Mazars Recruits Raphy Soussan for Manufacturing & Distribution Practice

Raphy Soussan to Mazars 2018

25-year veteran of New York market.

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Raphy Soussan has joined the New York accounting office of Mazars USA LLP as a partner in the Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Group, according to RF Resources, which acted as an advisor in the matter.

Prior to joining Mazars USA, Soussan worked at Big Four and mid-size accounting firms, including Anchin Block & Anchin, CBIZ MHM, and Mahoney Cohen, helping clients streamline their operations and achieve their financial objectives. Soussan possesses over 25 years of experience providing auditing, accounting, SEC and GAAP financial reporting including financial planning, tax and business advisory services to a variety of multinational, middle market and start-up companies.

Mazars USA LLP, which traces its roots to 1921, employs more than 20,000 professionals across 86 countries.








2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29

Tax Returns Due April 17.

from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 29, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.  READ MORE →

The IRS Tip 10 List for Choosing a Tax Pro

Setting expectations.

By CPA Trendlines

As a tax pro, you already know what it takes to serve your clients well. But do your clients and prospects know?

In a new 10-point news release aimed at taxpayers, the IRS sets some guidelines for taxpayers to "choose their tax return preparer wisely." You might want to be prepared for the questions clients and prospects may ask.

Here are ten tips for taxpayers to remember when selecting a preparer:


SURVEY: N.J. CPAs Support Recreational Cannabis


"Good source of tax revenue."

By CPA Trendlines

More than 50 percent of New Jersey CPAs say recreational marijuana use should be legalized in the state, according to a new poll by the state society.


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Their reasons stem from it being a good source of tax revenue for the state and the potential for removing some of the burden on state prisons.


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