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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.


2018 Tax Return Questions-IRS and APA team up to Help!

The APA and IRS have teamed up to create a joint communication for employees/employers on reminders of the tax changes that took effect in 2018 and that it could impact tax returns.

This is a good tool to distribute to employees or hang in the breakroom. You can view it here:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5330.pdf


New MIWAM Website

For Companies who currently utilize MIWAM, please note their web address has changed recently!  The new link is:

https://miwam.unemployment.state.mi.us/EmpMiWAM/_/


New Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Laws Have Been Passed!

MI Govenor Snyder has signed 2 laws; one which modifies minimum wage and one regarding paid sick leaven legislation.  These are effective as of March 29, 2019.

**Minimum wage will raise to $9.45 effective when the law goes into effect and an additional increase schedule has been created through 2030

**Paid Medical Leave will be applicable to all employers with 50 or more employees

For more information, please visit:  https://millerjohnson.com/publication/michigan-minimum-wage-and-paid-medical-leave-update/

 


BREAKING NEWS!

1095B/C Deadline Extended!

On Nov 29th, the IRS extended the deadline for Forms 1095B or 1095C to be distributed from Jan 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019.  Read more about it here:

ACA 1095 Deadline Extended for 2019


 

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:

January 2019 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

September 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 see....cnygaard@ufpi.com

West Michigan APA Facebook Page

West Michigan LinkedIn Page


 

 

 

New on IRS.GOV - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:  A comparison for businesses

The TCJA changed a great many things such as deductions, expension, tax credits and other items that affect businesses.  The IRS has created a new resource on their website that shows a side by side comparions to help business understand the changes and plan for them accordingly.  See the Chart here:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-a-comparison-for-businesses


IRS Advises to Plan NOW to use Health Flexible Spending $$ in 2019

Now is the time to remind eligible employees to begin planning to take full advantage of their ERs Health Flexible spending $$ (FSA) during 2019.Employees wishing to contribute during the new year must make this choice again for 2019, even if they contributed in 2018.  Read more about it here:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-plan-now-to-use-health-flexible-spending-arrangements-in-2019


SAVE THE DATE!! 2019 Michigan Statewide Conference Announced!

October 16-18, 2019 @ Firekeepers Resort and Casino in Battle Creek, MI

"Party Like it's 1989 - 30 Years of Perfecting Payroll"

Join us for some '80's fun!!

 


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