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August 2017 Newsletter

 

 

                  Volume 2017                                                                                                    P.O.Box 131

                  Issue 5                                                                                                               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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Government Liaison Corner

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9 and Instructions

On July 17, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released revised versions of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and its instructions [USCIS, What’s New, Revised Form I-9 Now Available, 7-17-17]. Through September 17, employers may use the revised version or continue using the previous Form I-9 (Rev. 11/14/16 N). On September 18, employers must use the revised form (Rev. 07/17/17 N). The revised form and instructions are available on USCIS’s website. Updated instructions include:

  • The reference to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has been updated to reflect the office’s new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.

  • Where the instructions stated that certain actions had to be completed no later than “the end of the first day of employment,” the words “the end of” have been removed.

     

    Updates to the List C Document include:

  • Form FS-240, The Consular Report of Birth Abroad, has been added to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.

  • All state department issued certifications of report of birth (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) have been included in selection C #2 in List C.

  • All List C documents except the social security card have been renumbered.

     

    On July 11, USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register delaying the effective date of the changes involving the new entrepreneur parole rule to March 14, 2018 [F.R. 31887, 7-11-17]. On or before that date, USCIS expects to release an updated version of the Form I-9 to accommodate changes made by the entrepreneur parole rule which will change the description of certain List A documents. The terms “nonimmigrant alien” and “alien’s nonimmigrant” will be replaced by “individual,” and in List A item 5.(b)(2) the words “or parole” will be added after “status.”

     

     

    Senate Unveils Draft of Bill to Replace Affordable Care Act

On June 22, Senate leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of the bill to replace many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) is intended to stay within the constraints of the budget reconciliation process just like its counterpart (House Bill American Health Care Act of 2017passed on May 4). The new bill could pass with the approval of only 50 Senators (the Vice President could cast the tie-breaking vote). The BCRA provisions have to be budget related and can’t increase the deficit for any period beyond the budget reconciliation period (usually 10 years). These restrictions greatly limit the extent to which the bill can actually “repeal and replace” the ACA.

 

Some of the key provisions included in the BCRA include:

    · Eliminate the Individual Mandate Beginning with the 2016 Tax Year

    · Eliminate the Employer Mandate Beginning with the 2016 Tax Year

    · Repeal the Net Investment Income Tax

    · Recapture Excess Payments of Advance Premium Tax Credits

    · Repeal the Health Insurance Tax

    · Further Delay Implementation of the Cadillac Tax until 2026

    · Retain Premium Tax Credits, but Change Them

    · Reduce Federal Funding for Medicaid

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CIAPA Chapter News

Our Statewide conference is Friday October 6, 2017, see attached poster for more information!

 

 

 

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

August

N/A

N/A 

No Meeting in August

 September

August 30 

Cub Club Restaurant 

Payroll Celebration

October

 October 6

Prairie Meadows

Statewide Conference

 

 

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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                                                                            Casie Lange

         Kum & Go                                                                                 UnityPoint Health

        515-226-6526                                                                                

         secretary@centraliowaapa.org                                                treasurer@centraliowaapa.org

 

GOVERNMENT LIAISON OFFICER                                                 MEMBERSHIP

         Carol Fisher                                                                              Samantha Skogerboe

         ChildServe Inc                                                                         Accumold

        515-727-1484                                                                             

         glo@centraliowaapa.org                                                          membership@centraliowaapa.org  

 

HOSPITALITY                                                                                    EDUCATION 

         Debby Haning, CPP                                                                  Kelsi Vander Meiden

        Vermeer                                                                                      Vermeer

         641-621-8825                                                                            641-621-8144

        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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