All posts by Jessica Dispensa

C-CORPORATION, S-CORPORATION OR PARTNERSHIP; WHICH ENTITY MAKES THE MOST SENSE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

The choice of entity is among the most important decisions facing business owners when starting a business or investment activity. The choice of tax entity generally includes a C-Corporation, S-Corporation or Partnership, each having its own advantages and disadvantages that must be evaluated in terms of how the entity’s tax and legal characteristics align with Read More…

EMPLOYERS – ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?

2020 was a very bad economic year for many businesses.  Quite often when you hear the phrase, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”, the common response would be, yeah right!  But 2020 was quite different.  Congress enacted several pieces of key legislation that greatly helped many small to mid-size businesses. Under the Read More…

NJBIZ ICON AWARD TO EDWARD J. KUROWICKI, BKC FOUNDING SHAREHOLDER

Congratulations to 2021 NJBIZ ICON Award recipient, Edward J. Kurowicki, MBA, CPA/CFF, CVA, Founding Shareholder of BKC, CPAs, PC for this esteemed honor. The NJBIZ ICON Awards recognize New Jersey business leaders over the age of 60 for their contributions, their success and their leadership. Winners were chosen by a group of independent judges following Read More…

NEW YORK STATE ENACTS ITS OWN PASS-THROUGH ENTITY TAX

Governor Cuomo signed the New York State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget bill on April 19, 2021. Included in this bill is New York State’s version of a pass-through entity (PTE) tax. New York is the final state in the tri-state area to pass such legislation. Similar to New Jersey’s version, eligible entities need to make Read More…

NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING

On Monday, April 12, 2021, Governor Murphy signed a bill authorizing the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to issue grants to non-profits and small businesses.  The NJEDA will issue a total of $85 Million under Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.  The program is intended to provide short-term assistance to Read More…

SAS 136: WHAT PLAN SPONSORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING CHANGES TO ERISA PLAN AUDITS

Employee benefit plan sponsors need to begin preparing for the adoption of Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 (SAS 136), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974). This auditing standard was enacted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Read More…