James Blake
James Blake, CPA
Member since 1993

Five Things I Learned from the NJCPA Bylaws Vote

Posted on September 20, 2017

The NJCPA member vote earlier this year to turn down the proposed expansion of the Associate member category to include those who do not hold a CPA license was heard — loud and clear. Please read the letter to see what we learned along the way.

Rules Would Allow Truncated Taxpayer IDs on Forms W-2

Posted on September 19, 2017

In an effort to reduce identity theft, the IRS has issued proposed regulations that would permit employers to use truncated taxpayer identification numbers on Forms W-2 issued to employees.

AICPA Campaign Promotes CPA Firms’ Key Role in Advising Small Businesses

Posted on September 18, 2017

The American Institute of CPAs has launched the latest update of its national #CPApowered campaign, an initiative designed to showcase the strengths of CPA firms as trusted tax and business advisors to consumers and small businesses. The NJCPA is participating in this effort.


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Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference

September 28, 2017

Gather with experts in the fields of business valuation and litigation services to discuss current issues, techniques and pitfalls to avoid. Featured topics for this year’s conference include navigating “trick questions” in testimony, valuing a cannabis business, intellectual property and trade secrets in litigation, and the new CEIV credential.

Hot Topics: Building Your Professional Brand

October 19, 2017

According to a recent article by CGMA Magazine, senior roles place more emphasis on soft skills such as business acumen and communication skills, and less emphasis on technical accounting skills. Attend this webinar and learn how you can leverage your professional brand and online presence to set yourself apart from the competition.

Surgent's Federal Tax Camp

October 24, 2017

The coming year promises plenty of challenges and opportunities for individual and business tax clients. Single party control of the presidency and both chambers of congress paves the way for the most unimpeded path to a major tax bill in many years. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax compliance provisions continue to confound employers, with new requirements hitting their effective dates this year -- while at the same time the potential for significant revisions or even repeal looms. The Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act made some of the former so called 'tax extenders' permanent, further extended others, and changed the substance of several. Major changes to Social Security file-and-suspend and restricted application rules have forced a total rethinking of many long-term planning strategies. These are just a few of the changes that will affect your clients this coming season, and they will look to you to understand the issues and develop a plan that serves their best interests. In this course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most important legislative and regulatory developments of the season as well as major trends and changes in the case law. Included is full coverage of all tax implications with a view toward planning.


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The Blockchain Transformation of Accounting and Auditing

Posted on September 14, 2017

Blockchain technologies allow two or more entities to share information on the internet without having to rely on any one of the others or to pay a third party service to be the master record keeper. Find out more.

The VPN Way

Posted on September 13, 2017

The reality is that accounting has changed, and many clients expect an answer any time, all the time. With a VPN, you can offer those answers. However, security is the utmost importance if you have remote access.

How to Organize Your Desk for Maximum Efficiency

Posted on September 8, 2017

Regardless of your preferences or inclinations, your workstation should be set up for the best time management, productivity and comfort. Here are some tips for maximum efficiency.


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Participate in the NJCPA Food Drive

Posted on September 15, 2017

The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is sponsoring a food drive from September 18 through November 17. Bring a non-perishable food contribution to one of our dozens of collection locations and events.

Be a Seminar Moderator

Posted on May 17, 2017

The NJCPA is looking for members interested in attending and moderating seminars at a discounted registration fee.

Do You Know Congressman Josh Gottheimer?

Posted on March 29, 2017

If you have a relationship with Congressman Josh Gottheimer, we're asking you to join our Keyperson Program to help communicate the NJCPA's position on issues important to the profession.


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