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American Payroll Association (APA) Basic Guide to Payroll, 2018 Edition

American Payroll Association (APA) Basic Guide to Payroll, 2018 Edition

By Joanne Mitchell-George , Delores Risteau


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The 2018 Edition of American Payroll Association (APA) Basic Guide to Payroll is an invaluable resource that helps you stay up to date, answer employees’ questions, and train your staff. 

Payroll professionals need to be 100 percent compliant with a host of legislative and regulatory requirements. The 2018 Edition of American Payroll Association Basic Guide to Payroll delivers plain-English explanations of payroll laws and regulations you need to deal with these uncertainties, as well as what we know Payroll will face in 2018:

  • Accelerated due date to submit Forms W-2 to SSA
  • Higher salary requirements for employees to be exempt from overtime
  • Increased penalties for FLSA violations
  • 2017 indexed amounts for benefits and pensions
  • New regulations eliminating automatic extension to file Form W-2
  • Update on certified professional employee organizations
  • A new de minimis safe harbor for Forms W-2
  • New per diem rates for 2018

Here are just some of the challenges payroll professionals face in 2018:

  • Increased concern by the IRS about tax-related identity theft and refund fraud is affecting employers
  • New regulations for white-collar employees may affect how and what you pay employees
  • The Department of Labor (DOL) has concluded that most workers are employees, impacting how you may have classified independent contractors in the past
  • Plus, you never know what else the IRS, Congress, and the courts have in store for Payroll
Last Updated 02/13/2018
Update Frequency Published annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781454884408
SKU 10045224-7777
Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Payroll
  • What’s New in Payroll for 2018
  • How to Save Time and Trouble Filing the 2017 Form W-2
  • How to Manage Payroll and HR Data
  • Withholding Taxes From Gross Pay
  • Nontax Deductions From Gross Pay
  • How to Pay Employees
  • FICA and Income Tax Deposits and Returns
  • Federal and State Unemployment Taxes
  • Payroll Advantages—And Pitfalls—of Hiring Workers Who Are Not Your Employees
  • How to Comply with Federal and State Wage-Hour Laws
  • Payroll Technology
  • Payroll Accounting
  • APPENDIX A Fingertip Guide to Benefits
  • APPENDIX B Directory of State and Federal Agencies
  • APPENDIX C 2018 Federal Payroll Tax Calendar
  • APPENDIX D The 2018 Federal Per Diem Rates
  • APPENDIX E Employer’s Tax Guides
  • APPENDIX F Glossary
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