James Paille

James Paille

Jim has been an executive manager in the payroll service industry for over 30 years, specializing in managing multi-location offices. Jim is a member of the APA's Board of Directors and National Speakers Bureau, and chairs the CPP Certification Review Panel. He holds a BS in Accounting from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Jim has been married for 34 years to his wife, Alice. He enjoys golf and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

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Payroll Rates for 2018

It’s time once again to post the federal limits that payroll professionals need — this time, for 2018. We expect changes to be frequent, and this year may end up with very different results; however, this information is accurate as of the writing date of this article (January 2, 2018). Also, this year’s limits may … Read More

Minimum Wage Changes for 2018

Several states and localities have announced minimum wage changes for 2018. Twenty-seven states — plus Washington, D.C. — index their minimum wages to rise automatically with the cost of living. More states will index minimum wage increases annually, starting in the following years, like: Minnesota (2018), Michigan (2019) and Vermont (2019). The following charts show … Read More

Recharge your payroll skills on per diems

Per diems are a great way to control travel and entertainment expenses — and both small and large companies take advantage of this program. The federal government and all states have three systems to compensate employees for per diems. Using per diems not to exceed federal rules are a worry-free, documentation-free way for employers to … Read More

EFTPS email system is live

In 2012, the IRS initiated Rev. Proc. 2012-32. This ruling made it mandatory for all payroll service providers (PSP) to inform their clients — initially upon contract and at least every quarter — that they are filing returns and/or paying taxes on behalf of the clients. The PSP were supposed to encourage their clients to … Read More