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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    Selling Business Equity Interests to Employees

    Posted: May 3, 2023
    The best way to handle sales to internal employees is to be fair with them and fair to the owner. Setting proper expectations for everyone is important to make a deal happen.
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    Being Adaptable as a CPA

    Posted: April 21, 2023
    With your CPA license, you have ample opportunity and career path options. Adapting to navigate any challenges along the way can lead to a rewarding and long-lasting career.
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    How to Use Innovation as an R&D Tax Credit Calculation

    Posted: April 11, 2023
    The research and development (R&D) tax credit can be a valuable tool for companies that conduct R&D, including the invention of patented products and processes. Here are considerations to let clients know about the R&D Tax Credit.
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    How CPAs Can Help Criminal Attorneys Evaluate Evidence and Tax Losses

    Posted: March 31, 2023
    CPAs can bring value in litigation support. If hired, CPAs should review the tax loss through the lens of the government’s burden of proof, question the IRS’s calculations and, if possible, calculate a more accurate amount so that a federal judge doesn’t have to estimate the tax loss.
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    8 Ways to Value a Privately Owned Business

    Posted: March 15, 2023
    Valuing a business is an art — not a science — even though careful calculations are made to arrive at an appraisal of the business. Here are some of the uses of a valuation and the considerations involved in the process.
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    4 Ways to Avoid Peer Review Problems

    Posted: March 7, 2023
    Clients and users of financial statements have an expectation that the practitioner performed high-quality work when preparing financials, so it’s important for practitioners to not only avoid certain issues during peer review year but maintain the same quality control from year to year.
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    Demands for Flexibility, Remote Work and Compensation are High on Employee Wish Lists

    Posted: February 28, 2023
    Employers are grappling with retention issues, and balancing employee wish lists with must-haves takes skill and understanding in this kind of market. Robert Half Senior Vice President Frank Karlinski provides some important considerations for those in accounting.


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