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NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT OF 2020

On January 7, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020. The law provides for the administration of programs and policies related to jobs, property development, food deserts, community partnerships, small and early-stage businesses, among others. In an effort to bolster development, the Economic Recovery Act creates, among other things, Read More…

EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT – WHAT’S NEW

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021) was signed into law.  The CAA, 2021 Act greatly expanded the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).  The credit is now available to more businesses and extends the date for wages paid through June 30, 2021. Under the CARES Act, the ERC was available to qualified Read More…

PPP LOANS ROUND 2

Congress expanded the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act also clarifies the deductibility of certain expenses paid for with funds from a loan under PPP and tax impact on income Read More…

NJ GOV. SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING NEW WORKPLACE MANDATES

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192 on October 28th, which makes effective November 5, 2020, new COVID-19 related health and safety mandates for employers.  The order states that every business, school, nonprofit and governmental office require any employee, customer or visitor who is physically present to undergo a daily health screening, maintain Read More…

R&D TAX CREDIT FAQS FOR LARGE AND SMALL BUSINESSES

The federal R&D tax credit benefits large and small companies in nearly every industry. Common questions and answers related to the R&D tax credit and those specific to small businesses are outlined below. What is the R&D tax credit? Created in 1981 to stimulate research and development (R&D) in the United States, the R&D tax credit is Read More…

HOW TO PLAN FOR SUCCESSION: PRESERVING, PROTECTING, AND PASSING ON WEALTH

Transitioning Ownership The decisions made regarding ownership of the family office or closely held business may not necessarily be the same decisions that are required for leadership and management. It’s critical to understand and acknowledge the different elements that proper succession planning entails. The family wealth enterprise has three interconnected circles of participation—the family members, Read More…

THE GREAT EXPERIMENT: REMOTE WORK AND THE NEW REALITY OF REAL ESTATE

There’s no question the global pandemic of 2020 quickened trends of the future that were hitting the wall of the present: Employers resistant to allowing employees to work remotely suddenly had no choice as localities enacted mandatory stay-at-home measures. Businesses migrated to remote work on an unprecedented scale – a great experiment, the ripple effects of which are many for real estate.  As parts of the business world adjust to working from home, some are finding multi-year office Read More…

EMPLOYEE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES TO BE DEFERRED

  On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order, for the Treasury Department to issue guidance related to the deferral of Social Security Taxes, for employees.  The deferral will apply to wages that are paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Not all employees will qualify for the payroll tax deferral.  Read More…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FAQ ON PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS ISSUES BY THE SBA

On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury, released frequently asked questions (FAQs), on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) related to PPP Loan Forgiveness. The publication is divided into four sections addressing different aspects of the process to determine how much of their loan is forgivable.   The following Read More…

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