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June 2017  

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Central Iowa Chapter APA

June 2017 Newsletter

 

 

                  Volume 2017                                                                                                    P.O.Box 131

                  Issue 4                                                                                                               Des Moines, IA 50301

 

Our Mission Statement

 

The Central Iowa Chapter of the American Payroll Association is dedicated to providing information and education, support and networking opportunities to professionals involved in all aspects of payroll through our meetings, our newsletters, and our website.  The Chapter strives to be a respected, essential and effective partner in the business community and to provide support to the national American Payroll Association. 

 

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Our Mission

Share your ideas, experiences and knowledge with chapter members thru the newsletter.  Your knowledge is valuable - please email your articles to Newsletter Chair at newsletter@centraliowaapa.org anytime you learn something that would benefit your peers in payroll. 

 

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Letter from the President

A very big thank you to our outgoing board members Susan Fergesen, Barb Craig and Emily Van Kley. You all have done so much work for our chapter and I appreciate everything you have done.  I would like to congratulate our new incoming board members, Casie Lange, Sam Skogerboe and Kelsi Vander Meiden.  I look forward to working with you as well as our current board members.  We will make this year great!

Please remember to put Statewide on your calendar for October 6th.  More details to follow as we will be meeting next week.  If your company is able to provide any door prizes/giveaways for Statewide, please contact me at president@centraliowaapa.org.

Thank you for all you do!

Tori Worley, CPP

CIAPA President

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Government Liaison Corner

House Passes Legislation to Repeal, Replace the ACA

On May 4, the House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017. If enacted, the AHCA would effectively repeal and replace many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The full text of the bill and its amendments are available on the House’s website. Payroll-related provisions of the AHCA would include:

  • Eliminate the employer and individual mandates

  • Revise employer reporting

  • Require insurer reporting

  • Repeal the Additional Medicare Tax

  • Allow reimbursements for over-the-counter medications

  • Eliminate FSA contribution limits

  • Increase HSA contribution limits

  • Reduce penalties for HSA and MSA distributions

Delay the “Cadillac tax”

Despite passing in the House of Representatives, the AHCA still faces an uncertain future. The bill must be passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Trump before it can take effect.

 

IRS Withholding Calculator for Employees

Events – like a change in marital status – during the year may change the exemptions, adjustments, deductions or credits a taxpayer expects to claim on next year’s return. Employees can use the IRS’s online Withholding Calculator to figure and then adjust their withholding by filling out a new Form W-4. Taxpayers who do not have taxes withheld from their pay or don’t have enough tax withheld, may need to make estimated tax payments.

 

IRS Rejects e-Filed Forms 941, Schedule B Because of Mismatches

The IRS has rejected a significant number of first quarter 2017 electronically filed Forms 941 Schedule B because the total tax liability did not match Form 941, Line 12. The IRS updated Form 941 and Schedule B for the qualified research small business payroll tax credit, which caused the line numbers to change on Form 941. Previously, Form 941, Line 10, had to match Schedule B. 

 

IRS Announces New Address for Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments

The IRS announced an updated address for the Social Security Administration (SSA) on May 12 (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p957.pdf). The new address (below) replaces the address provided on page 2 of Publication 957.

Social Security Administration

Attn: DTPS Back Pay Staff

03-A-10

6100 Wabash Ave

Baltimore, MD 21215

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CIAPA Chapter News

Central Iowa Chapter of the American Payroll Association

 

Meeting Minutes

 

June 22, 2017   5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Payroll Association was held at The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

 

President, Tori Worley called the business meeting to order and introduced our speaker, Debby Haning and Cheri Klyn from Vermeer (filling in for Mike Kraft from Vermeer). Debby and Cheri spoke on cybersecurity.

 

Officers were introduced.

Secretary – Gayle Mitchell absent

 

Hospitality – Debby Haning

 

Education – Emily Van Key, absent

 

Treasurer, Susan Fergesen, absent

 

Membership - Barb Craig, absent

 

NPW/Community Development - Gayla Nesbit

 

Nominations - Cheri Klyn

 

Newsletter – Angela Alsum

Government Liaison, Carol Fisher

 

 

 

Officer reports:

 

Treasurer, Susan Fergesen – no report.

Secretary, Gayle Mitchell – no report.

 

Government Liaison - Carol Fisher discussed a new web address for the Social Security Administration and some 941’s have been rejected due to line 12 not matching schedule B.

 

Hospitality - Debby Haning reported there will be no meetings in July or August, but our next meeting will be in September for National Payroll Week. Date and location TBD. Statewide will be October 6 at Prairie Meadows.

 

Education, Emily Van Key – absent, but please send educational topics to education@centraliowaapa.org

 

Membership, Barb Craig – active members = 134

 

NPW/Community Development - Gayla Nesbit thanked everyone who gave to the ARL for our spring community development activity. She reported that the National Payroll Week will be September 4-8 this year and the APA has a survey about getting paid open to everyone with a new prize this year, go to their website for details. National also has a Money Matters curriculum that can be done with high schoolers to inform them about their paychecks.

 

Nominations - Cheri Klyn collected the ballots, counted them and reported the new officers, President – Tori Worley, Treasurer – Casie Lange, Government Liaison – Carol Fisher, Membership – Samantha Skogerboe, Newsletter – Angela Alsum and Education – Kelsi Vander Meiden.

 

Newsletter, Angela Alsum –

 

Vice President, Deanne O’Hollearn – absent

 

No life changes or changes to the prior minutes. No new business.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 - submitted by Angela Alsum.

 

 

New 2017-2019 Board Members Announced

 

The 2017 CIAPA chapter election was held during the June 22nd, 2017 chapter meeting. The membership elected the following individuals to serve a two-year term on the board. Congratulations are in order for the following members:

President............................................... Tori Worley

Treasurer................................................ Casie Lange

Government Liaison Officer.................... Carol Fisher

Membership Chair ................................. Samantha Skogerboe

Education .............................................. Kelsi Vander Meiden

Newsletter Communications.................. Angela Alsum

Special thanks to our outgoing board members Susan Fergesen, Barb Craig and Emily Van Kley as well as our current and returning board members for all the time and effort they have generously given to our chapter during their period in office.

Cheri Klyn, CPP

Nominations Chair 2016-2018  

 

 

 

Please remember to check out the job postings under the classifieds section of our website. There are currently 2 postings. Whether you’re looking for yourself or you know someone who is searching, please refer to www.centraliowaapa.org frequently as we post job openings for 30 days. There are currently postings for Payroll Administrator and Administrative Assistant.

 

 

The 2017 Virtual Congress was held on May 24 & 25. The Virtual Congress is now free for download for all National APA members! Non-members and colleagues can listen to the on-demand education for $254 (which includes a one year membership to the APA). Up to 15 RCHs can be earned!

 

Our Statewide conference has been set for Friday October 6, 2017, more information to come!

 

 

 

The next CPP/FPC study group will begin February 8th, 2018. The class will be using the 2017 Payroll Source as the study guide. If you have more questions, please contact Sara Stafford, CPP at 515-313-4251 or sara.stafford@efcoforms.com

 

 

 

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Upcoming Meetings & Education

 Central Iowa Chapter Meeting Schedule

Month

           Day/Date

Location

Topic/Speaker

July

N/A

N/A 

No Meeting in July

 August

N/A 

N/A 

No Meeting in July 

September

TBD 

TBD 

Payroll Celebration

 

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Board Members

 

PRESIDENT                                                                                       VICE PRESIDENT                                                

         Tori Worley                                                                                Deanne O'Hollearn, CPP

         Kum & Go                                                                                 Principal Financial Group

         515-457-6205                                                                            515-235-1122

         president@centraliowaapa.org                                                vicepresident@centraliowaapa.org     

              

SECRETARY                                                                                      TREASURER 

         Gayle Mitchell                                                                            Susan Fergesen, CPP

         Kum & Go                                                                                Pioneer Hi Bred Intl                              

         515-226-6526                                                                             515-535-4204   

         secretary@centraliowaapa.org                                                treasurer@centraliowaapa.org

 

GOVERNMENT LIAISON OFFICER                                                 MEMBERSHIP

         Carol Fisher                                                                              Barbara Craig

         ChildServe Inc                                                                     Hamilton Juffer & Associates                                                            

         515-727-1484                                                                          515-245-3720   

         glo@centraliowaapa.org                                                          membership@centraliowaapa.org  

 

HOSPITALITY                                                                                    EDUCATION 

         Debby Haning, CPP                                                                  Emily Van Kley          

         Vermeer                                                                                      Floden

         641-621-8825                                                                                                          

         hospitality@centraliowaapa.org                                              education@centraliowaapa.org

 

NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS                                              NOMINATIONS 

         Angela Alsum, CPP                                                                  Cheri Klyn, CPP

         Vermeer                                                                                     Vermeer

         641-621-7828                                                                            641-621-7253

         newsletter@centraliowaapa.org                                             nominations@centraliowaapa.org

          

NPW/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT                                            PAST PRESIDENT 

         Gayla Nesbit                                                                             Debby Hauk                                                   

         EMC Insurance                                                                         UnityPoint Health    

         515-345-2077                                                                           515-241-3733                                                  

         communitydev@centraliowaapa.org

 

 

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