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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    Strategies for Teaching During a Pandemic

    Posted: February 4, 2021
    With virtual teaching, it’s important to make sure students are engaged and learning the course content. Here are some strategies that helped me during the early days of the pandemic and could assist CPAs and others who are teaching classes now.
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    How the Cannabis Industry Can Benefit from a Blockchain and Cryptoasset Payment System

    Posted: January 19, 2021
    Despite more political acceptance and a large growth potential for the cannabis market in New Jersey, cannabis organizations continue to be hamstrung by the slowly evolving payments landscape. Here are some considerations regarding payment options.
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    Legislative Approval of S21 Leads the Way for More Taxes on Cannabis Sales

    Posted: January 7, 2021
    The language in S21 (passed in December) provides that New Jersey cannabis sales are not only subject to the standard sales and use tax, and that it is the intention to enact “other subsequent law of similar effect.” Find out how these will apply.
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    What Your Clients Need to Know About the PPP Holiday Gift

    Posted: January 5, 2021
    After the latest COVID-19 relief bill in December, many business leaders still need clarification surrounding PPP loan forgiveness, tax deductibility and what businesses are eligible for a new round of funding. Here are some answers.
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    Blockchain and Cryptoassets: A Wrap Up and Look Ahead

    Posted: December 10, 2020
    There are several big-picture trends and directions in blockchain and cryptoassets that CPAs should be keeping an eye on as the calendar flips to 2021.
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    How Cloud Transformation Impacts CPAs and Their Clients

    Posted: December 8, 2020
    By going to the cloud, essentially you are extending beyond the company's hosting of software on premise (four walls). However, current security models are not designed to accommodate the growing virtual nature of the extended enterprise, which creates a conflict either by limiting a company’s ability to conduct business or by putting the business at risk. Here are some considerations.
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    NJCPA’s Proposed Tax Provision Helps Small Businesses

    Posted: November 30, 2020
    The NJCPA recently released a statement proposing the State of New Jersey decouple from Internal Revenue Code Section 280E for certain small businesses. The current proposal calls for the enactment of a revenue threshold for cannabis businesses to determine eligibility for decoupling on a business-by-business basis.


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