SobelCo Adds value
MARCH 2019
Strategies For Giving
Mary Ford, CPA, SobelCo
Tax planning has become an integral part of most everyone’s giving strategies, and today more than ever, options are being weighed to address many of the challenges presented in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed at the end of 2017.

Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
There have been expected and unexpected trends that have emerged as a result of the Act.
What's New at SobelCo
This month SobelCo also sponsored the quarterly NJ Manufacturers Extension Program’s Resource Dinner, providing a chance for everyone to get an update on all the exciting initiatives that NJMEP has undertaken. Reminder: Manufacturing Day is October 4, 2019!


Update on Swipe Fees: Again!

By John Mellage, CPA, SobelCo
Chris Martin, CPA, SobelCo
An article entitled, “Kroger ban on Visa credit cards: what you need to know,” was recently published in USA Today on March 1, 2019. Most of you are well aware that this is not a new conversation. In fact, this controversial issue stretches back well more than a decade.

As long ago as 2005, a class action law suit was filed by retail merchants against Mastercard and Visa for what was described as their ‘unfair swipe fee practices.’
Global Trade Can be Complicated for Women in
International Business
At the March 2019 Women in International Trade Roundtable hosted by SobelCo with the US Department of Commercial Services, many of the attendees described themselves as ‘small business owners.’ But at the same time these women were present at this meeting specifically to focus on doing business internationally!
New Jersey Manufacturers Extension Program (NJMEP) Has Opportunities for Business Owners in NJ
Many manufacturers in New Jersey recognize that doing business in the state can be a costly endeavor from overhead costs to labor and everything in between. But at the same time, there are opportunities for owners who turn to New Jersey Manufacturers Extension Program (NJMEP) for support and help. NJMEP is a not-for-profit company that works with New Jersey’s small to mid-sized manufacturers to help them become more efficient, profitable and globally competitive.
April 17, 2019  
Nonprofit Board Chair Roundtable
May 1, 2019
Fourth Annual Employee Benefit Plan Symposium
May 8, 2019
Nonprofit Webinar
May 21, 2019
Executive Women's Leadership Breakfast