New Smartphone App Can Give Employees Instant Raise

Marks Celebration of 16th Annual National Payroll Week

Sep 08, 2011, 09:00 ET from American Payroll Association

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Payroll Association (APA) today launched a Paycheck Maximizer smartphone application to help workers potentially add hundreds of dollars to their paycheck instantly.  The free application was developed by the APA and is being released in conjunction with National Payroll Week. The app helps workers properly fill out a Form W-4 to better match the taxes withheld from each paycheck with their actual tax liability.


ADP, the world's leading payroll services provider, is the lead sponsor of National Payroll Week.

"ADP is pleased to be the lead sponsor for this year's National Payroll Week as we recognize the important work being done by APA and payroll professionals around the country," said Regina Lee, President, ADP National Account Services, Major Account Services, GlobalView and ADP Canada. "As the leading advocate for the advancement of payroll professionals, the APA is a catalyst for connecting the payroll industry with employers and government. We are delighted to work with the APA to support the growth and success of payroll professionals in organizations across the United States."  

Last year the average tax refund was over $3,000, an overpayment of more than $250 a month in taxes.  The Paycheck Maximizer app will make it easier for America's workers to more accurately fill out their Form W-4 to put the money back in their paycheck.

The free app is available for iPhone and Android smartphones; to download it, visit

Americans are still struggling in the current economy according to preliminary results from the 2011 "Getting Paid In America" survey, with sixty-eight percent of respondents indicating they live paycheck to paycheck.  The survey of working Americans currently being conducted by the APA provides valuable insight into how workers are paid in America.  

"We wanted this app to help Americans where they need it most -- their paycheck," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the APA. "A quick adjustment to an employee's Form W-4 can reduce how much tax is taken from his or her pay, giving a boost on the next paycheck and beyond."

The Paycheck Maximizer app was launched in conjunction with APA's annual public awareness campaign, National Payroll Week (NPW), held annually the week of Labor Day. The campaign seeks to educate Americans on free payroll-related benefits such as direct deposit, 401(k) plans and Flexible Spending Accounts to ease savings, reduce tax burden and maximize paychecks. For more information on the campaign, visit

About the APA

Established in 1982, the American Payroll Association is the nation's leader in payroll education, publications, and training. The nonprofit association conducts more than 300 payroll training conferences and seminars across the country each year and publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters. Every year, nearly 20,000 professionals attend APA training sessions. Representing 22,000 members, APA is the industry's highly respected and collective voice in Washington, D.C.  Visit APA online at

About ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and approximately 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions.  Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source.  ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes.  ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world.   For more information call 1.800.225.5237 or visit

SOURCE American Payroll Association