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Jul 1, 2020

No July 2020 Chapter Meeting

Please note that the OCCAPA does not hold a July meeting.  Our next webinar meeting will be on  Thursday 8/20/2020 3pm – 5pm.    

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Jul 2, 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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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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