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Dec 3, 2019

2020 OCCAPA Membership Registration

OCCAPA tracks memberships on a calendar year basis.  Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020
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

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Dec 6, 2019

Vote for our 2020-2021 Board Members

The Chapter will hold elections of Officers and Board Members in November/December every other year to be effective January 1st of the following year.

Voting: December 2, 2019 to December 6, 2019

 

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Dec 7, 2019

Year End Check List – It’s that time of the Year again!! Some useful tips:

Audits should start early November…  so that you have enough time to fix before last payroll of the year.

  • Create 2020 Payroll Calendar & Holiday Schedule
  • Review W-2 Data (SSN, Address) before final print
  • Complete a W-4 Audit, verifying state
  • Complete a WC Code Classification Audit
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Dec 11, 2019

Bring Your Boss to our December Chapter Breakfast Meeting: Hot Topics, Withholding Calculator info that was shared at the APA Fall outreach

Please note a Wednesday date

Speaker:  Lisa Hamilton, IRS.  Join Lisa Hamilton, and bring your boss as we enjoy a great meeting with an informative topic and lots of door prizes! Be sure to register early to save your spot!

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Dec 11, 2019

Lisa Hamilton, IRS.  Lisa is a Stakeholder Liaison with the IRS. – Speaker – December Breakfast Meeting

Speaker:  Lisa Hamilton, IRS.  Lisa Hamilton is a Stakeholder Liaison in the Communication & Liaison Division Business/Self Employed Division.

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Dec 12, 2019

Avoid 2020 Form W-4 Anxiety and Disruption of Your Payroll Department

This 2-part webinar will examine the significant changes to the 2020 Form W-4 and will provide answers to your questions. The class is taught by Michael O’Toole, Esq., In-House Counsel and Government Relations/Editorial Advisor for the American Payroll Association, and original author of The Payroll Source®.  Courtesy of the APA.

 

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Dec 13, 2019

No January 2020 Chapter Meeting

Please note that the OCCAPA does not hold a January meeting. The first 2020 meeting will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020.  Please check back again to see our 2020 Events Page and Calendar.  See you in 2020.

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What's New

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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