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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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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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