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Sep 7, 2020

National Payroll Week -September 7 – 11

“America Works Because We’re Working for America.®” The money that payroll professionals collect from employees’ paychecks through the payroll withholding system is vital to the funding of important government programs that keep America working smoothly such as Medicare, the building of federal highways, social security, the U.S. military, and much more.

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Sep 8, 2020

Celebrating NPW – John Valverde, OCCAPA Treasurer

National Payroll Week is the time to recognize and say “Thank You” to the amazing payroll professionals.  We should not only celebrate it because it is something to be extremely proud of, but to show people why this is important and why it is something to be celebrated and definitely something to talk about.  So that is why I am very excited and happy to shower John Valverde with deep appreciation in Celebration of National Payroll Week this year.

 

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Sep 17, 2020

Webinar: September Chapter Meeting: Leading Yourself and Others in Challenging Times

Please note that Registration to this webinar is required for Members only in order to participate in our webinar and will only be available until Thursday 9/17 at 9:00 am.  Non Members will need to register for Membership to the OCCAPA .

Member Registration:
Member:  Free, e-mail your full name to: membership@occapa.com
RCHs:   2 Units

Cecilia Gorman hails from the OC advertising industry where she spent 20+ years in creative management, recruiting and HR. She owns Creative Talent Partners, a training consultancy focused on new and struggling managers and the teams they lead.

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Oct 15, 2020

Webinar – October Chapter Meeting: Avoiding Pandemic Wage & Hour Woes

Please note that Registration to this webinar is required for Members only in order to participate in our webinar and will only be available until Thursday 10/15 at 9:00 am.  Non Members will need to register for Membership to the OCCAPA .

Member Registration:
Member:  Free, e-mail your full name to: membership@occapa.com
RCHs:   2 Units

As the “new” workplace begins to unfold, employers are faced with new challenges both operationally and employee driven. Now that employers have their remote programs up and running and as some employees return to the physical workplace, assessing potential wage and hour pitfalls is paramount.

 

 

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Oct 21, 2020

California Payroll Conference -Virtual! October 21 – 22, 2020

This meeting is going Virtual! Registration is still open. While attending California Payroll Conference, attendees will receive two and a half days of educational workshops that will enhance their payroll career.  Come and enjoy the networking opportunities to connect with industry leaders that you can rely on for immediate solutions to your payroll needs.

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Oct 22, 2020

 

Oct 23, 2020

COVID-19 vs Allergies, Cold & Flu

Know the difference with our helpful symptoms & treatment guide.|
COVID-19 Symptoms
The following may be helpful to treat symptoms: Fever Reducers/Pain Relievers, Cough Remedies
Seek immediate medical attention
if you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19. Possible symptoms could include:

  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
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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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