Accounts Payable

The Complete Accounts Payable Resource for Finance Professionals

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With a network of more than 50,000 AP process owners in the U.S. and around the world, and a host of membership benefits, The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN) is the world's largest AP-focused organization. Representative TAPN Member Organizations. Take a 3 Minute Site Tour now.

TAPN's deep, comprehensive resources for executives and managers who oversee accounts payable give you point-and-click access to an exclusive accounts payable knowledge-base to help:

  • Manage costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Keep current with AP methods and technologies
  • Maintain vital internal controls
  • Avoid compliance-related penalties
  • Assure current policies
  • Get answers to urgent questions
  • Gain buy-in

Focus areas include best practices for every AP function; AP metrics and benchmarking data; tax and regulatory compliance; solutions to real world problems; AP automation case studies; member Q&A networking forums, calculators, and more than 300 downloadable, customizable AP policies, flowcharts, templates and internal control checklists.

TAPN’s highly regarded training and certification programs provide AP education and credentialing for accounts payable managers and their staffs.

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1099 Resource Center


IRS Regulation Bootcamp


Upcoming Events

Conferences, Webinars & Seminars:

1042S Reporting Foreign Vendor Payments for 2014
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • 7pm-7pm
Registration coming soon! Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 2:00PM - 3:30PM EST Are you ready for IRS reporting of payments made to foreign vendors in 2014? Correct Form 1042-S reporting of payments to foreign individuals and entities is a high-profile IRS compliance issue. This webinar will help you identify what's reportable and code it correctly on the newly redesigned, more complex Form 1042-S which is due to the IRS in March or April 2014. The tax year 2014 IRS Form 1042-S, and the Form 1042 that reconciles tax you've withheld, are new from top to bottom and demand data not previously required. We'll also cover hard-to-find updates and changes announced by the IRS that are not included in the "Instructions for Form 1042-S" booklet the IRS furnishes on its website. This program will cover" - Recap of payments that require Form 1042-S and 1042 reporting and how this has changed under regulations for FATCA and the "harmonizing" changes in Chapter 3 of the tax code - Highlights of the new Form 1042-S - extensively redesigned with 53 boxes and major changes in the codes for payee status, income type, withholding exceptions, and status of the payer - Special rules that apply only to tax year 2014 reporting - Highlights of the new Form 1042 - redesigned for 2014, now a 2-page form - Essentials of balancing your 1042-S returns with your company's Form 1042 - Filing deadlines, methods, and tips for avoiding errors

Free Webinar: TBD
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • 7pm-7pm

Keep Track of Your CEUs: Easy Steps to CEU Management
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 7pm-7pm
IOFM/TAPN will be hosting a live webinar for all AP certification holders. Megan Hall, Certification Manager at IOFM will walk you through each step of the CEU process, helping make it as easy as possible to keep track of certification. Megan will also talk about the array of opportunities throughout the year that will make earning continuing education units simple, and most importantly, provide valuable content that will keep those holding certification at the forefront of the AP Profession. Have questions about the new process? This is your chance to ask with a live Q&A to follow. Do not miss this live event on February 26th at 2pm EST.

Accounts Payable & Purchase-to-Pay Conference & Expo
Monday, May 18, 2015 • 9am-6am
The largest, most comprehensive event dedicated to Accounts Payable.

For many more events, see the Event Calendar.


TAPN offers a complete library of benchmarking reports, guides, research reports and yearbooks designed to keep accounts payable professionals up-to-date and compliant.

Correct Vendor Addresses

Address Verification & Standardization Tool This brand new tool allows you to correct street address errors in your vendor master file and can also help ensure that the vendor is actually located at that address.

TAPN Newsletters

AP Week: TAPN's weekly e-Newsletter highlighting the latest research, valuable tools, and informative continuing education opportunities.

Managing Accounts Payable: Monthly member newsletter featuring in-depth features, case studies, and benchmarks.

AP Monthly Archive: TAPN's hardcopy newsletter. Each issue features a new in-depth accounts payable article and highlights many of the essential resources available to TAPN members.

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