2019 Important Tax DevelopmentsAugust 19, 2019

Important Tax Developments

The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in April, May, and June of 2019 that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to …

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

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. …

NJ Annual Report Filing Fee Increase: Quick Guide & AnswersAugust 13, 2019

NJ Annual Report Filing Fee Guide

A new bill, NJ A5607, effective June 30, 2019 has increased the annual report filing fees paid by NJ for-profit and non-profit business entities. Previous Annual Report Filing Fee (For-Profit): $50 New Annual Report Filing Fee (For-Profit): $75 Previous Annual Report Filing Fee (Non-Profit): $25 New Annual Report Filing Fee (Non-Profit): $30 Timing: The annual …

Are Your Federal Tax Withholdings Accurate?August 8, 2019

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 …

Update: IRS releases draft of new Form 1099-NECJuly 26, 2019

Draft of Form 1099-NEC IRS has released a draft of a new form, Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, to report nonemployee compensation paid in 2020. Previously, nonemployee compensation was reported on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Background.  If the following four conditions are met, a payor must generally report a payment to the IRS as nonemployee compensation …

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

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

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, …

The Ins and Outs of the Section 199A RegulationsJune 3, 2019

By: Edward Rigby, CPA In January the IRS finalized the regulations providing guidance on the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income (QBI). The final regulations retain the majority of the rules contained in the proposed regulations that were issued last August. They provide clarification on issues such as when businesses may be aggregated in …

Wages and Labor: What A/E/C Firms Need to Know Right NowApril 19, 2019

Wages and Labor

New Jersey labor laws are seeing notable changes in 2019, many of which are significant for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (A/E/C) firms to consider. Developers, builders and general contractors are heavily reliant on skilled labor while simultaneously tasked with balancing employee wages, retention and profitability. If you own an A/E/C firm—or any business with employees, …

Navigating the Qualified Business Income DeductionDecember 26, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought a potentially significant tax break—some say the largest in decades—for small business owners in Section 199A. The IRS states: “Eligible taxpayers may be entitled to a deduction of up to 20 percent of qualified business income (QBI) from a domestic business operated as a sole proprietorship …