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Sep 15, 2018

CPP – APA Spring, 2019 Exam

The CPP is an advanced credential for those with payroll knowledge and experience.
Certification Exam Application
A Certified Payroll Professional candidate must complete an application to take the CPP exam. The APA’s Certification Department must approve the application before the candidate can register for the exam. The APA’s CPP Committee reserves the right to audit applications to verify applicant eligibility.

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Jan 1, 2019

2019 OCCAPA Membership Registration

OCCAPA tracks memberships on a calendar year basis.  Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019
Individual: $70 Non National APA Member     $60 National APA Member
$150 Corporate – National Non Member**
$40 per each additional Corporate Member – National Non Member**
$140 Corporate – National Member with Member ID #*
$30 per each additional Corporate Member – National Member with Member ID #*

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Jan 23, 2019

Free Webinar -Shining a Bright Light on Shadow Payrolls

When sending employees abroad on foreign assignments, employers must deal with certain logistical complexities such as reporting of housing or cost of living allowances, payrolls operating in two jurisdictions, net pay in multiple currencies, expatriate-specific tax laws, and employer-provided tax payments.

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Mar 06, 2018

2018 Pension Plan Limits Not Affected by Tax Reform Law

The IRS has announced that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s (TCJA; Pub. L. 115-97) new formula for calculating inflation adjustments under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) using the Chained CPI-U do not affect the tax year 2018 dollar limitations for retirement plans the agency released last October. The IRS announced limitations for tax year 2018 in IRS Notice 2017-64

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Mar 06, 2018

IRS has released the 2018 Form W-4

The IRS has released the 2018 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, and an updated version of its Withholding Calculator. Both the form and the calculator have been revised to reflect changes in the tax law made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115-97).

 

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Feb 06, 2018

2018 Standard Mileage Rates After Federal Tax Reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA; Pub. L. 115-97) suspends the deduction for miles driven for moving purposes for tax years 2018 through 2025. This means that all job-related moving expenses paid by the employer to or on behalf of the employee are taxable, whether for mileage or any other expense.

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Jan 17, 2018

CA Notice to Employees (DE 35)

The form Notice to Employees (DE 35) has been made obsolete.  Please disregard the information referenced on page 5, step 3, and page 79 of the 2017 California Employer’s Guide

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Jan 17, 2018

IRS Releases Withholding Tables

On January 11, the IRS released Notice 1036. All of the withholding allowance amounts have increased, the optional flat rate for supplemental wages up to and including $1 million has decreased to 22%, the mandatory flat rate for supplemental wages over $1 million has decreased to 37%, and the backup withholding rate has decreased to 24%. Employers are encouraged to implement the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018.

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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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