Celebrate Payday, Learn to Stretch Your Paycheck During National Payroll Week September 2-6

Sep 02, 2013, 09:00 ET from American Payroll Association

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Labor Day week, September 2-6, America's workers will celebrate payday and the payroll professionals who pay them.  National Payroll Week recognizes the contributions of America's 156 million workers and the payroll professionals who ensure they're paid accurately and on-time, every time.

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"Payroll professionals are responsible for one of the most important things to all of America's workers—their paychecks—as well as collecting 70.5% of the US Treasury's revenue annually," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll Association. "During NPW, we thank payroll professionals for their hard work to ensure the accuracy and timeliness that we and our nation depend on." 

For National Payroll Week, the APA and its more than 20,000 members educate the public about their paychecks and payroll-related benefits to help employees stretch their paychecks.  The NPW website features tips for employees to reduce taxes and save up to 35 percent on everyday costs like daycare and medical expenses.  The week also sees volunteers head into communities around the country to teach paycheck basics to teens.

"Knowledge is a powerful thing.  For a worker young or old, a strong understanding of how they're paid and how to make adjustments can have an immediate impact, reducing their tax burden and giving them a boost on their next paycheck and beyond," said Maddux.

National Payroll Week also features the popular "Getting Paid In America" online survey, which asks respondents to weigh in on topics that impact their paychecks. Two grand prize winners will receive a free paycheck and a trip to Las Vegas after the survey ends on September 6.

For more information about National Payroll Week, tools to stretch your paycheck, or to take the "Getting Paid In America" survey, visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com.

The American Payroll Association is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Visit APA online at www.americanpayroll.org.

SOURCE American Payroll Association