Payroll Accounting 2015 is designed to fit the needs of terms as short as three weeks and as long as 15 weeks. The instructor may choose to assign the exercise sets found at the end of each chapter, the Continuing Payroll Project in each chapter, or the Comprehensive Project that encompasses an entire quarter of payroll accounting. We designed the content to give instructors flexibility in their curriculum design by offering many options for formative and summative assessment. We are proud of what we have accomplished with this text and strongly believe that we have taken payroll accounting education to a higher level of rigor. The content of Payroll Accounting 2015 is rich in its detail, yet readily understandable by students who may have little or no prior accounting information. We ve provided materials that allow readers to learn about payroll within the context of their own state s legal framework and links (in Appendix F) to each state s revenue department to facilitate specific learning. We hope that you enjoy reading and learning from this text as much as we enjoyed writing it."