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IS IT TIME TO RECONSIDER THE DECISION TO BUY OR LEASE EQUIPMENT?

Given the historically low interest rate environment in which we find ourselves, most business owners in capital intensive industries will be impelled to explore their options when it comes to obtaining new equipment. Whether it’s best to use lease financing or purchase equipment outright depends on multiple factors including (but not limited to) the type Read More…

LOSSES THAT OFFER TAX SAVINGS

If you’re interested in minimizing your tax obligations and maximizing your savings, consider these helpful tips, and contact us to review your tax strategy. Losses that Offer Tax Savings Capital loss, casualty loss, net operating loss — a loss by any name causes a financial setback. It’s something no one likes to think about, much Read More…

5 PRODUCTIVITY KILLERS & HOW TO SLAY THEM

If you feel that business is harder today, you’re not alone. In addition to rising regulatory obligations and relentless technological change, the ability to attract and retain top talent has never been more difficult. To compete and thrive in this environment, businesses need to optimize their finance and accounting practices, and that means tackling challenges Read More…

UPDATED FEDERAL FORM W-4 WILL BE AVAILABLE

The IRS recently issued a revised Draft Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate). The final version will be released in November 2019. This form is not applicable until January 1, 2020. The form was revised to reflect more accurately, the changes in the tax code due to the enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Read More…

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…

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