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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.

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!

2018 Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference

Registration is now OPEN!

To register, click the following link:  REGISTER HERE!The hotel block price expires this Thursday, 9/20 so, if you need to reserve a hotel room, ACT NOW!

For information on Hotel reservations, click the following link:  HOTEL RESERVATION INFO

Also, don't forget to follow the Statewide Facebook Page for more information on the conference along with updates on events!

Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference Facebook Page



Michigan Statewide 2019 Theme Contest!


Everything is more FUN with a theme, right? Well, it is even MORE fun when YOU came up with the idea!
Announcing the "2019 Create Our Statewide Theme" Contest!


What: Come up with an idea for our Statewide theme for 2019
  • The sky is the limit, so be creative!
  • 2019 is our 30th Statewide……so if you can work that into the theme, BONUS!

When/Where:   All entries are DUE NO LATER THAN Friday, Sept 14th

Entries are to be submitted to Christine Nygaard at

The Statewide Committee will choose a winner from the entries received and the winner will be announced at this year’s Statewide Conference in October!!

What’s in it for me?  The winner will receive a $50 gift card and bragging rights!

Good luck!

 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:

September 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

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





New Michigan Local Income Taxes

Two cities in MI (Benton Harbor and East Lansing) recently voted for implementing new income taxes.  They join 22 other cities in MI that already have local taxes.

Benton Harbor - Effective Jan 1, 2018; 1.0% for Res, 0.5% for Non-Res

East Lansing - Effective Jan 1, 2019; 1.0% for Res, 0.5% for Non-Res

Visit the applicable City website for more information!


MI Child Support Info for Employers

Our speakers from our August meeting provided a number of helpful documents for employers regarding Child Support.  You can access them here:

Lump Sum Bonus Flyer

MiSDU Employer Website Guide

Child Support-Employer Quick Reference

Income Withholding Orders and NMSN


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