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Resolve Your NJ Tax Debt, No Penalties!

September 29th, 2014

Resolve your NJ Tax Debts- without penalties. Businesses and individuals may pay their outstanding tax liabilities to NJ by Nov. 17, 2014 and avoid penalties

NJ Alimony Reform Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Christie

September 22nd, 2014

NJ Alimony Reform provides relief to payers of alimony. Alimony may be modified if payer is unemployed.

Free Seminar: Learn What Harms and Helps your Credit Score

September 19th, 2014

Free seminar on how to improve your credit score at Urbach & Avraham. Tuesday 8:15 AM, September 30th. Learn what harms and helps your credit.

NJ Employers-Reduce Your Unemployment Tax Rates-August Deadline

July 29th, 2014

NJ Employers can Reduce their NJ Unemployment Rates by making a Voluntary Payment- the Deadline is August 19, 2014

Unreported Assets Overseas? The Clock is Ticking

May 29th, 2014

Owners of foreign bank accounts have until June 30, 2014 to file IRS Form 114- Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR). Even if the bank account doesn’t generate income, just owning it or having signature authority requires you to file the FBAR.

Avoid NJ DOL Audits- S-Corp Owners Should Take Reasonable Compensation

January 8th, 2014

In an S-Corporation, a popular choice of tax entity among businesses, an owner who works for the company is required to take wages. How much of the company’s income is classified as wages versus S Corp. income (reported to the owner on Form K-1) is up to the owner. The net income will be taxed regardless of how it’s classified. The big difference lies in federal employment taxes, which are not paid on K-1 income.

Upcoming UA Seminar: Do You Know the Real Value of Your Medical Practice?

December 2nd, 2013

What elements and factors enter into the value of your business? How can you increase and maintain the value of your business? This topic will be addressed at the upcoming complimentary U&A seminar, the first installment in a four part series tailored to medical and healthcare professionals.

Executors Beware: NJ Law Requires Child Support Search Prior to Distribution

November 27th, 2013

If you are executor of an estate in New Jersey and intend to make a distribution to the beneficiaries, there’s one important step you need to take first. NJ law requires an executor/administrator to initiate a child support enforcement order for any beneficiary receiving in excess of $2,000 prior to the distribution. The executor is personally liable for making a distribution without initiating the order, as the Child Support Judgment is a lien against the net proceeds of any inheritance in NJ.

Good News for NJ Employers: Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Surcharge Avoided

November 1st, 2013

New Jersey employers can breathe a sigh of relief, as Governor Christie has announced that new fiscal management practices have brought New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund into solvency for the first time since 2009. This spares businesses from a drastic tax surcharge, as Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) was set to increase from the base rate of 0.6% ($42 maximum per employee) to 1.5% ($105 maximum per employee). The surcharge is imposed when a state has borrowed from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund and increases each year. In 2012, NJ employers paid 1.2% due to the surcharge ($84 maximum per employee). By repaying the loan to the Feds, employers will not be subject to this surcharge on their 2013 FUTA wages and will only pay the base rate of 0.6% ($42 maximum per employee).

Hit by the NJ Exit Tax for Selling Real Estate? Recover Your Money Quickly

October 31st, 2013

If you’re a non-resident selling investment real estate in New Jersey, there’s a unique NJ tax you should be aware of. Both residents and non-residents always had to pay income tax on the gain upon the sale of real estate. This tax is required to be withheld for non-residents. The “Exit Tax”, which came into law six years ago, requires the seller to file a GIT/REP form (Gross Income Tax form) in order to record a Deed for the transfer of his property. When a non-resident sells the property, New Jersey will withhold this income tax in the amount of either 8.97 percent of the profit or 2 percent of the total selling price, whichever is higher. Therefore, even if the property is sold at a loss, tax must be withheld to fulfill the two percent requirement.

It’s important to realize that while the Exit Tax requires a substantial withholding, it doesn’t have any impact on the tax liability. If a taxpayer has excess withholding it would be prudent to file Form NJ1040 (individual) or NJ1041 (estate) quickly to expedite the recovery of the excess withholding.

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