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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    Potential Tax Hurdles with Virtual Currency — What to Tell Clients

    Posted: January 22, 2020
    While virtual currency (cryptocurrency) reporting is relatively simple, there are several potential hurdles to be aware of. Many taxpayers are simply unaware that virtual currency may have income tax implications, especially when exchanging between two different kinds of virtual currency.
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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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    A 2020 Approach to Information Security

    Posted: December 23, 2019
    Today’s data is secured by longer passwords, password management tools, multiple authentication methods, and your good, educated judgment. These are some of the basic security tools for the 2020s.
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    10 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

    Posted: December 20, 2019
    Predicting the future is always a tricky business, but here are 10 technology trends that should drive the accounting technology conversation in 2020 and beyond.
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    10 Emerging Technologies That Highlight 2019

    Posted: December 19, 2019
    As 2019 comes to a close and we prepare to jump into a new decade, let’s quickly review some of the key innovations, breakthroughs and technological changes that have occurred in the accounting landscape.
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    How Life Insurance Can Help Busy Accountants Plan for the Future

    Posted: November 26, 2019
    As much as accountants rely upon the numbers, even the best calculated plans can be derailed by the unpredictable. This is why it’s important to educate staff and their families about being prepared for life’s unexpected events.
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    Why Your Clients Should “Never Do Succession Planning”

    Posted: November 25, 2019
    Many CPAs and advisors offer succession planning services to their clients. A problem is that most of our clients that should have some plans do not want to spend the fees necessary to have any sort of a plan; but if they still own the business when they die, they will leave a massive mess for their family. Here are some tips to help guide them.


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