NJCPA Focus

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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    What Telemedicine Techniques Mean for CPAs and Medicare Beneficiaries

    Posted: April 15, 2020
    Recently expanded Medicare telehealth coverage will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. For CPAs who work in the medical field or whose clients work in the medical field, this also means easier payment processing.
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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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    4 Reasons Why Crypto Hasn’t Acted Like an Uncorrelated Asset

    Posted: March 11, 2020
    Here is a simple reality with crypto. During times of market uncertainty and especially when margin calls and other dollar-denominated bills come due (on top of regular bills), investors and clients alike will need access to dollars to settle these accounts.
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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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