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A reminder that self-care is important during tax season

By Michael B. Herz
Westchester Chapter President

Tax season is now upon us, and we will soon be working hard as we explain the new tax laws and their ramifications to our respective clients. Fortunately, many of our tax programs now come equipped with a sub-program, which calculates the overall effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, versus the prior tax law, on a client-by-client basis.

As we make our way through this busy season in which many of us work seven days a week, we should still try to take care of ourselves, so we don’t become too run down and susceptible to colds, etc. So trying to get at least six hours of sleep per night and eating healthy would certainly be a good start, especially for those of us who have already curtailed the exercise program we started on Jan. 2.

The Westchester Chapter has accomplished well over half its programming for the fiscal year, and the months of February and March tend to be a bit quiet. On Jan. 23, we had a very successful Managing Partners Breakfast, at which approximately 75 percent of the chapter’s board, along with 10 of the county’s most prestigious CPA firms, shared ideas, viewpoints and suggestions with our two very distinguished guests: NYSSCPA President Jan C. Herringer and President-elect Ita M. Rahilly. It concluded with a terrific suggestion that each firm designate an individual to be the liaison to the board for event participation and other matters. We are currently following up on that suggestion. 

Upcoming programming of the Westchester Chapter will include the Accountants in Industry Committee’s morning session on professional employment organizations (PEOs) along with an Affordable Care Act (ACA) update, on Wednesday, March 20, 7:45 a.m., at the office of Skadden Arps at 360 Hamilton Ave., in White Plains. The chapter is once again providing its Tax Hotline on Saturday, March 2, at the office of The Journal News, 1133 Westchester Ave., in White Plains, with Robert M. Winton and various volunteers. If interested in volunteering to answer phone-in and web chat questions, please contact Robert at, as we are a bit short on volunteers.

I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous busy season.

Upcoming Events

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Chapter Westchester Chapter Annual President's Dinner/Reception
5/16/2019 6:00:00 PM
Willow Ridge Country Club, Harrison
Westchester Chapter Annual Golf & Networking Event
7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Wykagyl Country Club, 10804
FAE The Complete Guide to Liquidation of Business Entities (Westchester)
10/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
FAE's Nonprofit Workshop with Allen Fetterman (Westchester)
11/19/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
Federal Estate and Gift Tax Return Boot Camp Seminar (Westchester)
11/21/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
FAE's Ethics Update for Public Practice Seminar (Westchester)
11/22/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
FAE's Ethics Update for Members in Business Seminar (Westchester)
11/22/2019 9:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
Auditing Not-for-Profit Entities: Superior Skills for an Effective and Efficient Audit Seminar (Westchester)
12/9/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced

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Chartered April 12, 1954, this chapter encompasses the county of Westchester.
Michael Herz
The presiding President of the Westchester Chapter is Michael Herz.

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