NJCPA Focus

NJCPA Focus is an informative blog that discusses timely issues, trends and developments in the accounting industry from NJCPA members, staff and other professionals. 

  • 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Offset Loss of Deductions

    by Judith Tutela, CPA, RMA, principal, Spire Group, PC | Nov 15, 2018
    Because of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, fewer taxpayers will use itemized deductions. Although this could mean a reduction in charitable giving, your nonprofit client may have options for mitigating any potential revenue loss.
  • How Managers Can Promote a Diverse Workforce

    by Lisa Calick, SPHR, Director of HR Advisory Services, Wiss | Oct 31, 2018
    Having an inclusive environment at the office can open the door for increased recruitment, retention and long-term growth. It's important to value diversity as it exists in all aspects of the workforce.
  • The Skills Not Tested on the CPA Exam

    by Joseph Hunt, Sobel & Co., LLC | Oct 25, 2018
    The CPA Exam is a uniform test that measures our technical skills but an additional set of skills that cannot be measured by a test is our soft skills. These help us build strong relationships with clients.
  • The Beginning of the End for IRC Section 280E — The FDA Reschedules (Some) CBD Drugs

    by Raymond V. Owens, tax manager, Citrin Cooperman | Oct 11, 2018
    Accountants would be wise to keep their eyes on IRC Section 280E. If this is the beginning of a trend for the Drug Enforcement Agency, perhaps all businesses operating within the medical cannabis space may soon be able to claim exemption from IRC §280E.
  • 5 Tips to Get Started in Networking

    by Jake Friedland, staff accountant, Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. | Sep 27, 2018
    It’s crucial to view networking as building a friendship and possibly even a partnership instead of wondering what an individual in the profession could do for you. Here are some tips to get started.

 

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