Tax and Financial Planning
for consumers and small business owners

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) represents more than 15,000 CPAs and aspiring CPAs. Below you will find guidance and information to help you manage your day-to-day finances, minimize your taxes and meet your long-term financial goals.

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Budgeting, Saving and Investing

Get Credit for Retirement Savings Contributions
 

Get Credit for Retirement Savings Contributions

Posted: March 29, 2017
Taxpayers who contribute to a retirement plan, like a 401(k) or an IRA, may be able to claim the Saver’s Credit. This credit can help a person save for retirement and reduce taxes at the same time.

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College Planning

Check Out Tax Benefits for Higher Education
 

Check Out Tax Benefits for Higher Education

Posted: March 16, 2017
Higher education costs paid in 2016 can mean tax savings when taxpayers file their tax returns. If taxpayers, their spouses or their dependents took post-high school coursework last year, they may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction.

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Retirement Planning

Avoid Going Broke in Retirement
 

Avoid Going Broke in Retirement

Posted: March 13, 2017
Preparing for a retirement involves lots of decisions, including investment philosophy, health issues, and lifestyle. These tips can help get you started on the right track.

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Tax Tips

Get Credit for Retirement Savings Contributions
 

Get Credit for Retirement Savings Contributions

Posted: March 29, 2017
Taxpayers who contribute to a retirement plan, like a 401(k) or an IRA, may be able to claim the Saver’s Credit. This credit can help a person save for retirement and reduce taxes at the same time.

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Small Businesses

Is It Just a Hobby or a Business?
 

Is It Just a Hobby or a Business?

Posted: March 10, 2017
While some of us put more time and effort into hobbies than others, determining the line between what is a hobby and what is a business can help keep you informed at tax time. Here are some points to consider.

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