12 Days of Giving - Day 5: Team Walker

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

Team Walker is applauded in Day 5 of Wiss' #12DaysofGiving Celebration. We feel so privileged to have the relationship we do with Jerry Walker and his selfless and passionate TW team who works to provide positive influences in the lives of Jersey City children. Team Walker (TW) is an organization whose mission is to provide safe and constructive alternatives to the harmful influences that plague inner city youth, specifically in Jersey City, NJ. Through a structured academic and recreational environment, t... read more.

12 Days of Giving - Day 4: Goodwill Industries

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

Goodwill Industries International is highlighted in Day 4 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization that strives to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and QOL for individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Goodwill provides job training, employment placement serv... read more.

The "Sexy" Career Path of Real Estate Accounting

By Wiss, Posted in Real Estate

By Wiss Associate I got into the field of real estate accounting for one good reason: I was majoring in accounting at Rutgers-Newark, working nights at a warehouse and looking for a part-time job that would let me use more of what I was learning at school. The first offer I got was for an internship with a real estate accounting firm. That turned into my first career job out of college and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 15 years. If you’re just starting out and exploring career... read more.

12 Days of Giving - Day 3: Habitat for Humanity

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

Habitat for Humanity is highlighted in Day 3 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to celebrate this housing organization that builds simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty. Minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living and many workers struggle to afford decent housing.Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing organization founded on the conviction that eve... read more.

12 Days of Giving - Day 2: March of Dimes

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

March of Dimes is highlighted in Day 2 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. They have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respi... read more.

12 Days of Giving - Day 1: NJ Sharing Network

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

NJ Sharing Network is highlighted in Day 1 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization and their very caring and dedicated employees. The NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization. They are responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. Additionally, they are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the more than 120,000... read more.

Bringing Companies Together Through Post-Transaction Integration

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Paul Ursich You’ve just spent months doing due diligence and negotiating terms, and you’ve finally acquired another company — or your company has been acquired. Finally, the hard work is done. Or so you thought. Now begins the process of integrating the two companies, bringing together people, processes and procedures, culture, technologies and management responsibilities as seamlessly as possible.  Here are the next steps to managing the post-transaction integration process.&nb... read more.

These Cost Recovery Provisions Have Yet to be Renewed

By Wiss, Posted in Tax Services

By Craig Jackson It’s that time of year again, when business owners and accounting firms try to predict which federal depreciation provisions Congress will renew for 2016 — and which will not make the cut. Several depreciation provisions expired at the end of 2014, potentially impacting taxpayers who are accustomed to these accelerated depreciation provisions.  The uncertainty surrounding which provisions will renew has made the tax planning process challenging and unpredictable. To help... read more.

Top Earners Should Consider this Retirement Strategy

By Wiss, Posted in Tax Advantages

By Russ Faye If you are a high-income sole proprietor or the owner of a small business searching for a tax-advantaged retirement strategy, defined benefit pension plans could be the ideal tool for your needs. Here’s how to determine whether you should discuss this option with your trusted financial adviser.  How it works A defined benefit pension plan is a qualified retirement plan to which you make an annual contribution, which fund a chosen level of retirement income you will receive at a p... read more.

How to Tell Which New York City Apartments are Rent Regulated

By Wiss, Posted in Real Estate

By Kyle Pennacchia More than 56 percent of New York City residents are burdened by spending more than one-third of their income on rent and utilities according to a recent New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey. The challenge current landlords and city officials face is making the rental market within the city limits profitable, while also keeping rental rates affordable and readily available for all New York City residents.  Owning a residential building in New York City can be very lucrative, but... read more.