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Feb 17, 2020

Message from our New President

“Compliance is Mandatory, Therefore Education is Compulsory” While I do not remember where I heard or saw this saying, it stuck out in my mind when I first heard it. I thought, “This is what as Payroll and HR professionals need to be reminded of often”.  It was a main factor in why I became […]

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Feb 20, 2020

Technology is Driving an Unstoppable Shift to On-Demand Pay

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Speaker:  Burke Rice is the Director of Sales for the Western US at rapid! PayCard. Burke brings to his role more than 25 years of sales, sales management, operational oversight, and entrepreneurial experience.

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Feb 21, 2020

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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Feb 21, 2020

 

Feb 21, 2020

Video: An Extra Paycheck in 2020? It’s Likely

BY: William Dunn, CPP | 01/30/20  Courtesy of American Payroll Association

 

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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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Oct 08, 2017

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017.

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Sep 17, 2017

APA Helps Stop California Student Loan Garnishment Bill

In a win for APA, a California bill (S.B. 16) that would have tied student loan garnishment calculations to state and local minimum wage rates was voted down in a state Assembly vote of 38 to 24 in June, although the bill sponsor was given leave to try again later in this session to get the bill passed. APA’s lobbying effort began last February when it informed the Legislature that the proposed calculation method was inherently unfair to California residents.

 

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Sep 10, 2017

California, Virgin Islands Apply for Benefit Cost Rate Add-on Waiver

California and the Virgin Islands have applied to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for a Benefit Cost Rate (BCR; sometimes referred to as Benefit Cost Ratio) add-on waiver by the, deadline. California and the Virgin Islands are on the DOL’s updated list of potential Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) credit reduction states for 2017 [DOL, Potential 2017 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions, rev. July 2017].

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Sep 04, 2017

Court Invalidates DOL’s Overtime Rule

Following up on its preliminary order issued last November, a Texas federal district court has ruled that the DOL’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid.

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