Certified Public Accountant

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The accountant firm of Stephen J. Ganns, CPA is happy to announce that we have merged companies with Vescio Family Advisors, LLC effective February 1, 2017. This is a blending of two very successful firms for the purpose of better meeting the challenges present in the accounting, tax, and consulting world. Our goal is to join forces to serve our clients with additional expertise and compassion. We, at Stephen J. Ganns, CPA have always prided ourselves on our abilities but equally on the care we show our clients. In my dealings with Chris Vescio, CPA and the employees of Vescio Family Advisors, LLC, I have found they have the same work ethic and standards that we do. They also exhibit great care for their clients.

During tax season this merger will be seamless as we will continue to service you, the clients of Stephen J. Ganns, CPA, here in our offices with all our current employees.

After tax season, we will be merging the office and all the current employees of both firms will be working in the same location. The firm of Vescio Family Advisors, LLC and our firm are located in the same building (7-11 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601). This enables both our firms to enact this merger with little or no inconveniences to our clients.

We, at Stephen J. Ganns, CPA, look forward to another tax season and this joining of talents with a truly exceptional company, Vescio Family Advisors, LLC.

Client Bill of Rights

As The Taxpayer You Should:

  • Never sign an incomplete tax return or one that is filled out in pencil.
  • Never send cash to the government for payment of your taxes.
  • Always use a check or money order to pay your taxes.
  • Never allow your refund to be mailed to the tax preparer. Keep a record of your tax preparer's year-round address and phone number.
  • Review your complete tax return for accuracy before it is mailed and keep a copy in your files. Make a list of the originals you have given your tax preparer and have the tax preparer sign it.
  • Review your complete tax return for accuracy before it is mailed and keep a copy in your files. Make a list of the originals you have given your tax preparer and have the tax preparer sign it.
  • Review your complete tax return for accuracy before it is mailed and keep a copy in your files. Make a list of the originals you have given your tax preparer and have the tax preparer sign it.

Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparers

  • You are entitled to ask the individual tax preparer assisting or advising you on your tax returns or related matters what his or her qualifications are and he or she is required, upon request, to produce documentation to verify such qualifications.
  • You are entitled to know how fees and charges are computed, including minimum charges and any additional charges. -- You must be given a receipt which states the charges for each tax return. The receipt must list the address and phone number at which the tax preparer may be contacted during the year.
  • You are entitled to know whether the tax preparer will represent you at a government audit. Failure to make this disclosure means that the tax preparer agrees to represent the taxpayer or to provide representation.
  • You are entitled to receive all personal papers you provided to the tax preparer upon request when the original tax return is given to you for filing, unless the tax preparer is specifically permitted to retain such papers under state or federal law.
  • You are entitled to know that any tax preparer who advertises the availability of a program by which a taxpayer may receive a loan against the taxpayer's anticipated refund may not directly or indirectly represent such loan as a refund. Any advertisement for tax preparation services which mentions such a loan program must state conspicuously that a fee or interest will be charged by the lending institution for any loan, and must disclose the name of the lending institution.
  • You are entitled to receive a copy of every tax return that the tax preparer prepares on your behalf at the time the original tax return is given to the taxpayer for filing. In the case of tax returns that are filed electronically there will be no original tax return.
  • You are entitled to have the tax preparer sign every tax return that he prepares on your behalf. In the case of tax returns that are filed electronically the signature may be electronic.
  • You are entitled to know whether or not the tax preparer is a licensed accountant or attorney in New York State.