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CPA Q&A

Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, discusses whether or not one’s Social Security counts on the FAFSA– LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on the digital news site of The Star-Ledger and NJadvancemedia. In the article, “Does Social Security count on the FAFSA?” Karu states, “Under the law, up to 85 percent of the recipient's Social Security benefits are ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

Residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed a special interactive music and art program with toddlers on January 9. Organized by two volunteers, Rachel Marcus and Emily Fox, who bring their toddlers to visit the residents on a weekly basis, the event brought lots of smiles and laughter to the residents.

Sobel Solutions

Year-end tax planning tips have always been a popular subject as the calendar turns to the fourth quarter, but as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed at the end of 2017, there is more interest in this topic than ever! The Act brings with it both the creation of new deductions and the elimination of old deductions that need to be taken into consideration when planning any last minute maneuvers.  Following generic, one-size-fits-all “tax tips,” may not be the best way to start the process.  Instead, the ...

West Essex Mompreneurs

If someone asked you what the fastest growing sport in America currently is, chances are you wouldn’t know that the correct answer is pickleball. While pickleball has been around since 1965, its explosive growth has only occurred in the past eight years. There are currently three million people playing the sport in the United States, which represents a growth rate of 385 percent, since just 2010. Livingston resident Rebecca Lederman’s parents started playing pickleball in Florida years ago and tried recruiting her to ...

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