAPA Study Group Schedule

4/24/2017 Chapter 1 REGISTRATION/ORIENTATION ‐ The Employer/Employee Relationships
5/01/2017 Chapter 2 Federal and State Wage and Hour Laws
5/08/2017 Chapter 3 PART 1 ‐ Taxable and Non‐Taxable Compensation
5/15/2017 Chapter 3 PART 2 ‐ Taxable and Non‐Taxable Compensation
5/22/2017 Chapter 4 Health, Accident and Retirement Benefits
5/31/2017 Chapter 5 Paying the Employee (Wednesday Class due to Monday Holiday)

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May 16, 2017

American Payroll Association Congress: Payroll Rocks the World

Did you know there are…
Over 26 great reasons to attend Congress this year? Register by April 18 and save $50.00.

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May 18, 2017

May Chapter Meeting: Child Support Orders

Speaker: Saida Lopez, Department of Child Support Services

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Jun 14, 2017

June Chapter Breakfast Meeting: Health Care Compliance Issues You Need to Know About

Speaker: Marilyn Monahan, Monahan Law Office. Marilyn A. Monahan is the owner of the Monahan Law Office in Marina del Rey. Marilyn focuses her practice on advising employers, health plans, and consultants on compliance with employee benefit and insurance laws, including ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, and COBRA.

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Oct 12, 2017

2017 California Payroll Conference

The 2017 California Payroll Conference is going south! Please join us October 12 and 13th at the Sheraton Park Hotel, in beautiful Anaheim, CA. This year we will have exciting new topics that will cover critical payroll statutory updates, hot new trends in payroll best practices, and the ever evolving world of global payroll.

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What's New

Jan 17, 2016

2016 State Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Bases

State unemployment insurance taxes are based on a percentage of the taxable wages an employer pays. The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) requires that each state’s taxable wage base must at least equal the FUTA wage base of $7,000 per employee, although most states’ wage bases exceed the required amount.

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Jan 17, 2016

IRS Extends ACA Reporting Due Dates

This notice is relevant to organizations who are considered an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) – employing 50 or more full-time U.S. employees, including full-time equivalents – as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

On December 28, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-4 extending the Form 1094-C and 1095-C due dates for both furnishing to individuals and filing with the IRS.

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Jan 17, 2016

2016 Supplemental Wage Tax Rates

Employees are often paid special or irregular types of payments in addition to their regular wages, such as overtime pay, bonuses, and commissions. These payments are classified as “supplemental wages” and are often taxed at a flat rate for federal and state income tax withholding.

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Jan 17, 2016

2016 California Minimum Wage

Although there are some exceptions, almost all employees in California must be paid the minimum wage as required by state law. Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour.

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Jan 17, 2016

Legislative Updates

  • Qualified Transportation Fringes for 2016 are as follows; $255 per month for “qualified parking” (up from $250 in 2015) and $130 per month for “transportation in a commuter highway vehicle and any transit pass” (unchanged from 2015).
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Jan 17, 2016

Legislative Changes – CA

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

The 2016 SDI tax rate, which includes Disability Insurance (DI) is 0.9 percent (0.09).
The SDI taxable wage limit is $106,742 per employee, per year. This results in a maximum SDI tax withholding of $960.68 per employee per year.

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Jan 17, 2016

Legislative Changes – CA

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

The UI taxable wage limit for 2016 is $7,000 per employee, per year.
The UI tax rate for new employers is 3.4% (.034) for up to three years.

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Jan 17, 2016

Employer Reporting: Final 2015 Instructions and Forms Issued

Employers with at least 50 full-time employees (“FTEs”) (including full-time equivalent employees) in the prior calendar year (referred to as Applicable Large Employers (“ALEs”)) must comply with new reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) beginning with calendar year 2015.
Recently, the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C were issued along with instructions.

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Dec 10, 2015

2016 Withholding Tables Released

The IRS has released Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2016 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. The tables included in Notice 1036, along with the 2016 wage-bracket withholding tables, will appear in IRS Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide, will be published later.

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