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Brian M. Whelan, CPA, Admitted to Firm as Partner

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Brian M. Whelan, CPA, Admitted to Firm as Partner

We are pleased to announce that Brian M. Whelan, CPA has been admitted to the firm as a partner. Brian, who has worked with the firm for more than 12 years, becomes the firm’s fifth partner. In addition to his experience in public accounting at Presti & Naegele, Brian gained experience in the private sector […]

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Salvatore V. Russo, CPA, Admitted to Firm as Partner

We are pleased to announce that Salvatore V. Russo, CPA has been admitted to the firm as a partner. Sal joined Presti & Naegele in November, 2002. With over 15 years of experience in Public Accounting, Sal has serviced Business and Individual clients of all sizes, operating in multiple states and local jurisdictions, in a […]

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Supreme Court Takes up Challenge to ACA Premium Assistance Tax Credit

Between now and late June, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on an important provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: the Code Sec. 36B premium assistance tax credit. The Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, 2014-2 ustc ¶50,367, where the plaintiffs argue that the IRS erred in […]

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Tax reform talks continue in Washington, public input sought

Tax reform percolates in Washington as the new Congress and the White House continue discussions over the scope and reach of tax legislation this year. Administration officials, lawmakers and Congressional staffers have signaled that off-the-record discussions have dealt with some hefty tax reform proposals but, so far, have released few details of these discussions. At […]

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Outsourced Accounting

Five Steps to Transform Financial Accounting from a Headache to a Competitive Advantage Accurate and up-to-date financial information can be a powerful tool for growing businesses. With reliable financial information, business owners can make better strategic decisions, secure resources and increase profitability. While there is no doubt that financial information can be an important competitive […]

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IRS Announces New Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced that the optional mileage allowance for owned or leased autos will increase by 1.5¢ to 57.5¢ per mile for business travel beginning Jan. 1, 2015. This rate can also be used by employers to provide tax-free reimbursements to employees who supply their own autos for business use, under an accountable plan, […]

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Congress Passes Tax Extenders

Extending personal and business tax incentives retroactively for 2014 With just two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, Congress finally passed the much anticipated tax extenders bill extending, for 2014 only, a number of personal and business tax breaks that had expired at the end of 2013. The recently passed bill only extends the […]

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Financial Audits and Reviews – More than a Necessary Evil

Dealing with financial audits and reviews may not be the most exciting part of running a business, but each of these accounting engagements can bring considerable value to management. Whether you are a business owner or an external stakeholder, getting reliable, accurate and meaningful financial information is critical to your ability to protect your investment and maximize […]

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New York Estate Tax Changes – What Do They Mean for You?

On March 31, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation which made significant changes to the NY estate and gift tax laws. While on the whole these changes will provide significant relief to NY taxpayers, they also come with some interesting changes that may lead taxpayers to take another look at current estate plans. What’s New? […]

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FundingGates: Tax Incentives are The Key to Managing Liabilities in 2014

Looking for good news about your future income taxes? As a business owner, you probably won’t find a whole lot at first glance. 2013 and 2014 have brought new taxes, tax rate increases, and the reduction or elimination of some valuable incentives for small businesses. But don’t lose heart. While it is certainly possible that […]

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