James Pantzis’ To-Do List If You Can’t Pay All Your Taxes

Some of our Brooklyn clients are STILL pulling their paperwork — which is understandable during this donkey of a year, and with all of the new complications. But sadly, ye olde IRS isn’t extending any payment grace in a couple weeks. (I say “sadly”, but here at Team Pantzis we may or may not be champing at the bit to … Read More

James PantzisJames Pantzis’ To-Do List If You Can’t Pay All Your Taxes

Why Procrastination Makes Sense in 2020 For Brooklyn Taxpayers

We’ve had impeachment votes, worldwide pandemics, quarantine-like lockdowns (for the healthy), public police brutality, widespread protests, intense riots, MURDER HORNETS, statues falling, social media anger and now we have a drunken and murderous monkey to top off our 2020. What’s worse —  the year isn’t even halfway over yet. And there are plenty of other things that we could have … Read More

James PantzisWhy Procrastination Makes Sense in 2020 For Brooklyn Taxpayers

Is Your State Broke? James Pantzis Analyzes State Tax Revenue Sources

With national events continuing as they are, here at J.D. PANTZIS, C.P.A., P.C., we’re finding ourselves locking into “go mode” … again. It’s unusual for us to be in this mode smack in the middle of June, but this year has not been … usual. This is because the tax deadline (July 15th, 2020) is barrelling at us. Many of … Read More

James PantzisIs Your State Broke? James Pantzis Analyzes State Tax Revenue Sources

Financial Mindset Management for Our Brooklyn Tax Clients

Based on the history of events over the course of the last few decades (both here in Brooklyn and beyond), you might have thought that world events would have slowed down in the last week — that there could begin to be some sense of normality. But no. This isn’t a normal time in our nation. It’s not a normal … Read More

James PantzisFinancial Mindset Management for Our Brooklyn Tax Clients

Which Stimulus Payments Are Taxable (and Which Aren’t) For Brooklyn Taxpayers

All over our nation, we’re seeing pain. It’s overwhelming, as someone who has to communicate to a broad base of Brooklyn clients, to even articulate meaningful words about everything that is happening. So … I’m just doing what I can to sit in the pain of it all with my friends, and not try to brush past it. I don’t … Read More

James PantzisWhich Stimulus Payments Are Taxable (and Which Aren’t) For Brooklyn Taxpayers

The Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Brooklyn Taxpayers

Here we are, just out of perhaps the oddest Memorial Day weekend in memory. The summer is here! But it feels like much of our country is still mired in winter. And that feels like it is still the case, no matter the hints of progress against this virus, and no matter the steps taken towards reopening you might be … Read More

James PantzisThe Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Brooklyn Taxpayers

The Breakdown Of Trust In Brooklyn And How To Rise Above

I’ve written a fair amount over the past few weeks about all of the specific provisions in the CARES Act, related to economic stimulus checks, various tax savings strategies, financial implications, and then some. And I will continue to be covering these topics in the weeks ahead. But today I want to address you around this particular social moment we’re … Read More

James PantzisThe Breakdown Of Trust In Brooklyn And How To Rise Above

Brooklyn Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

It feels to me that we’re all in need of some good news. I have some great news for the young (ish) and the old (ish), but before I get there, I’d like to encourage EVERY person who is reading this: Keep your head in the game. Yes — we can so easily get caught up in seemingly-nefarious schemes on … Read More

James PantzisBrooklyn Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

Separating Truth From Fiction Around The Stimulus Payments For Brooklyn Taxpayers

Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep your mind clear. With so many of us spending more time than ever online and on our devices, there are even more opportunities for falling — no, DIVING — into rabbit holes of distraction and unproductive emotion. Yes, I’m a local Brooklyn tax professional. We’re not known for our deep emotions. Which … Read More

James PantzisSeparating Truth From Fiction Around The Stimulus Payments For Brooklyn Taxpayers

What Brooklyn Area Taxpayers Should Know About COVID-Related Scams

Anytime (like now) that there is a rollout of government assistance, we, here in Brooklyn, can count on two things: 1)    Bumps in the road (it’s hard to manage many millions of people needing help) 2)    SCAMS I haven’t yet heard of any of my local Brooklyn clients or friends being taken in by COVID scams, but I did want … Read More

James PantzisWhat Brooklyn Area Taxpayers Should Know About COVID-Related Scams