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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 23, 2019

Free Webinar -Shining a Bright Light on Shadow Payrolls

When sending employees abroad on foreign assignments, employers must deal with certain logistical complexities such as reporting of housing or cost of living allowances, payrolls operating in two jurisdictions, net pay in multiple currencies, expatriate-specific tax laws, and employer-provided tax payments.

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Apr 02, 2017

IRS Issues 2017 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The 2017 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, and the 2017 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3, have been released by the IRS. A new Box 12 Code FF has been added to Form W-2.

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Apr 02, 2017

ACA Replacement Legislation Withdrawn

On March 24, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed and replaced many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was removed from consideration by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. The proposed legislation contained several payroll-related provisions. It is unclear whether Congress will attempt further changes to the ACA. Employers should continue to comply with the requirements of the ACA.

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Jan 14, 2017

Business Standard Mileage Rate Decreases to 53.5¢ in 2017

The IRS has announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2017, will be 53.5 cents per mile, down 0.5 cents from the 54 cents-per-mile rate in effect during 2016 [Notice 2016-79, released 12-13-16].

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Jan 14, 2017

USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 and Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated November 14, 2016) by January 22, 2017.

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Jan 14, 2017

Employers Should Start Planning for Upcoming Minimum Wage and Minimum Salary Increases

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3, raising California’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 (“SB 3”). Increases to the minimum wage begin January 1, 2017, when the minimum wage will rise to $10.50 per hour with increases scheduled through 2022. – See more at: http://aalrr.com/publications/alerts/qp/california-employers-should-start-planning-for-upcoming-minimum-wage-and-mi#sthash.pbP38aXO.dpuf

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Dec 08, 2016

Year End Check List

Audit, Audit, Audit (Employee Addresses, Social Security #s, W-4s)
Prepare Holiday Schedule for 2017
Prepare Payroll Schedule for 2017, keeping in mind Bank & Company Holidays (attach a copy to last paycheck for all employees)

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Dec 08, 2016

6 Tips for Payroll Employees to Improve Productivity

If you find yourself consistently facing a deluge of data, with several payroll reports due in a short amount of time, there’s a better strategy than wishing for more time or habitually working overtime. The optimal approach is to boost your productivity at work.

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