The most comprehensive resource available for payroll professionals. This service provides payroll news, white papers, custom research answers, webinars on the hottest payroll topics, survey and research reports, in addition to access to our Payroll Library™. This subscription is part of the HR & Payroll Resource Center.

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What’s Available

Payroll Library™
Payroll Library™ provides in-depth guidance and regular updates for every area of payroll administration and compliance.

Interactive Forms
Interactive forms give you hundreds of federal and state forms to help you streamline processes, increase accuracy, and boost productivity.

State Gateway
State Gateway offers State Quick Reference Charts, in-depth State & Local Law Summaries you won’t find anywhere else, customizable State Compliance Alerts, and the State Chart Builder.

Custom Research
Custom research answers to your complex payroll questions are available within five business days. You can expect a report including your answer, a short summary of articles reviewed, and an annotated bibliography of internal and external sources. You’ll also learn from others’ questions through our shared network of Q&As.
Our HR and Payroll Webinars offer unlimited access to past and present events that include dynamic presentations from top speakers, helpful live Q&A sessions, and digital downloads. APA RCH Credits included.

Research Surveys and Reports
Research surveys and reports provide trusted metrics and benchmarking data for assessing your payroll function. Reports include the Payroll Department Benchmarks and Analysis Report™, Multistate Payroll Tax Compliance Survey and Report, and more.

Strategic White Papers
Strategic White Papers are designed to provide you with the kind of in-depth single-issue focus you need to become an expert in the subject areas that matter most.

Major Topics Covered

  • Achievement awards and prizes
  • Adoption assistance
  • Canadian Payroll
  • Company cars and travel expenses
  • Computation of taxes
  • Employee records management
  • Employee/employment categories
  • Federal payroll tables and charts
  • Federal per diem rates for meals and lodging
  • Federal tax coverage rules
  • Federal tax returns and deposits
  • FICA and FUTA taxes
  • Garnishment and child support
  • Holidays and leave
  • Independent contractors 
  • Liability issues
  • Laws affecting payroll departments (IRC, FICA, FUTA, FLSA, SCA, COBRA, ERISA, and FMLA)
  • Magnetic media/electronic filing


  • Medical savings accounts
  • Minimum wage and overtime rules
  • Multistate payroll functions
  • New hire reporting
  • New hires: requirements, tax credits, reporting
  • Moving expense rules
  • Payroll practices and procedures
  • Reporting and deposit requirements
  • Social Security benefits
  • Special employee/employment categories (agricultural, domestic, government, salespersons)
  • State and local income tax withholding
  • State disability insurance, laws, and taxes
  • Taxation of cafeteria and 401(k) plans
  • Unemployment insurance, laws, and taxes
  • Wage and benefits
  • Wage-hour laws and rules
  • Wage-payment and wage-deduction laws
  • Withholding of income taxes
  • Workers' compensation