Average New Jersey tax preparation fees in 2020

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These are the most recent published average industry prices for tax preparation services in the state of New Jersey as of the date of this blog post. These are not my rates, although I do pay attention to this type of published data when calculating my own pricing. Individual tax returns Most individuals who do […]

Unrealistic advice from IRS to gig workers

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IRS says: “The gig economy, also called sharing or access economy, is activity where taxpayers earn income providing on-demand work, services or goods. Often, it’s through a digital platform like an app or website. While there are many types of sharing economy businesses, ride-sharing and home rentals are two of the most popular. Here are […]

PPP agent blues

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Banking, crisis management, Small Business

More than two months ago on LinkedIn I posed a summary of the problem that Wells Fargo small business clients were locked out of the PPP program. I don’t know why so many small nonprofits use Wells Fargo, but they do. As an agent who handles transactions for several of these, it was perplexing. An […]

The fallacy of diversity and inclusion statements

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News and Politics, Nonprofit, Values

I am pleased to work with a wide range of nonprofit organization managers 1. This includes the executives of churches, synagogues, environmental groups, professional and trade associations. One thing that almost all share is a focus on outreach and recruitment. It’s a core theme for most nonprofits, and I think it is fair to say […]

“More than a Vote” and the long road ahead to the next election

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I serve as accountant or treasurer to several nonprofit organizations focused on education and registration of voters. We are more concerned about voter suppression and voter disenfranchisement now than in any earlier time in our lives. That’s why this excerpt published yesterday by writer Heather Cox Wilkinson jumped out at me. “Basketball superstar LeBron James […]

29 “Five Star” online reviews! Thank You!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Financial Planning, Small Business

I started a new small business accounting firm in Millville NJ this past January and got moving just before this shutdown craziness hit us. Tough timing for sure! I know it’s important for a new business to collect client endorsements but there’s been little time for that yet. Even so, I am grateful to have […]

Summary of the HEROS Act

Posted Leave a commentPosted in crisis management, HEROS Act, News and Politics, Small Business

This past week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROS Act that includes: – Money for city and state governments struggling to provide public services with the collapse in tax revenue– Hazard pay for front line workers– Virus testing, tracing and treatment– Second round of direct payments to citizens make up for lost income– […]

I love Powermatch! Thanks Ashley, Seth, Michele and Joel!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Aquaculture, Business networking, Small Business

A huge thanks to Seth Goldstein, Michele Harris and Joel Payton for generously offering their time yesterday for an impromptu master mind brainstorming session. Also thanks to the always amazing Ashley Owens standing in as coordinator for Powermatch to pull it together. We met on Zoom for an hour Friday morning to bounce around ideas […]

The 2020 Government/Capitalist Surveillance Agenda

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There’s a huge battle brewing right now over our rights to privacy. It is widely agreed that the most effective tool to control the current and future pandemics is tracking software,  easily installed on our phones. Some countries are moving ahead with the requirement to use this technology.The U.S. is likely to take eventually adopt […]