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

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    How the TCJA’s Alimony Tax Changes Impact CPAs

    Posted: April 10, 2020
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) treats alimony and made other substantial changes that impact CPAs and other accounting professionals, who may now be retained earlier in the divorce process.
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    Will Working from Home Make Us Get Serious About Two-Factor Authentication?

    Posted: March 25, 2020
    Two-factor authentication is certainly a technology topic, but it is also a business planning, continuity and cybersecurity issue as well. With so much uncertainty in the air these days it is more important than ever to make sure that you, your team and your clients are operating in as secure a manner as possible.
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    Stuck at Home? 5 Cloud-Based Apps to Improve Your Accounting Business from Anywhere

    Posted: March 20, 2020
    We’re thankful for technology around here, especially in this trying time with COVID-19. We’ve asked cloud-accounting specialist Kellie Parks to talk about the top five apps that she thinks should be on every accountant’s radar If you’re working remotely. Why not give one of these five apps a try and see how they might help improve your workflows?
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    How Working Mom CPAs Can Survive and Thrive

    Posted: February 28, 2020
    You know you are a working mom when your mind seamlessly transitions from remembering to change a diaper on your way out the door to strategizing about tax savings for your multi-million dollar client as you are driving to work. Here are some helpful tips to thrive.
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    Obtaining My CPA at 32

    Posted: February 25, 2020
    What I learned throughout the following year’s successes and failures is simple; the CPA Exam is a war of mental attrition where the persistent and dedicated are rewarded. Here is my journey on passing it.
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    How to Stay Ahead of Tax Season — Tips to Up Productivity

    Posted: February 12, 2020
    Are you catching up on returns, only to find more work getting piled on? Here’s how to dramatically cut down on missed deadlines while improving the quality (and quantity) of work going on during tax season.
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    How to Distinguish Yourself From the Pack

    Posted: January 8, 2020
    With the proper mindset and the right leadership to offer direction, anyone can turn the challenges of starting a new staff accountant job into opportunities. Here are some pointers to keep in mind.


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