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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…

FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY ZONES

The Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program was enacted as part of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and is designed to direct long-term capital investments into eligible property located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone. There are 8,762 designated QOZ’s located throughout the United States, of which 8,532 are in low-income community tracts 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…

IRS EXPANDS PENALTY WAIVER; THRESHOLD LOWERED TO 80%

IRS expands penalty waiver for those whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short in 2018; key threshold lowered to 80 percent. IR-2019-55, March 22, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today provided additional expanded penalty relief to taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total Read More…

BKC BUSINESS BREAKFAST SERIES

BKC experts will be presenting in a six part business education series through the Hunterdon County Chamber Foundation Unity Bank Center for Business & Entrepreneurship starting January 23, 2019.  The series includes assorted topics such as tax, fraud and business strategy from the top professionals at BKC each with .  Registration is open for individual sessions at $60 or at 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…

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…

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