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Welcome to the West Michigan Chapter of the APA website! 

Lighting the way for Payroll Professionals...

Welcome .... to the site of the West Michigan Chapter of the American Payroll Association. We are dedicated to providing networking and educational opportunities for the payroll professionals of West Michigan. Our members come from all over West Michigan including Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing. Feel free to browse our pages, see who we are, what we're doing, and please contact us if you have any questions.


 WMAPA Logo Contest!  


Have you seen the new APA Logo that was kicked off this year? Well, it’s our turn for a new logo too!

Do you like being creative? Want to have your idea on our website for years to come? Then submit your logo idea starting May 9 through June 12

Click here for details!


2018 Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference Announced!!

Puzzled about Payroll?  Solving Payroll Puzzles is our theme this year and the plans are under way.  Link over to our statewide pages and watch as the details are posted.

In the meantime get your hotel now before it is sold out!

October 10th (Higher Education Roundtable event), 11th, and 12th at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac Hotel

Make your hotel reservation now!!!


Make sure to follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates!  Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference


 New!  WMAPA Monthly Chapter Newsletter is here!

You asked for it, and here it is!

"The Pay Check Times" is our new monthly newsletter that will be sent out to members at the beginning of each month and will also be available via Facebook and LinkedIn.  Check it out!!


Click the links below:

June 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter 

March 2018 Newsletter


Check Us Out on Social Media!

Yep, we're on Facebook and LinkedIn!  Follow our pages for Chapter, APA, legislative and other news and updates.

As always, your feedback is both appreciate and encouraged.  Share your thoughts, ideas and even information that may help your fellow Payroll Professionals on our page whenever you like!  Or, email Christine on what you'd like to

West Michigan APA Facebook Page

West Michigan LinkedIn Page



Having trouble receive meeting notifications and other emails from us?

If you are having trouble receiving mail from your organization, a firewall or spam filtering service is likely the cause of the issue. However, you can white list several domains and IP addresses to ensure safe delivery. Depending on your e-mail service, you may be able to do this yourself, or you may need the assistance of your IT administrator. We recommend white listing the following:

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 If these options don't work you can always put a recurring task in your Outlook to sign up for the monthly APA meeting.  This way you can be sure you aren't missing an important topic.


Law Change Affects Moving, Mileage and Travel Expenses

On May 25th, the IRS provided information to taxpayers and employers about changes to these items related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  For details, click on the below link:

State Separation Notice Requirements

Did you know there are TWELVE states that REQUIRE an Employer give employees either a separation form or Unemployment Documents at separation?

Read more about it from Equifax with the below Listing and web links to each state's documents/website:

Separation Notice Requirement Listing

Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 Released;

Calculator Helps Taxpayers Review Withholding Following New Tax Law

The IRS has released an updated Withholding Calculator on and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following the passage of the Tax Cuts ad Jobs Act in December.

More information is available using the below link:

IRS News Release Link to New Calculator and Form W-4