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For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015 New Jersey has amended the Corporation Business Tax Code to require paid tax practitioners who prepare returns for partnerships to file partnership returns (Form NJ-1065) by electronic means. Payments of corporation business tax liabilities, including estimated payments, extensions and vouchers must also be made electronically whether remitted directly by the taxpayer or by the tax preparer. Returns for partnerships that are not prepared by paid preparers must be filed electronically only if they have ten or more partners. For partnerships with fifty partners or less, the Division provides a free online partnership filing. For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, taxpayers who submit their own returns must file their corporation business tax returns electronically. Failure to comply with the electronic filing rule may result in a penalty. For more information, go to: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/efilemandatepartner.shtml
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In a recent decision (Justin Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an employee who is fired for using medical marijuana outside the workplace may bring a claim for disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mason, Griffin & Pierson Attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who argued the cause for Amicus Curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, stated the "decision is a win for employees who test positive for marijuana due to their lawful use of medical marijuana outside the workplace."
Jeanne-Marie Scollo has become an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She earned her J.D from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the firm's Local Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Scollo brings over nine years of previous legal experience to the firm. She served as Deputy County Counsel for Middlesex County from 2014 to 2019 and was previously a solo practitioner in New Brunswick. Ms. Scollo is admitted in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations.