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 CPAs Need to Know About Cloud Computing and Privacy

    Posted: May 29, 2020
    COVID-19 has prompted more remote working and usage of the cloud and cloud computing. But that requires platforms, applications and portals, which need to be kept safe. Here are some considerations to be aware of with cloud computing.
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    What We Learned in the Last 8 Weeks About Working from Home

    Posted: May 26, 2020
    Working from home has become the norm for most people since March. Once our country begins to take steps to fully open up safely, the rules will change again. Our ability to adapt and pivot in real time will ensure our success not only as individuals, but as organizations, and as a country.
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    Retirement Planning: Your Clients May Know Less Than You Think

    Posted: May 4, 2020
    Most Americans are scared when it comes to retirement planning and need help mapping out one of life’s biggest expenses — retirement. Undoubtedly, they turn to CPAs for planning their financial future in retirement.
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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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