Legislative Action Center

Bill Could Reclassify Thousands of New Jersey’s Independent Contractors

Posted: November 13, 2019
A new bill could classify thousands of New Jersey independent contractors, freelance and gig economy workers as employees – a measure that could profoundly impact businesses that rely on such workers, including Uber Technologies Inc., DoorDash Inc. and Lyft Inc.

Lawmakers Look to Expand Property-Tax Break for Veterans — Again

Posted: November 8, 2019
Voters would be asked once more to approve relief, this time entitling all veterans to $250 deduction, regardless of when or where they served.

NJ Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Should Be Put on Hold if Economy Stalls, Lawmakers Say

Posted: November 8, 2019
While New Jersey’s minimum wage is expected to hit $15 an hour for most workers by 2024, some lawmakers want to build an “off-ramp” in the event of an economic downturn.

A Fiscal Reality: NJCPA and AICPA Support the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

Posted: October 15, 2019
The U.S. government’s balance sheet indicates that, over time, the nation has an accumulated deficit of $21.5 trillion. The Fiscal State of the Nation resolution would ensure that members of Congress are made aware of the information in the federal financial statements and helps them to better understand how current and/or future policy may affect the nation’s long-term fiscal health.​

A Plan for New Jersey Tax Relief

Posted: October 7, 2019
Three out of four New Jersey accountants seem to agree that when it comes to finding relief from rising business and personal tax obligations, the answer often is "anywhere but here." The Plan for an Affordable New Jersey calls for a comprehensive reform of our tax structure to restore regional competitiveness and a restructuring of our burdensome corporate and property tax rates.

NJ Lawmakers Promote Bipartisan Effort to Cut Red Tape for Businesses

Posted: October 4, 2019
A bipartisan collection of state senators is pushing to revive a panel dedicated to helping the public — and especially business owners — clear a path through what they say are overly burdensome government regulations.

New Jersey’s Fiscal Problems are Biggest Concern in Operating a Business Over the Next 12 Months, says NJCPA Survey

Posted: September 30, 2019
The greatest issue impacting the operation of a business in New Jersey over the next 12 months is the state’s fiscal problems, according to nearly 30 percent of the 347 respondents in a survey conducted by the NJCPA earlier this month.

Student Loan Debt at Crisis Levels

Posted: September 3, 2019
The growth in student loan debt has made contributions to the loans an increas­ingly popular benefit among employers. At the NJCPA, we are studying the issue closely and have taken a number of steps to help bring relief to members and other New Jersey grads.

The NJCPA plays a critical role protecting the CPA profession in the New Jersey Legislature. No group has more impact on your ability to practice your profession than the Governor and the members of the Legislature. One of the most powerful methods we use to influence this group is through direct contacts made by CPAs who have existing relationships with a lawmaker(s). If you have a relationship with any New Jersey lawmaker, please contact Jeff Kaszerman at 973-226-4494 x210 or jkaszerman@njcpa.org.