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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

6/05/2017      Chapter 6   Withholding Taxes
6/12/2017       Chapter 7   Unemployment Insurance
6/19/2017       Chapters 1‐7 Review/Sample Exam
6/26/2017      Chapter 8   Depositing and Reporting Withheld Taxes

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Jul 1, 2017

Happy 4th of July – No Chapter Meeting

The OCCAPA will not have a July Chapter Meeting.  Save the date, Thursday, 8/17/2017 for our August Chapter Dinner Meeting 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Fountain Valley Claim Jumper.

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Aug 17, 2017

August Chapter Dinner Meeting: FSA, HSA, HRA and Other Health Savings Plans

Speaker: Tom Lambert, Wespac. Tom Lambert, CLU, ChFC, Vice-President, Senior Consultant & Advisor, WESPAC. Since the early ’80s, Tom has embraced the vision of multi-financial disciplines in order to better serve the small and mid-sized business owners, traditional to the core of WESPAC’s practice.

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Sep 7, 2017

September Chapter Meeting:

Speaker: Paul Fleck, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud, & Romo. Paul Fleck is the supervising partner of the firm’s private labor and employment practice group. Mr. Fleck represents management exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation and employee relations matters including claims for leave of absence violations; discrimination; wrongful termination; sexual harassment; and wage and hour violations.

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Sep 21, 2017

28th Southern California Payroll Focus Day

28th Southern California Payroll Focus Day – Riding the Payroll Rollercoaster
Some of the great benefits you’ll receive from attending this year’s So Cal Focus Day:

  • 6 RCH’s
  • Great value for your RCH dollars
  • Compliance Updates
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Vendor Fair
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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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Oct 19, 2017

October Chapter Meeting: Creating a Winning Mindset

Speaker: Leisa Reid, Productive Learning and Leisure, LLC.

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Nov 16, 2017

November Chapter Meeting:

Topic:
Speaker:  
Noah Lee, US DOL Wage and Hour Division

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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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