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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…

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…

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…

OVERTIME REGULATIONS NOT IMPOSED, FOR NOW

On May 18th, the U.S. Department of Labor released new rules regarding the requirement for overtime pay for white collared salaried employees who do not primarily perform executive, administrative, or professional duties.  The new rules were to increase the mandatory overtime pay (time-and-a-half-pay) for hours worked in excess of 40 per week for workers who Read More…

NEW IRS DUE DATES FOR 2016 FORMS W-2 & 1099

In an effort to reduce fraud the IRS has changed the deadline for the filing of Forms W-2 and Form 1099. The IRS now requires that Forms W-2 and 1099 be provided to recipients and filed with the IRS or Social Security Administration, by January 31st.  In the past the January 31st deadline only applied Read More…

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