Now that the April 15 the federal tax filing date has passed most of us (reluctantly) turn at least some of our thoughts to the Internal Revenue Service and the tax code. The IRS has done the same thing; on April 15, 2019, it announced that its withholding forms for 2019 will remain the same as 2018, but expects to revise the form and guidance for 2019. Continue reading “Avoiding Tax Return Shock”
New Jersey now requires, by law, employers to offer their employees an opportunity to pay part of their commuting costs in pre-tax dollars. Continue reading “Employee Rights to Commuter Tax Savings”
The National Highway Safety Administration has found that, as late as 2016, when blue tooth and hands-free cell phone technology was well established, 6% of all fatal crashes were caused by a “distracted driver.” In 14% of those cases, the “distraction” was the use of a cell phone policy. New Jersey is one of only three states nationally to receive dedicated distracted driving incentive grant funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Continue reading “Driving With Your Phone: What You Need to Know”
Missed court dates, lost parking tickets and old motor vehicle violations can come back to haunt drivers years later. Some people assume that old motor vehicle violations will not follow them and their driving records from one state to another. Continue reading “Very Old Tickets Are Going to a Final Resting Place Now”
DWI offenders repeatedly convicted of driving while their license is suspended can not serve sentence over weekends.
On May 22, 2019, in State v. Rodriguez, the New Jersey Supreme Court barred those convicted of repeatedly driving while their license was suspended for drunk driving from serving out their sentences over weekends. Instead, they must be incarcerated for 180 consecutive days.