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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 27, 2019

December 2018 Breakfast Chapter Meeting

What a fun morning we had at our December Breakfast Chapter Meeting. We had an incredible time and learned a lot of new and very useful information.

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Feb 21, 2019

February Chapter Meeting: Common Wage and Hour Mistakes for California Employers

Speaker:  Jonathan Fraser Light, Light Gabler Law Firm. Jon Light has over 30 years of employment law experience and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “SuperLawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine.

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Mar 2, 2019

Preparation for CPP and FPC Exam – Spring Boot Camp

The OCCAPA Boot Camp is a 1 day session to help prepare for the CPP or FPC exam. The session includes a complete practice exam and a thorough review of the questions and answer.
8:00 am‐4:30 pm Care Ambulance Service, Inc. 1517 W. Braden Ct, Orange, CA 92868

Early bird special – special price at checkout for OCCAPA Members – ONLY $100 If you register online by Friday Feb. 22nd.
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What's New

Dec 08, 2017

Social Security Changes 2018 Wage Base to $128,400

On November 27, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,400, not $128,700 as it previously reported on October 13. This is still an increase of $1,200 from $127,200 in 2017. The lower amount is due to approximately 500,000 Forms W-2c (correcting 2016 Forms W-2) submitted to the SSA in late October by a payroll service provider.

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Dec 08, 2017

IRS Anticipates Late Release of 2018 Withholding Tables, Publications

On its December 7 industry payroll call, the IRS stated that several items, including the 2018 federal withholding tables, Form W-4, and Publications 15, 15-A, and 15-B, will be issued later than usual due to the potential enactment of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers should continue to use the 2017 information until the 2018 versions are issued.

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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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