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September 2016

How to Invest an Inheritance for a Comfortable Retirement

Inheriting a large sum of money can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you approach it. When your net worth takes a significant leap overnight, that creates new opportunities, financially speaking. If you've recently inherited a windfall or you're set to in the near future, here are the most important things to keep in mind when you have your eye on a comfortable retirement. Read More

April 2016

2016 Social Security Revisions to Take Effect May 1

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was passed by Congress in October of 2015 and the modifications it proposes will officially take effect on May 1. These latest changes were put in place to prevent people from taking advantage of many of the optimization strategies. Read More


April 2016

Governor Cuomo Signs New Minimum Wage Law

The New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a deal with the State legislature to increase the State minimum wage over a gradual process, which is outlined as follows: Read More


February 2016

Katz Viola Lebenhart & Mauro, LLP Warns of Deceitful Tax Filing Phone Calls and Emails

The partners of Katz Viola Lebenhart & Mauro, LLP want all taxpayers to know about the latest scams taking place on unsuspecting, hardworking individuals and families during this very busy tax season. In addition to a recent statement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warning residents of phone call scams, the firm has additionally become aware of an email phishing scam. Read More


January 2016

Start saving now, pay down debt

For many, their 20s are the time of their lives. Those with a college degree see endless possibilities — they're ready for the world. Read More


January 2016

After years of patches, Feds make tax breaks permanent

The federal government has permanently approved a wide range of tax breaks for businesses, rather than continuing to extend them for one or more years, giving companie the benefit of certainty as well as tax cuts. Read More


December 2015

Take Advantage of the 56 Recent Federal Tax Break Extensions

With the New Year comes a new tax season, and with it the latest tax breaks and rebates. As such, Katz Viola Lebenhart & Mauro, LLP is informing all New York taxpayers of recent legislation that will allow 56 Federal tax breaks to be extended through 2016. Read More


August 2015

Cutting housing costs to enjoy golden years

Scott Sanders of Katz Viola Lebenhart & Mauro LLP was quoted in this Newsday article, which ran on August 10, 2015 Read More


July 2015

Eliot Lebenhart featured in Long Island Business News' "In Vogue with International Tax

Eliot Lebenhart, CPA, Senior Partner of Katz Viola Lebenhart & Mauro, LLP, was recently interviewed for Long Island Business News' "In Vogue with International Tax" article. In this feature, Mr. Lebenhart discussed specialized tax preparation for models and entertainers, including managing foreign and domestic tax issues. He also focused on the business expense guidelines and restrictions faced by these professionals. Read More


June 2015

Eliot Lebenhart, CPA Interviewed by News 12 Long Island Regarding a Story on IRS Identity Theft

Eliot Lebenhart, CPA, a Partner with the firm, was recently interviewed by News 12 Long Island about an IRS security breach that allowed criminals to gain personal tax information on over 100,000 taxpayers, using the "Get Transcript" feature on the IRS website. Click here to watch the story


 

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