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M&A STORIES – HOW TO ‘DEAL’ WITH UNWELCOME SURPRISES

Surprises are rarely good. There are many different emotions that come with the experience of surprise: fear, anxiety, and joy—to name a few.  Deals can also cause the same emotions for a deal maker. Perhaps the booked pipeline was stronger than expected or new management, while unproven in historical results, has the ability to create Read More…

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…

BKC WELCOMES LILY BRADOW

BKC welcomes Lily Bradow as a member of the firm’s Audit & Assurance Group. Lily is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  Lily has over 15 years of experience in public accounting, with specialization in accounting and auditing for companies in various industries, employee benefit 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…

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…

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 TAX CUT & JOBS ACT

The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act was enacted on December 22, 2017.  This Act was the most comprehensive Federal tax change since 1986, affecting individuals and all types of business entities, both large and small.  With limited exceptions, the Act’s provisions start with the 2018 tax year. Some highlights of the Act include: Lowering Read More…

1/1/18 NJ SALES & USE TAX DECREASE

Reminder: New Jersey Sales and Use Tax rate will decrease from 6.875% to 6.625% effective January 1, 2018.  If your business collects sales tax, or you are required to pay use tax, you will need to update your point of sale and accounting systems to reflect the new rate.  This reduction is the second phase 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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