Meeting/Event Information

CCPA February Lunch Meeting


February 07, 2019
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Marriott BWI
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


Michael Baer from Bloomberg Tax will be speaking at our February meeting! Come join us!


Approved for 2 RCH!

Topic: Update on the Tax Code Overhaul for Payroll

Summary: Payroll's role in implementing certain provisions of the tax code overhaul (Pub. L. 115-97) is far from finished. As the federal withholding system transitions away from using personal exemptions and states address federal conformity issues, employers and payroll professionals must keep up with the changes in these areas and others that came into effect with the new law. In addition to significant withholding tax modifications that are expected by year-end, updates to changes in the way certain fringe benefits are handled, guidance on some new payroll-related tax credits, and several other changes will be covered during this program.



Michael Baer, the managing editor overseeing domestic and international payroll information with Bloomberg Tax, previously BNA, has been with the organization 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 News
  • S. Domestic Payroll
  • International Payroll

Degrees, Honors, and Other Distinctions

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


Meeting Content

AGENDA: 11:15 - 11:45 Registration
  11:45 - 12:00  Chapter Business
  12:00 - 12:45  Lunch / Networking 
  12:45 - 2:15         Michael Baer, Update on the Tax Code Overhaul for Payroll
  2:15 - 2:30 Q and A
  2:30 - 2:45 Closing and door prizes 

TBD Recertification Credit Hours (RCH) will be awarded to CPP and FPC professionals for this meeting.

Charm City Payroll Association registration and cancellation policy: Meeting registrations are transferable to other employees at the same company as the original registrant, provided advance notification is provided to the CCPA by clicking here. Cancellations are allowed up to the deadline for the early registration date and are subject to a cancellation fee of $10.00. Cancellations after this date are not refundable and the full cost of the event is due.  All refunds are issued by check from the CCPA made out to to the original registering party.

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$45.00 Paid Members

$60.00 Non Member Ticket

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