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The mission of a comprehensive financial partner is to arrive at a desired destination.

Throughout this mission there are changes in the economic landscape, adjustments for political swings, and accounting for other outside influences.
Throughout the journey there are stops, both planned and impromptu.  The birth of a special needs child, saving for a college education, providing for retirement, elderly medical including nursing costs, income and estate tax planning, and of course the ongoing expense of living.
Whatever life changes may arise, our goal is to help you overcome obstacles, embrace opportunity, and put you in the driver’s seat of your financial future

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- Enrolled to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service - Elected Franchise rep to Jackson Hewitt's National Advisory Council - Accredited Business Advisor - Past President - New York Society of Independent Accountants - Past Legislative Chair - National Society of Accountants, State Regulation and Oversight - Michael assists Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - John Harper in all phases of execution of their Hudson Valley Jackson Hewitt franchise system from site expansion, asset acquisition and financial modeling to customer service oversight. Michael also handles the most complex scenarios of a limited client mix taking exclusive advantage of tax and business services. - Catch Michael on LinkedIn or as a regular guest on Hudson Valley Focus Live with Tom Sipos at 1450 WKIP.

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- Enrolled to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service - John is the compliance pillar of the firm and is charged with the financial management and reporting of Got-Refund.Com, Inc. His responsibilities also include oversight of the highest net worth individuals and businesses in the Orange, Rockland, and Sullivan County territories. - Most recently John Harper pioneered our expansion into the financing arena with the formation of Executive Funding LLC. - John is also responsible for operational oversight in Monroe, Middletown, and Monticello WalMart stores as well as the new Middletown District Office.

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Gil Tatarsky has a wide range of business experience from developing raw ideas into market opportunities to working with multi-billion dollar global companies. Gil has been a CPA and entrepreneur for the past twenty years. Gil joined Jackson Hewitt in 2013 to pursue a specialized field of taxation and use his entrepreneurial and management experiences to help grow the company. Gil is a graduate of SUNY Albany's Business School. He has nearly a decade of corporate experience including work for the world’s largest consulting and accounting firm: Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PWC). As part of PWC’s Entertainment and Media Group, he oversaw large multinational clients such as Viacom, Sony Music and Reuters. He was part of the initial implementation team for the launch of Sony’s PlayStation.

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Nickolas Lapointe is an Accountant and Tax Preparer for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and Jtax Business. In this role, Nickolas manages the Accounting, Payroll Tax, Sales Tax and Bookkeeping division. Nickolas helps his business clients solve solutions and achieve their financial goals. He is also experienced in Tax Debt settlements including Offer in Compromise with the IRS and NYS as he has settled countless cases before the IRS. Nickolas is a qualified Tax, Accountant and Financial professional who holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting/Finance from the University of Southern New Hampshire. He is also currently working on achieving his Masters in Accounting/Finance from the University of Southern New Hampshire. Nickolas is available for private consultations and can be reached at (845) 561-7930 or by email at Nickolas.Lapointe@jtaxny.com

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