Legislative Action Center

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.

Rethinking New Jersey: What's Good and What Needs Fixing

Posted: September 3, 2019
The NJCPA asked New Jersey legislators, lobbyists and state-focused organizations some tough questions about what makes New Jersey an attractive state to live and do business, what needs to be improved, and how can we stem the tide of young profes­sionals and retired citizens from leaving the state. Here are their responses.

New Research Reveals True Weight of Student Debt

Posted: August 12, 2019
Some student loan borrowers spend more on their loan payments than on necessities such as fuel, according to a report by JPMorgan Chase Institute.

Amended Law Eases Taxation on Certain Shore Rentals

Posted: August 12, 2019
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation amending the transient accommodations law enacted last summer. The action narrows the scope of rentals that are subject to taxation.

Wage Theft Bill Signed Into Law

Posted: August 6, 2019
New Jersey businesses now face criminal penalties for failing to pay the wages owed to their employees thanks to legislation signed into law today by Acting Governor Shelia Oliver. However, the law would subject employers to criminal penalties for what are honest mistakes attributable to the legal complexities of New Jersey’s wage and hour law.

NJCPA Calls on New Jersey’s U.S. Senators and Representatives to Support Practitioner Services Division at IRS

Posted: July 16, 2019
This past May, several hundred CPAs from across the nation met with Members of Congress to ask for their support of consolidating existing IRS units into a Practitioner Services Division so that taxpayer issues are more efficiently resolved. These efforts proved effective – IRS Commissioner Rettig announced last week that he is considering the creation of a Practitioner Services Division, saying he understands the need for such a unit.​

Attention Small Businesses: Are You Ready for the NJ Family Leave Act?

Posted: July 5, 2019
If you have 30 to 49 employees, you could find yourself dealing with a new state law in the near future.

Do You Have a Relationship with Any of These Lawmakers?

Posted: July 2, 2019
One of the most powerful methods the NJCPA uses to influence New Jersey lawmakers is through direct contacts made by CPAs who have existing relationships with a lawmaker.

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.