Patrick Chong
Patrick Chong, CPA
Member since 2009

IRS Will Enforce Health Coverage Reporting on 2017 Returns

Posted on October 17, 2017

The IRS updated its page on health care reporting requirements to inform taxpayers and tax practitioners that it will not accept electronically filed 2017 individual income tax returns unless taxpayers indicate that they and everyone on their return had health care coverage, qualified for an exemption from coverage, or will make a shared-responsibility payment (under Sec. 5000A).

e-Services Scam Alert

Posted on October 11, 2017

The IRS is warning all e-Services users to beware a new phishing scam that tries to trick tax professionals into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement.


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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.

New Jersey Tax Conference

November 14, 2017

The New Jersey Tax Conference is celebrating its 12th year and will provide attendees with the latest in New Jersey tax. Learn what you need to know to prevent problems through a detailed dialogue on the latest in New Jersey taxation.


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Helping Clients Save for College

Posted on October 11, 2017

Many clients rely on CPAs for advice when saving for college and want to know the best approach. There are several effective methods.

How to Improve New Jersey's Credit Rating

Posted on October 10, 2017

Regardless of which gubernatorial candidate emerges victorious in November, the state’s credit rating, and its implications on business, is and will remain a very serious issue. Read further to analyze the issue.


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Apply for an NJCPA Scholarship

Posted on October 13, 2017

We're giving out scholarship money! New Jersey high school seniors planning to major in accounting - apply by Dec. 8. New Jersey college juniors/seniors majoring in accounting - apply by Jan. 5.

Speak to High School Students About the CPA Profession

Posted on September 21, 2017

CPAs recognize that the profession is hot, the advantages are clear and there are no limits to the career opportunities. We now need to share this reality with tomorrow’s CPAs. The NJCPA is encouraging its 15,000 members to spend a couple hours of their time talking to high school students at their local school, alma mater or in their community.

Participate in the NJCPA Food Drive

Posted on September 18, 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.


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