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June 20 Chapter Meeting

June 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

Meeting Location: Waterford Fair Oaks

Meeting Registration: 8:00 AM

Sponsor: Ultimate Software

RCHs: 1.5

Topic: Tax Reform

The tax code overhaul has brought many changes for payroll professionals in 2018. A big change involved adjustments to federal income tax brackets and Form W-4 withholding rules. The law also changed some benefits that involve payroll. Many questions have been answered, but many remain. Some states with income taxes have made changes to account for the new federal law as well. And while withholding methods did not tangibly change for 2018 during the one-year transition period allowed under the law, we can expect the 2019 withholding methods to be much different.   

Educational Objectives:

  • Review federal tax changes and the existing guidance for 2018
  • Discuss what benefits that impact payroll have changed, and what benefits haven’t changed
  • Provide an outline of what IRS may do the second half of 2019 on the tax code overhaul


Speaker: Mike Baer

Michael Baer, the managing editor of Payroll Library, Payroll Decision Support Network and International Payroll Decision Support Network, has been with Bloomberg Tax, previously BNA, since 1990 and has spent his entire time there covering payroll and HR issues.  In 1998, he received recognition as a Special Friend to the payroll community from the American Payroll Association.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Tax, Michael gained experience in payroll and human resources with Marriott, and later was the personnel manager for the Shanghai Hilton.

He lives with his wife and children in Alexandria, Virginia.


  • Payroll Decision Support Network
  • Payroll Library on the Web
  • Payroll Administration Guide Newsletter
  • Late-Breaking Payroll News
  • International Payroll Decision Support Network
  • Payroll Practitioner’s Monthly


Degrees, Honors, and Other Distinctions

  • Certified Payroll Professional (1991)
  • M.A., International Affairs, The American University's School of International Service, Washington, D.C. (1986)
  • B.A., Government, and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (1983)



  • Fluffy Scrambled Eggs served with Cheddar Cheese
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Turkey Sausage Links
  • Lyonnaise Potatoes
  • Croissants with Butter
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Hot Tea

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