All posts by Jessica Dispensa

REVENUE RECOGNITION READINESS GUIDE FOR PRIVATELY HELD RETAIL COMPANIES

On May 28, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued converged guidance on recognizing revenue in contracts with customers. The new guidance—FASB ASC 606 or IFRS 15, the IASB’s comparable standard—replaces substantially all existing U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) on this topic. While the compliance deadline Read More…

SUPREME COURT RULES ON INTERNET SALES TAX COLLECTION

In a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court issued their decision opening the door for states and localities to collect sales tax on interstate purchases made on the internet.  This decision overturns the long-standing decision in Quill, issued by the Supreme Court in 1992, requiring a physical presence test be met by sellers in the jurisdiction Read More…

DARLENE SHAFFER PRESENTING AT 10/23 NJ COLLABORATIVE LAW GROUP

Darlene Shaffer, CPA/ABV/CFF/PFS, CVA, Principal at BKC, CPAs, will be presenting “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Legislation Impact on Alimony” at the October 23rd New Jersey Collaborative Law Group’s breakfast meeting hosted by Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. This presentation will: Cover significant changes to taxation of alimony effective January 1, 2019 under the Read More…

NJ SALES TAX ON TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS

Effective October 1, 2018, New Jersey sales and use tax will be imposed on “transient accommodations”.  Transient accommodations include a room, a group of rooms, or other living /sleeping space for the lodging of occupants, which can include residential buildings. The following situations do not constitute a transient accommodation: •  Places of assembly •  Health Read More…

NEW JERSEY FY 2019 BUDGET – TAX CHANGES

Governor Murphy and the NJ Legislature have agreed to a $37.4 billion budget for FYE 2019, thereby averting a government shutdown.  Tax highlights of the budget bill include: Individual income tax provisions Increase the limit on deductions for property tax from $10,000 to $15,000. Increase the earned income credit from 35% to 40% of the Read More…

NJ EQUAL PAY ACT – RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who made “equal pay for equal work” a signature campaign promise, signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act ( the “Equal Pay Act”). The Equal Pay Act greatly expands the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) by requiring equal pay for all employees Read More…