About Us

Established in 1982, the American Payroll Association (APA), headquartered in San Antonio, TX, is the nation's leader in payroll education, training, and publications. The nonprofit association conducts more than 300 payroll education conferences and seminars across the country each year and publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters. Every year, nearly 18,000 professionals attend APA training sessions. Representing over 22,000 members, APA is the industry's highly respected, collective voice in Washington, DC.

Click here to see the many benefits that joining the American Payroll Association will bring to you.

Payroll Tax Facts Fast
There are times during the year when you know an important change in federal rules, regulations, or forms is imminent. With APA you will stay ahead of the pack. This Chapter brings you up to date speaker presentations and topics monthly.

  • Do you know what the financial penalties are for failing to file payroll data on magnetic media if your company meets the mandatory qualifications? What the potential penalties are for violations of the Wage and Hour Law enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor? What can happen if your employees are not paid overtime correctly or do not receive their paychecks on time?
  • Do you know what one late pension payment to a union cost?
  • Did you know that close to one-third of the companies in the United States are currently considering acquisition of a new system to process the payroll? And that the research done, the conversion team formed and the choices made could result in saving a company hundreds of dollars each year?

The effective payroll professional saves your company money and exposure to liability by processing the payroll accurately, efficiently and timely. This requires keeping abreast of the technological and legislative trends which have impact on the payroll function and ultimately, the company.

Payroll Professional Status

The greatest benefit of membership is that you have decided to stand up and be counted. When you join APA, your voice and professional status are raised in union. You are an important link in a powerful professional chain. The synergy created through membership and your company's realization of your professional standing profit you and your organization. You make a difference when you join the APA.

American Payroll Association Mission Statement

The American Payroll Association is the professional society for Payroll Professionals. The Association pursues the following objectives:

  1. To increase the Payroll Professional's skill level through education and mutual support.
  2. To obtain recognition for payroll work as practiced in today's business and legislative environments and as a professional discipline.
  3. To represent the Payroll Professional on the federal, state and local level.
  4. To provide public service education on payroll and employment issues.