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About Anthony Vernaglia

Anthony Paul Vernaglia is a professional tax advisor with more than 25 years of experience in both private industry and public accounting. Anthony began his professional career at KPMG, LLP's Boston office. He left KPMG in the mid-90s and joined the Boston office tax practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a manager. Anthony left the Big Four in 2001 and joined a regional CPA firm located in greater Boston as a senior manager where he built a practice servicing both public and privately held businesses as their professional business and tax advisor.

Anthony has been tax partner for several well-respected regional CPA firms responsible for running his practice unit and providing deep, broad-based technical expertise. His most recent role was lead tax partner responsible for the economics and operation of a $10 million tax practice.


Values & Dedication

Anthony's strong sense of values and keen approach to excellent hands-on customer service, and his deep and broad industry and technical expertise, coupled with strong communicative and savvy technology skills led him to form his own firm on June 1, 2018, to best serve his clients. He has significant experience with corporate, partnership and individual tax issues. His primary emphasis is on Subchapter C corporations filing consolidated multistate tax returns. He has experience with a variety of clients in different industries including distributors, high-tech, life-science companies such as drug development, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, retailers, real estate, and service companies.

Anthony also has significant experience with foreign taxation including backup withholding requirements, choice of legal entity issues, foreign tax credit planning, transfer pricing, and the new tax reform transition tax. Over the years Anthony has coordinated and conducted many Federal IRC Section 6662 transfer-pricing studies over the years, and has assisted companies in the rollout and implementation of these studies.

Anthony also serves several public and privately-held companies as their part-time in-house tax director. His areas of expertise in this role are:

  • Tax Function Outsourcing
  • Federal, State, & International Income Tax Compliance & Planning
  • Sales & Use Tax Compliance & Planning
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Tax Consulting
  • Tax Audit Representation
  • Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Accounting for Income Taxes (ASC 740 & ASC 740-10-10 Formerly Known As SFAS 109 & FIN 48 Respectively)
  • Consulting for Equity-Based Compensation

Education & Qualifications

Anthony earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Bryant College (graduated May 1989). He earned his Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College (graduated December 1995). He is licensed to practice as a CPA in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants, and is actively involved as a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs (Federal and State Tax Committee), and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is published and has written articles for the Tax Advisor and CPAmerica International. Currently, he is an editor for the AICPA's monthly publication, the "Tax Advisor." Anthony is a former native of Rhode Island and currently resides in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.