IssuesWatch Podcast

This bi-weekly podcast, hosted by NJCPA Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Kaszerman, covers the latest New Jersey policy and political issues, because you need to know both. The focus is on business and economic issues impacting the business community and all New Jerseyans.

Episodes are released every other Tuesday.


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    NJEDA Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program: Phase 2

    May 28, 2020
    The NJEDA's Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program just received $50 million in additional funding. Jeff talks with Tim Sullivan, CEO of the NJEDA about this second phase.
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    NJEDA Coronavirus Relief Programs

    May 14, 2020
    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 talked with Tim Sullivan, NJEDA Chief Executive Officer. They discussed those programs, as well as other NJEDA resources.
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    Student Loan Debt Relief Measures

    May 5, 2020
    ​On May 4, 2020, Jeff 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
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    PPP Discussion with NJ Bankers Association

    April 30, 2020
    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.
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    SBA Coronavirus Relief Loan Programs Q&A

    April 24, 2020
    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 talks with Al Titone, the New Jersey district director of the SBA, about the next round of PPP funding and answers to your questions.
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    Coronavirus Tax and Financial Relief Update and Q&A

    April 17, 2020
    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
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    Coronavirus Tax and Business Update and Q&A

    April 3, 2020
    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.
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