The people behind the
great ideas at MWE.
Alan Materazo, CPA - Partner
Throughout his career at MWE, Al has conducted and administered management advisory services, audit and accounting, and tax planning to a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, private equity, software development, catering and hospitality, and real estate.
For more than a quarter century, Al has advised clients on a wide range of special assignments such as mergers and acquisitions, workflow analysis, product line profitability analysis, internal control studies and developing strategic plans and financial projections.
Al heads the Small Business Department and serves as the Partner in Charge of Marketing and Business Development. He regularly develops and teaches numerous in-house courses in various audit and accounting areas and directs the Firm's continuing education program.
Al joined MWE directly upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in 1987. He began as a Junior Staff Accountant and steadily advanced to become Partner in January 2004. Al is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York Society of CPAs.
- October 18, 2019Understanding and controlling the unemployment tax costs of your business
As an employer, you must pay federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on amounts up to $7,000 paid to each employee as wages during the calendar year.The rate of tax imposed is 6% but can be reduced by a credit (described below).
- July 30, 2019Let’s find a better way to manage your receivables
Failure to collect accounts receivable (AR) in a timely manner can lead to a myriad of financial problems for your company, including poor cash flow and the inability to pay bills.Here are five effective ideas to facilitate more timely collections:
- March 8, 2019Beware the Ides of March — if you own a pass-through entity
Shakespeare’s words don’t apply just to Julius Caesar; they also apply to calendar-year partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) treated as partnerships or S corporations for tax purposes.Why?
- September 6, 2018Keep it SIMPLE: A tax-advantaged retirement plan solution for small businesses
If your small business doesn’t offer its employees a retirement plan, you may want to consider a SIMPLE IRA.Offering a retirement plan can provide your business with valuable tax deductions and help you attract and retain employees.
- August 15, 2018Do you qualify for the home office deduction?
Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employees can no longer claim the home office deduction.If, however, you run a business from your home or are otherwise self-employed and use part of your home for business purposes, the home office deduction may still be available to you.
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