Our Services

At Joseph S. Reisman EA, we work side-by-side with our clients and tailor our services to fit their specific needs. We combine personal attention and access with the highest levels of technical expertise and specialized knowledge. Timely communication and responsiveness are hallmarks of our client relationships. All of these attributes support our objective of helping you reach your financial goals.

We pursue excellence by staying on top of current developments and technologies. We stay abreast of industry issues and observe the marketplace so we can analyze provide service and advice tailored to your specific needs and goals. We use our experience and resources to develop industry insights and specialized skills that allow us to bring maximum value to your projects. Together all of these factors allow us deliver superior service and act as a trusted business advisor.

A detailed listing of the services we provide is set out below. Take a look at what we have to offer and how we can help you or your business.

 

Individual and Business Tax Preparation

At  Joseph S. Reisman EA, we assist our tax clients through efficient compliance and effective planning to help them realize substantial savings. We use a team approach and focus on timely communication to provide our clients with excellent service. Tax partner and specialist involvement ensure that our clients receive the most experienced technical expertise we have to offer.

We offer the following tax services:

Federal, State and International Business Tax Services

Tax Return Compliance

Preparation of federal, state and international tax returns is the core of our tax services. High-levels of technical and industry specific expertise allow our tax professionals to ensure our clients’ tax returns are prepared efficiently and timely.

Transactional Structuring

We help businesses structure economic transactions in ways that minimize the tax impact by advising them on acquisitions, sales and mergers.

Accounting Method Reviews

We review businesses’ tax accounting methodologies for proper accounting and accounting method strategies to maximize income tax benefits.

Transfer Pricing Studies

Our transfer pricing specialists can provide your business with consultations and studies to assist you with determining appropriate “arms’-length” pricing among related companies.

Research Credit Calculations

We can help your business determine if it is eligible to claim certain federal and state research credits, assist with the documentation requirements and quantify the amount of the tax credit.

State and Local Tax Specific Services

Nexus Consulting and State Tax Liability Analysis

We can help you to understand and navigate where your business is required to file and pay state and local taxes based on multistate activities. Additionally, we will make recommendations of where to file and quantify potential tax liabilities associated with various state and local jurisdictions.

Sales and Use Tax Determination

We can assist you understand the sales and use tax consequences of specific transactions and ensure you meet any filing requirement.

Tax Planning Services

Federal Income Tax Planning

We aid businesses with all aspects of federal income tax planning. This includes implementing federal income tax strategies that maximize savings, increase profits and manage cash flows.

State and Local Tax Planning

Our team understands the structural and transactional underpinnings of state and local regulations in ways that allow us to create solutions that mitigate tax liabilities. We provide state and local tax planning in the following areas:

  • Income tax
  • Franchise tax
  • Sales and use tax
  • Property tax
  • Other miscellaneous taxes

Business Succession Tax Planning

You spent your life building your business and now you want to pass it on to the next generation or sell the value you built. We advise businesses on the proper succession planning to preserve your family and business legacy while also looking out for potential tax consequences that may result.

Other Tax Services

Accounting for Income Taxes

Financial accounting for income taxes can be complex. Our professionals have the technical skills and experience to help our clients navigate through these complex requirements and create efficient income tax accounting and reporting. We also help companies stay up-to-date with regulatory guidance and disclosure requirements. The services we offer allow our clients to minimize year-end surprises and reduce risk related to reporting. These services include:

  • Calculation of tax provisions
  • Account for uncertain tax positions
  • Analyze current and deferred taxes
  • Prepare financial statement footnote disclosures

Tax Updates

We keep our clients up-to-date on the latest federal, state and international tax issues through webinars, newsletters, website postings and face-face to meetings. By staying ahead of tax issues, and we can communicate how they will impact your operations quickly and address them in a timely manner.

Individual Tax Services

When it comes to individual taxes, change provides opportunity. We keep on top of these changes to provide you with the best advice and strategies, especially through planning opportunities. You can depend on us for objective guidance and personal attention. We believe in focusing on your long-term financial goals and steering your current needs in a direction to meet them.

Estate and Trust Tax Services

If you have not considered what will happen to your hard earned assets as you age and eventually pass on, you should. Without an estate plan, the wealth you worked your entire life to build will be distributed according to state law and not according to your wishes. Estate planning is crucial if you want to minimize taxes and distribute as much as possible to your preferred beneficiaries.

We will work with you to design an estate plan customized to your particular needs by utilizing a variety of planning vehicles such as family limited partnerships, trusts and charitable entities. Our team can assist you by performing the following:

  • Review wills and trust instruments.
  • Estimate estate taxes and strategize alternatives that may provide tax savings.
  • Review business issues including valuation and the transfer and/or disposition of business interests.
  • Identify potential liquidity problems caused by federal and state estate taxes for the continued operation of the family business, probate, administration costs, etc.
  • Develop a lifetime gifting program using vehicles such as family limited partnerships, charitable trusts and qualified personal residence trusts
  • Prepare estate, gift, fiduciary and non-profit tax returns
  • Advise you on the possible use of various trusts structures; including charitable remainder trusts, grantor annuity trusts, personal residence trusts, family partnerships, credit shelter trusts, marital deduction trusts and revocable lifetime trusts.

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You can fax, mail, or securely email your paperwork, making the tax-time experience painless and convenient.
 
Let us do all the work for you.

 

Payroll Services

Payroll Services

We offer customized electronic payroll systems to meet the specific needs and demands of your business. Letting us handle your payroll means you never have to worry about keeping up with tax law or reporting requirements again.

Our payroll system provides a wide array of options including direct deposit, compliance reporting, tax filing and more. We can set-up automatic reports to allow you to review you payroll as efficiently as possible.

Our payroll system includes the following capabilities:

  • Withholdings calculations for Federal and all 50 states
  • Multiple payroll schedules and types including retroactive, tips, and reimbursements
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wide array of standard deductions and an unlimited number of custom deductions
  • Tracking and accrual of vacation, personal, and sick time
  • Electronic payment of federal and state payroll taxes
  • Filing of quarterly and annual federal and state payroll forms
  • Complete W-2 and W-3 reporting
  • Full range of compliance reports
  • Our professional advice and guidance on payroll matters

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Call us today at (718) 332-1040 to get started with our no hassle payroll service!

   

Bookkeeping Services

Bookkeeping Services

Good financial information provided in a timely and accurate manner is essential to good management. Let us perform your bookkeeping and save yourself time, money and distractions. This will allow you to focus on what you do best – running your business. Our firm provides a full range of bookkeeping services including the following:

  • General ledger & financial statement preparation
  • Adjusting journal entries
  • Book keeping on an Monthly, Quarterly or Annual basis
  • Accounting system setup for new businesses

Let us do all the work for you.

 

Audit

Joseph S. Reisman EA, only audits privately held companies. Concentrating on privately held companies means we are free from public company regulations reporting deadlines, disclosure complexities and risk management issues. As a result, we can focus on what really matter to you and your business.

Audits are usually performed because an outside third party requires an auditor’s opinion on the financial statements. Audits are performed for the purpose of expressing an opinion about whether the financial statements are fairly presented and that they conform with generally accepted accounting principles or another financial reporting framework.

Audits are the most comprehensive of all the attest services. Auditing procedures include testing accounting records and examining evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Evidence is obtained through inquiries, analytical procedures, physical inspection, observation, and through independent confirmation. Additionally, audits require an understanding of the entity and its internal controls.

There are certain assurances that audits are not designed to provide. An audit does not provide assurance on or aim to identify deficiencies in internal control. The work performed as part of an audit does give us an understanding of how your company and financial reporting function. This means we may be able to identify issues related to internal controls, processes, inefficiencies, cash flows problems as well as company and industry trends. As a result, the work performed during an audit may allow us to provide you with general business advice based on the insights gained during the engagement.

Reviews

Reviews are usually performed to satisfy third parties that want to be assured that the financial statements are not materially misstated. They provide a lesser degree of assurance to financial statement users than an audit. Also, unlike an audit, there is no expression of an opinion on the financial statements, testing of controls or financial data. Reviews essentially consist of inquiries of company personnel and analytical procedures applied to financial data.

Compilations

Compilations provide the lowest level of assurance of the financial statements services. They are often required by outside third parties as well as internally by companies.

In a compilation we assist management in presenting their financial information as financial statements in the proper form. Compilations also require us to acquire an understanding of the client’s industry and to obtain specific knowledge about the client. Additionally, we read the financial statements and ensure they are free from obvious material errors. They provide no expression of an opinion on the financial statements.

Agreed Upon Procedures

Agreed upon procedures are performed when the parties involved concur that they want the accountant to perform a specific procedure or set of procedures. They can be useful when you or a third party wants some comfort about a specific area such as inventory or cash, but do not need the assurance and related time and expense of a full audit or review. Agreed upon procedures can deal with a diverse variety of subject matter such as the quality of collateral or due diligence related to a business acquisition. In all cases, agreed upon procedures are solely the responsibility of the parties who specify them and they never provide an opinion on the subject matter or financial statements.

Visit our set of Financial Calculators for quick answers on topics such as your IRA, investments, your child’s college tuition, and your mortgage or credit card calculations.

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If you’ve received a notice from the IRS, the State or city, the Department of Labor, or any other agency, mail, email, or fax it to us immediately. If you have any questions, please call us. We are available anytime at (718) 332-1040.