IssuesWatch

Keep up to date on legislative, regulatory and national issues affecting CPAs and businesses in New Jersey with our variety of IssuesWatch programs, including live broadcasts, videos and podcasts.

 

NJCPA IssuesWatch Live

Get the latest on macro trends in business, the profession and the economy as well as legislative and regulatory changes and their implications. Free for NJCPA members. 

 

Recordings of previous IssuesWatch broadcasts:

  • IssuesWatch LIVE - 6-4-20

    The State of the Economy

    Watch as two noted economists – Daniel Bachman, Ph.D. of Deloitte and James Hughes, Ph.D. of Rutgers – discuss the short- and long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both the national and New Jersey economies. How long will it take to get back to pre-crisis levels? How many businesses are expected to survive and how many will go out of business? How long will the economic fallout from the crisis last? Hear their expert opinions on these topics and more.
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    NJEDA Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program: Phase 2

    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has received $50 million in additional funding via the federal CARES Act. The money is being used to create Phase 2 of the NJEDA’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Hear from Tim Sullivan, CEO of the NJEDA, about who is eligible for this new round of funding and when the application process will open.

    UPDATE 6/2/20: The NJEDA says the application will be open June 9.

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    NJEDA Coronavirus Relief Programs

    Business owners are facing numerous financial hardships in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help New Jersey businesses cope, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) launched a variety of programs and services, from grants and loans to payment moratoria and fee waivers. On May 13, Jeff Kaszerman, NJCPA's Vice President of Government Relations talked with Tim Sullivan, CEO of the NJEDA. They discussed those programs, as well as other NJEDA resources.

  • IssuesWatch LIVE - Student Loan Debt Relief Measures - May 4, 2020 (web)

    COVID-19 Student Loan Debt Relief Measures

    In this IssuesWatch LIVE broadcast, the NJCPA’s Jeff Kaszerman was joined by NJCPA members Melissa Dardani, CPA, and Zachary Cohen, CPA. They discussed the student loan debt relief measures enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic on both the national and New Jersey levels.

    Learn more about student loan debt at njcpa.org/studentloandebt

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    PPP Discussion with NJ Bankers Association

    On April 30, 2020, NJCPA’s Jeff Kaszerman was joined by Mike Affuso, executive vice president and director of government relations at the New Jersey Bankers Association to discuss the highly anticipated second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding. Mike provided some guidance from the banking community on what applicants should know, possible hurdles that may be encountered and more.

    For more PPP news, visit njcpa.org/caresact

  • IssuesWatch LIVE - SBA Coronavirus Relief Loan Programs QA - April 24, 2020

    SBA Coronavirus Relief Loan Programs

    The rollout of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s coronavirus relief programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), has raised plenty of questions among CPAs and business owners.

    In this edition of IssuesWatch LIVE, Jeff Kaszerman, Vice President of Government Relations talks with Al Titone, the New Jersey district director of the SBA, about the next round of PPP funding and answers to your questions.

  • Coronavirus Tax and Business Update and Q&A - IssuesWatch LIVE - March 27, 2020

    Coronavirus Tax and Financial Relief Update

    In our third live broadcast on financial and tax issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, NJCPA’s Jeff Kaszerman was joined by Ray Cantor, vice president of government affairs at the NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA).

    The program covered:

    • The New Jersey tax deadline extension – what is and isn’t extended
    • New information about unemployment insurance for the self-employed, independent contractors and gig workers
    •  Status of the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Coronavirus Tax and Business Update and Q&A - IssuesWatch LIVE - March 27, 2020

    Coronavirus Tax and Business Update

    In this edition of IssuesWatch LIVE, NJCPA's Ralph Albert Thomas and Jeff Kaszerman are joined by Laura Gunn of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. They focus primarily on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's new loan and grant programs as well as an overview of the CARES Act.

  • Coronavirus Tax and Business Update and Q&A - IssuesWatch LIVE - March 27, 2020

    Coronavirus Tax and Business Update and Q&A

    News about the coronavirus crisis is coming at us at dizzying speeds. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s important and what isn’t. In this Facebook Live event, NJCPA’s Ralph Albert Thomas and Jeff Kaszerman provide updates on issues important to CPAs and businesses. They focus on what’s happening both in New Jersey and at the national level.

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    New Jersey Budget Analysis

    NJCPA's Jeff Kaszerman speaks with Dale Florio of Princeton Public Affairs Group and Richard Keevey of Rutgers and Princeton University about Governor Murphy's proposed budget for New Jersey's next fiscal year. They analyze numerous elements and discuss their potential impact and political viability.
  • IssuesWatch LIVE - December 12 2019 (web)

    IssuesWatch LIVE | December 12, 2019

    Hear NJCPA President Kyle Sell, NJCPA CEO Ralph Thomas, and NJCPA COO Ellen McSherry discuss the latest legislative and businesses developments in New Jersey and nationally in this edition of IssuesWatch LIVE!