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We are celebrating more than 20 years of client services.

For years, Taranto & Associates has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our knowledge ranges from financial panning, tax planning and preparation, and accounting services to more in-depth services such as estate planning and financial statements.

 By combining our knowledge, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. We make sure that every client gets a tailored financial plan that is unique to their long term  financial goals.

Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

 

Our Team

Gregory Taranto, CPA

CPA and Financial Professional

Greg is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Professional.

He was born in Flushing, NY and moved to Flemington, NJ in 1972. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1986 through its Honors Program where his research project was published in 1985.

After 5 years at J. H. Cohn & Company, Greg became a partner in PLP in Trenton, NJ. In 1995, he began this firm to provide the quality of services similar to larger firms with the emphasis to detail and reasonable prices second to none.

Greg is a registered representaitve of American Portfolios Financial Services. He offers investments, annuities and life insurance to his tax and estate clients.

Greg is a member of the Knights of Columbus JC3294 in Flemington. He has served on various non-profit organization boards throughout his career. He is a parishioner of St. Magdalen de Pazzi Church since 1972.

Greg is an avid softball player, and martial artist and loves his wife, Marianne, two boys, Matthew and Thomas and his loyal dog, Amazing Grace. Greg also has a few classic cars that the family thoroughly enjoys.

CPA Questions: gtocpa13@gmail.com
Financial Services: gtaranto@americanportfolios.com

Check the background of these investment professionals.

Deborah Fodera, EA *Is not affiliated with APFS.

Personal Tax Manager/Info Sys Mgr/Public Relations Mgr

IRS Enrolled Agent, Tax Advocate and Manager/Reviewer for personal, trust, estate, gift and fiduciary income tax returns.

She has over 21 years experience in Accounting and Taxation - She worked for Coopers & Lybrand and many years with H & R & Block in both New York & New Jersey. She joined the firm in 2007. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Pace University. Her major was Accounting and Information Systems.

As an IRS Enrolled Agent, Debbie is a federally-authorized tax practioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation. She is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections and appeals. Only Enrolled Agents, attorneys and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the IRS. Enrolled Agents are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their right to practice from the U.S. government (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by the states).

Debbie served as Secretary/Treasurer for the BNI - Success Network Chapter - Flemington, NJ from April 2012-September 2013 and had served as Vice President from October 2013 to September 2015. She resides in Clinton and has two children.

Kristin Christie *Is not affiliated with APFS.

businesstax@tarantoassociates.com

Small Business Specialist for our small business and corporate clients.

Kristin has been an associate with Taranto & Associates since its inception in 1985. She assists many local businesses with their recordkeeping and tax compliance. She is an expert with Quickbooks and Peachtree accounting software.

While she is well versed in business tax preparation, Kristin enjoys forensic accounting.

Rosalinda Giles *Is not affiliated with APFS.

billing@tarantoassociates.com 908-730-7211 x131

Accounts Receivable Professional

Rosalinda joined the firm in 2013 as the company's Accounts Receivable & Billing Professional and is an Assistant for Quickbooks Accounting.

She lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and her two beautiful kids.

Kathryn Pell *Is not affiliated with APFS.

Senior Tax Accountant

Kathryn is a tax associate with five years of experience and has been with the firm for two years. She received her Masters in Accounting and Financial Management. Her areas of concentration include Quickbooks Accounting and Microsoft Excel. She specializes in the preparation of both individual and business tax returns and other tax forms including 1099s.

While not at work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her husband, their 2 children, their two dogs and cat.

Teresa Foti, Non Registered Sales Assistant

tfoti@americanportfolios.com 908-730-7211 x121

Executive Assistant

Teresa joined the firm in January 2014 as the Financial Planning Executive Assistant. She also oversees all human resources matters and is the Accounting\Tax Office Manager.

With an extensive 30 year professional background, Teresa has experience in banking, title insurance, information technologies, and customer relations. She was a business owner. She is also a Notary Public and provides that service for our clients at no charge.

Teresa resides in Hunterdon County and has three children and two grandchildren.