The NJ Department of Environmental Protection just released additional FAQs on the new Plastic Bag Ban Law. This latest round of FAQs addresses various issues such as curbside pickup/home delivery services, prepared food, straws and an explanation for some exemptions. This builds on the latest round of questions businesses have sought answers from NJDEP on the implementation process and eCommerce delivery.

The NJDEP Get Past Plastic website that hosts this information is available here. Once on the website scroll down to the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. You must click the various question sections listed 1-through-5 to find the new answers starting at Section (1.20). Upon clicking a question section, you will see the latest questions bolded with “New” listed to the right of the question.  

We are two weeks away from implementation so please continue to check out the resources on the websites below:

If your organizations have any questions, you can refer them to NJBAC’s “Live Chat” and 1-800-JERSEY-7, Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.

Tax Tip 2022-37: Small business rent expenses may be tax deductible

Tax-deductible Rent is any amount paid for the use of property that a small business doesn’t own. Typically, rent can be deducted as a business expense when the rent is for property the taxpayer uses for the business.


(22/P14) TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today urged the public to get ready for the state’s plastic bag and polystyrene foam food-service container law that takes effect May 4, just 30 days away, by stocking up on reusable bags and visiting the DEP’s Get Past Plastic website. He also reminded food-service businesses that another provision of the law requires that single-use plastic straws to be distributed only at the customer’s request has been in effect since late last year.

NJ Business Action Center

You may know that the State of New Jersey has different funding opportunities available and that the State supports businesses with hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Now there is one spot to search through multiple State funding opportunities, and you can filter it by type of funding – loan, grant, tax credit, etc. – and even type of industry. Get results customized for your business today click Read More to check out our website.

Charge Up Your Town: Best Management Practices to Ensure Your Town is EV-Ready

This Best Management Practices guide is intended to help municipal staff and their communities understand the context for the statewide EV ordinance, and the considerations relevant to municipalities as they take steps to support the state goals of increasing access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Grow your business with government contracting.

Have you been thinking about becoming a contractor with the government? The State of New Jersey offers a single resource with everything you need to get started.

NJ Secure Choice Program

Governor Phil Murphy enacted a state-sponsored retirement plan structured to help private-sector employees save for the future.

In March 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Act (P.L. 2019 c. 56) to establish the Secure Choice Savings Program. This state-sponsored retirement plan was created to assist private-sector employees with their future savings, and it is independently administered by the Secure Choice Savings Board, which held its first organizational meeting on December 15, 2021.

The program is not currently active, and The Board is currently working on its implementation. Updates will be posted as received.

Small Business Rent Expenses May Be Tax Deductible

Small Business Rent Expenses May Be Tax Deductible

Business rental properties used by taxpayers may qualify for a tax deduction.

If a small business pays rent on property they do not own, it can typically be deducted as a business expense. Taxpayers should be aware when leasing or purchasing property, they must identify if the payments are for rent or the purchase of the property and if the agreement is a lease or conditional sales contract. Payments made under a conditional sales contract aren't deductible as rent expenses.

Businesses are unable to obtain a rental deduction for unreasonable rents paid, which applies when rent is higher than market value or a professional appraisal.

A business owner's workplace can be in their home if they have a home office that qualifies as their principal place of business.

Rent paid for a business is usually deductible within the year it is paid. Businesses that pay rent in advance may deduct the amount that applies to the use of the rented property with the tax year. The business can subtract the leftover dues over the period to which it applies.

A business can almost always deduct the costs paid to cancel a business lease.