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EIGHT KEY TAX PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES IN 2019

More than a year after sweeping federal and state tax reform were enacted, businesses of all sizes are still wrapping their arms around the changes. Additional guidance and regulations have been issued nearly every month—indeed, change is the new normal. Strategic tax planning now is key to lowering businesses’ total tax liability. Read on for Read More…

TOP 10 PROPERTY TAX MYTHS

Are you missing an opportunity to reduce your property tax liability? Nearly all local taxing jurisdictions, including municipalities, counties, and boards of education, generate tax revenue through the imposition of property tax, which is one of the most substantial sources of local government revenue. For many businesses, property tax is the largest state and local Read More…

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…

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…

GOV. MURPHY SIGNS EXPANSIVE PAID SICK LEAVE LEGISLATION

New Jersey has now become the tenth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid-sick-leave law. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (A1827) was signed into law on May 2, 2018 by Gov. Phil Murphy and will go into effect on Oct. 29, 2018 . Once effective, it allows workers to accrue one hour of Read More…

THE TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT: THE SENATE PASSES TAX REFORM. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 2nd, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by a vote of 51-49.   It was passed with no Democratic support and one opposing Republican vote. While the bill still differs from the House bill on several key issues, amendments to the Read More…

THE TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT: HOUSE BILL vs. SENATE BILL

On Thursday, November 16, the US House of Representatives passed the Republican crafted tax reform bill by a 227 – 205 vote.   That same day, the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sending the bill to the full Senate for debate and a vote. The Senate is expected Read More…

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