Brian Gordon Joins Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP as State and Local Tax Director

Thursday, March 6, 2014

JERICHO, NY — Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP has announced that Brian Gordon, CPA has joined the firm as a State and Local Tax (SALT) Director, as of March 1.

Mr. Gordon has more than 30 years experience with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. His specialty has been residency and, while with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, he was involved in many high-profile residency audits. His most recent position was a District Audit Manager for both Manhattan and Brooklyn, where he focused his expertise and experience on significant SALT issues, including Income Tax, Pass Through Entities, Corporation Tax, Sales Tax, and Residency matters.

In addition to his many accomplishments, while working for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Mr. Gordon has participated in lectures on a wide array of tax topics. He is currently a member of the NYSSCPA and New York State Multistate and Local Tax Committee. He has written several articles on SALT issues, most recently about a case based on statutory residency and the definition of “maintaining” a permanent place of abode. Many tax professionals have been following a particular case through the various levels of the New York State court system due to its implications. 

“We are proud to have Mr. Gordon join our firm,” said Scott Sanders, Managing Partner, Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP. “His extensive focused background in state and local tax and audit areas will be a great asset to Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz and his experience with the New York State Department of Taxation makes him the perfect Director for our State and Local Tax department.”

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* Photo of Mr. Gordon is attached and available upon request.

About Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP

Formerly known as Sanders Thaler & Associates, LLP, Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP is a regional Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm based in Jericho, New York, with an additional office in New York, NY. The firm provides a variety of services, including income tax preparation for all types of businesses and individuals; Internal Revenue Service and New York State audit representation; payroll reporting; QuickBooks setup, support and training; business startup services; monthly bookkeeping; ensuring that all its clients’ financial records are up-to-date and accurate; and estate planning, inclusive of estate and trust tax preparation, family office services and audit, review and compilation services. It is the firm’s belief that its continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of its commitment to excellence. For more information, call (516) 938-5219 or visit