Patrick Chong
Patrick Chong, CPA
Member since 2009

What CPAs Need to Know About the TTF and Tax Relief Agreement

Posted on October 19, 2016

Recently, Governor Chris Christie signed a bipartisan agreement to fund the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund and provide tax relief to Garden State residents. We lay out the details of the bill and who benefits from the agreement.

PTIN Class Action Lawsuit Affects All Tax Return Preparers

Posted on October 14, 2016

Tax practitioners across the country have started receiving emails notifying them that if they do not opt out, they will be included in the class of plaintiffs in a lawsuit that is currently pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


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Goodbye A-133, Hello Uniform Guidance: What You Need to Know

Posted on October 14, 2016

The Uniform Guidance requires a government-wide audit quality study once every six years. The first study will likely occur in 2019 or 2020 and will include single audits submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse as early as 2018 (meaning certain 2017 year-end single audits could be included in the scope of the study).

Phasing Out a Tax, Saving the Family Farm

Posted on October 12, 2016

For one family, phasing out the estate tax in NJ could help them keep their 85-year-old farm. (Article features NJCPA CEO Ralph Albert Thomas, CGMA, and NJCPA member Robert Fodera, CPA. Login required.)

Cybersecurity: Reality or Just a Scare Tactic?

Posted on October 11, 2016

Ensuring that confidential data and technology are tightly secured is one of the biggest concerns of most CPA firms. Get a crash course on the biggest security issues you need to protect yourself and the kinds of resources and technologies that will help you guard against identity theft.


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Hot Topics: Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

October 20, 2016

In this digital age, cyber security is just as important as the locks on your doors. The US Department of Homeland Security has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Surgent's Federal Tax Camp

October 25, 2016

The Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 made some of the former so called 'tax extenders' permanent, further extended others, and changed the substance of several. In addition 2015 saw major changes to Social Security file-and-suspend strategies, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax compliance provisions continued to confound many employers. Both businesses and individual clients will be affected by all the tax changes that need extensive tax planning by the tax advisor. Not only will you be updated on the most important tax issues that require your attention, but this course will also review the major trends and changes in the case and regulatory law. Included is full coverage of all tax changes with a view toward planning. Updated for coverage of the NEW Department of Labor exemption classification and overtime requirements.

Accounting and Auditing Conference

November 9, 2016

Pick up tips for increased efficiency, and hear about the most pressing issues in A&A and compilations and reviews from leading industry experts.


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Speak To High School Students About the CPA Profession

Posted on October 17, 2016

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 August 19, 2016

The NJCPA Young CPAs Council is sponsoring a food drive from September 19 through November 18. Bring a non-perishable food contribution to one of our dozens of collection locations and events.

Be a Seminar Moderator

Posted on May 3, 2016

Sign up to moderate an NJCPA seminar and save more than 40 percent on your registration. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with national discussion leaders and network with fellow participants as they arrive.


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