2 www.AmericanPayroll.org APA Bookshelf Frequently Asked Questions ONLINE EDITIONS Q. The publication I purchased is not updated throughout the year. How long will I have access to it? A. If you purchased APA’s Guide to Local Payroll Taxes, APA’s Guide to Federal and State Garnishment Laws, or APA’s Guide to Federal and State Wage & Hour Laws, you have access to a static electronic version on the APA Bookshelf and a downloadable PDF file. Your access to both ends when the next edition is published. So, for example, if you purchased the 2020 edition of APA’s Guide to Local Payroll Taxes, you can view it and download it until the 2021 edition is published. Once the 2021 edition is published, the 2020 edition is removed from the APA Bookshelf. THE PAYROLL SOURCE® STUDY GUIDE VERSION Q. What is the difference between The Payroll Source® study guide version and The Payroll Source® Online? A. The Payroll Source® study guide version is the same as the print edition of The Payroll Source® and is not updated throughout the year. For example, The Payroll Source Study Guide, 2020-2021, is the complete 2020 edition of The Payroll Source® for those studying for CPP or FPC exams administered from September 14, 2020, through September 4, 2020. It is current as of January 1, 2020. (CPP or FPC exams administered from September 5, 2020, through September 10, 2021, feature questions based on federal laws and regulations in effect as of January 1, 2020). The Payroll Source® Online is updated throughout the year and will contain more up-to-date information as the year goes on. This means it will be different from the study guide version at some point. Q. Can the entire The Payroll Source® publication be saved as a PDF? Can I keep it after my subscription ends? A. The study guide version has links at the beginning of the Table of Contents that provide an easy way to download the PDF version of the study guide, as well as its supplement. This means you can keep The Payroll Source® study guide version and its Supplement after your subscription ends. The current version, which is updated during the year, cannot be downloaded or saved. Q. Can I get the PDF version of The Payroll Source® if I bought the hardcover book? A. APA does not provide the PDF of The Payroll Source® study guide version to hardcover book purchasers. The PDF version is available only if you purchase the online version in one of APA’s Bookshelf products (e.g., Payroll Source Plus® or The Payroll Source® Online). Q. If there are two study guide versions of The Payroll Source® available, which one do I use? A. Until mid-year, two study guides are available. Both are clearly labeled with the edition year. The description for each explains which certification exams apply. Around July 1, the previous year’s edition of the study guide is removed from the APA Bookshelf when related exam periods have ended. This does not prevent you from downloading it before July 1.
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