New Jersey Pass – Through Business Alternative Income Tax ActOctober 27, 2020

Legislation was passed on January 13, 2020 establishing a pass-through business alternative tax (PTBAT). How Does It Work Starting in 2020, pass-through entities may elect to pay a PTBAT. Paying the tax is an annual election. The tax is based on each member’s share of distributive proceeds. Distributive proceeds mean “net income, dividends, royalties, interest, …

A Guide to the Different Types of Business Valuation MethodsJanuary 17, 2020

Different Types of Business Valuation

By: Roy H. Kvalo, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA, Director of Litigation & Valuation Services In 2018, 10,312 businesses exchanged hands across the United States. That was a 4% uptick in acquisitions from 2017. Various reasons might cause you to want to sell or buy a business. No matter the reason behind each transaction, the one constant is …

7 Effective Tax Saving Tips You Need to Know: 2020 EditionJanuary 17, 2020

7 Effective Tax Saving Tips

April is tax season, and for some people that can be scarier than Halloween. The average American can expect to pay a little over $10,000 a year in taxes, or 14 percent of their household income. That’s a sizeable tax bill and one that many people would rather not have to shoulder. Fortunately, there are …

The 5 Keys to a Great Business Relationship with Your AccountantOctober 31, 2019

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Maintaining success in the A/E/C industry requires more than simply delivering on projects. Owners have tax planning, compliance, cash flow management, employee benefits, and many other financial controls to put in place alongside estate and succession planning. You need more than number crunching from your accountant, including: 1. Time Your CPA should invest in learning …

What is Forensic Accounting? Everything You Need to KnowAugust 15, 2019

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There are 3,483 forensic accounting offices in the US. In 2018, it was a $4 billion industry. Thanks to an uptick of fraud happening to businesses, forensic accounting continues to be a growing business. In fact, most businesses lose around 5% of their total revenue each year to fraud. Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees are particularly vulnerable. …

Are Your Federal Tax Withholdings Accurate?August 8, 2019

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It’s in the books—the first tax season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, that is. We knew a lot of what to expect from the new tax law, but one aspect that upset many taxpayers was the epic failure of the updated withholding tables. In other words, employers didn’t withhold enough. So …

How to Make Your Seasonal Income Last Through the WinterJuly 10, 2019

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Business cooling off and heading into the off-season? Worried if you’ll pull through the long winter? Use these suggestions to stretch your seasonal income. Tourism is a major economic engine throughout the state, generating over $41 billion in 2016, with growth expected through 2021. This growth isn’t limited to the Jersey Shore, either. Passaic and Mercer Counties …

Why Do People Change Accountants?July 8, 2019

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You may not realize it, but a reliable accountant is one of the most important people in your life. Having an expert whom you can trust with your finances and, in turn, your future, enables you to make better decisions around taxes, assets, investments and business. It can take time to find this trusted advisor, …

Doing More with the SameSeptember 6, 2017

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By: William C. McNamara, CPA, CCIFP®, The Curchin Group, LLC Article Credit: Utility & Transportation Contractor Magazine Doing more with the same is one of the fastest ways to improve efficiency and profitability. In some form or fashion every contractor understands this premise as it relates to the job site. But the same principle can …