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Do You Have a Plan?

Whether you are a business owner or an employee, now is a good time to begin thinking about tax-efficient planning to maximize your after-tax income. Year-end planning for 2019 takes place against the backdrop of recent major changes in the rules for individuals and businesses.  Although the tax law changes were intended to simplify the…

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Alert for All Employers! Be Aware of Substantial Changes in NJ Employment Laws!

The State of New Jersey has made numerous changes to the employment laws in the last two years. Businesses large and small, as well as nonprofit organizations and government entities in New Jersey will need to adapt to meet the new requirements and reduce their exposure to enforcement actions and lawsuits. The following list of…

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Mercadien Announces Executive Promotions; Names Ms. Raji Sathappan A Partner

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team. Ms. Raji Sathappan, CPA, MBA, CRCM, CAMS, a member of the Financial Institutions Services Group, is promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs (the official titles of firm partners). Raji has been employed…

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A Tax Deduction for Charitable Giving for NJ?

New Jersey taxpayers may see a deduction for charitable giving for 2019 on the NJ-1040!  On March 25, 2019, the Senate voted in favor of Bill No. S2179 that would allow a charitable deduction for individual taxpayers for contributions made to qualified New Jersey-based charitable organizations.  Creating this tax write-off for New Jersey residents could…

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Turning 18 – What Does It Mean?

18-year-olds are granted many privileges upon their birthday. It’s like turning a switch and the world considers them an adult.  This new found status can be exciting and a little scary. Eighteen-year-olds can own property outright, vote in an election, serve on a jury, get married, get a tattoo, gamble, and enter into binding contracts…

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Opportunity Zones

On April 17, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations and further guidance related to Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) investments. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017, introduced Subchapter Z of the Tax Code, which established the QOZ program.  Under this program, Federal income…

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Mercadien Partner Michelle Everman Participates in Panel Discussion on Planned Giving

Michelle V. Everman, CPA, PFS, CGMA, Managing Director & Co-Chair of Mercadien’s Individual Services and Family Office Group, participated with other experts in a panel discussion on the topics of Estate Planning & Planned Giving, hosted by Princeton Library for members of the community in October 2018. Ms. Everman provides tax, estate, financial and strategic planning to…

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Mercadien Sponsors Session at 2018 NJBIA Women Business Leaders Forum

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Annual Women Business Leaders Forum was held Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Newark Liberty Airport Marriott.  Under the theme, Empowering Together, 400+ attendees heard from featured speakers, including make-up magnate Bobbi Brown as keynote, and panelists at five different educational breakout sessions.  Mercadien sponsored the session,…

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NJ’s New Paid Sick Leave Act – A Summary

The New Jersey State Legislature passed a new Paid Sick Leave Act, that takes effect on Monday, October 29, 2018. Below we’ve summarized the highlights for you to ensure your business is in compliance with the new law. Who is affected? Anyone who employs another individual  When does the Act go into effect? Monday, October…

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State of PA Changes 1099-MISC Withholding Tax Requirements for 2018

The State of Pennsylvania issued changes to 1099-MISC tax withholding requirements for individuals and businesses for 2018. Details can be found on this resource document provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (A – link to doc), which contains links to additional information and State websites. Essentially, if a Pennsylvania company is paying a non-resident…

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