The Detroit Chapter of the American Payroll Association is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to providing educational, communication, and networking opportunities for payroll professionals in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan since 1985.

Meeting Schedule

DATE TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION
May 15-19, 2018 5 Days Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
"Pay Another Day"
American Payroll Association's 36th Annual Congress
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June 21, 2018 5:45-8:00 PM Antonio’s
Cucina
Italiana,
26356 Ford Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48127
Understanding the Facts: Employment Tax  Withholding and reporting employment taxes require accuracy. Sometimes mistakes are made in withholding or reporting the correct amount of wages, tips and taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. These inaccuracies may be discovered during an employment tax audit. An employment tax audit takes one of two forms: a "compliance check" (a perusal of a company's federal employment tax forms and a brief interview centering on the factors the service deems important) or a full audit (an extensive and detailed examination of corporate books and records). When a company receives the IRS notification about the audit, it should in turn notify its CPA firm, which must obtain a clear understanding of the facts and issues relevant to the client's situation. Although such examinations are time-consuming, detailed and costly, taxpayers (and their accountants) can take steps to prepare for, and lessen the impact of, these audits.

Speaker:
Deborah Burton, Share Holder, Plante Moran
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Agenda:
5:45pm - 6:30 pm  network / meal / intro
6:30 - 8 p.m. seminar              

Menu:
Pizza Buffet

Registration:  Members: $25. Non-members: $35. To register for the meeting go to https://apa-detroit-jun-meeting.eventbrite.com .   Registration deadline is 6/15/18. A limited number of late registrations ($5 additional) will be accepted through 6/19/18.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs): This meeting has been approved by the APA for 1.5 RCHs.

Dress Code: Business casual attire.

Questions or special dietary needs:  Tamekia Smith, 248-901-9050.

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July 19, 2018 5:45-8:00 PM Courthouse Grill
41661 Plymouth Rd Plymouth, MI 48170

"Fundamentals and Best Practices for Handling Taxation of Multi-state Employers"
This workshop discusses the handling of state taxes, wage and hour law and garnishments when an employee lives in one state and works in another, or works in two or more states simultaneously.  Includes determining liability as an employer, reciprocal agreements, resident and nonresident taxation, Form W-4 equivalents, state unemployment insurance, wage and hour law requirements and garnishment withholding.

Speaker:
Vicki Lambert, President & Academic Director of the Payroll Advisor
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Agenda:
5:45pm - 6:30 pm  network / meal / intro
6:30 - 8 p.m. seminar              

Menu:
Dinner Buffet

Registration:  Members: $25. Non-members: $35. To register for the meeting go to https://apa-detroit-july-meeting.eventbrite.com .   Registration deadline is 7/13/18. A limited number of late registrations ($5 additional) will be accepted through 7/16/18.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs): We anticipate this meeting will be approved by the APA for 1.5 RCHs.

Dress Code: Business casual attire.

Questions or special dietary needs:  Tamekia Smith, 248-901-9050.

Join us!  Bring a friend!

August 16, 2018 5:45-8:00 PM Granite City
39603 Traditions Drive,
Northville, MI 48168
Mastering Payroll of US Employees Abroad and Aliens in the US: The increase in foreign assignments for U.S. employees and in U.S. assignments for aliens has also had a profound impact on the payroll departments in these companies. The rules governing wage and tax withholding and reporting for such employees are more complex and require a high degree of coordination among payroll, human resources, and benefits. This section provides an explanation of the rules regarding the payroll ramifications of U.S. employees working abroad (expatriates) and aliens working in the U.S., including provisions designed to help these employees avoid double taxation of their income: Taxation, FIT exemptions, Bonafide resident & presence test, FICA, Totalization Agreements, FUTA, Tax Equalization, Hypothetical Tax, Resident and Nonresident Aliens Working in U.S, Inpats, Foreign Housing Exclusion, etc.

Speaker:  Jon Keller of Deloitte

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Menu: BBQ Buffet

Agenda:
5:45pm - 6:30 pm  network / meal / intro
6:30 - 8 p.m. seminar 

Registration:  Members: $25. Non-members: $35. To register for the meeting go to https://apa-detroit-august-meeting.eventbrite.com .   Registration deadline is 8/10/18. A limited number of late registrations ($5 additional) will be accepted through 8/14/18.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs): We anticipate this meeting will be approved by the APA for 1.5 RCHs.

Dress Code: Business casual attire.

Questions or special dietary needs:  Tamekia Smith, 248-901-9050.

Join us!  Bring a friend!

September 21, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm St John's Banquet & Conference Center, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075 Mission Possible - All Day Workshop - Topics Include Leadership, FLSA, Business Traveler Tax Compliance, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and Choosing a System that is More than just Payroll

Speakers:  James Reid, Sonya Stooss, John Halperin, Lisa Wright and Lisa Dorvinen

Menu: Continental Breakfast + Lunch

Agenda:
9:30 am - 4p.m 
1st class starting at 10

Registration: 
Members: $40. Non-members: $50. To register for the meeting go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-possible-all-day-workshop-tickets-45205976292 .   Registration deadline is 9/14/18. A limited number of late registrations ($5 additional) will be accepted through 9/16/18.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs): We anticipate this meeting will be approved by the APA for 5.0 RCHs.

Dress Code: Business casual attire.

Questions or special dietary needs:  Tamekia Smith, 248-901-9050.
October
10 - 12, 2018
2+ DAYS Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac 29th Annual Michigan Statewide Conference
November 15, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm Granite City 39603 Traditions Drive,  Northville, MI 48168 2018 Year End Preparation

Speaker: Howard I Goldman, CPP

Menu: TBD

Agenda:
5:00 pm Arrival & Dinner
5:45 - 8:15 pm Workshop

Registration: 
Members: $25. Non-members: $35. To register for the meeting go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-year-end-preparation-tickets-45207074577Registration deadline is 11/9/18. A limited number of late registrations ($5 additional) will be accepted through 11/13/18.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs): We anticipate this meeting will be approved by the APA for 2.5 RCHs.

Dress Code: Business casual attire.

Questions or special dietary needs:  Tamekia Smith, 248-901-9050.
December 6, 2018 5:45-8:00 PM Southfield Chapter-Sponsored "Member Appreciation Event"  Members will receive an invitation via email.
February, 2019 TBD TBD TBD
March, 2019 TBD TBD TBD
April, 2019 TBD TBD TBD
 
The APA  Detroit Chapter is affiliated with the American Payroll Association, but is an autonomous and independent organization.









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