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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.

“Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Updates & Reminders” webinar – Save money by avoiding errors

The IRS and SSA are providing a FREE webinar on employment tax updates and reminders...topics include:
•Paycheck Checkup: federal withholding and W-4 update
•Identity theft and tax related scams & schemes
•Transcript changes
•Information Security Policy requirements and how to respond to and recover from a data breach
•Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
•Tax reform changes to transportation fringe benefits
•Navigating the IRS website, including the Payroll Tax Center and Tax Cuts & Jobs Act resources

•Business Services Online – What it is and how to register
W-2 Online
•Filing Forms W-2 Electronically (EFW2) and by paper
•The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS)
•New: W-2C Online & W-2C wage file upload

Sign up for Tues, Dec 4th HERE

2018 Statewide Payroll Conference is in the Books!

THANK YOU to all who were able to attend, whether as an attendee, vendor, speaker or volunteer.  It was a wonderful few days and we are excited for what is to come for 2019!

Check out the link below to our Statewide Conference Facebook Page to see all the fun from Conference.

Michigan Statewide Payroll Conference Facebook Page


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:

November 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

June 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




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!!


New W-4 form DELAYED

The IRS issued a statement on Form W-4 stating that the new version of the form will be delayed until 2020; however a new 2019 version will be available in the coming weeks which will be similar to the current 2018 version.  IRS strongly recommends having employees do a "Paycheck Checkup" by using the calculator on their website.

Read More on the Notice HERE!!


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