Michael Schonig, CPA
Michael Schonig, CPA

Michael Schonig, CPA

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Introduction: As a Certified Public Accountant with a background assisting closely-held businesses and their owners implement tax planning and comply with US tax law, I provide for a holistic approach to a client's needs, taking into account both the impact decisions have on the business and the individual taxpayer. Contact me to set-up an initial consultation to discuss your tax and accounting needs.

Hired 2 times

Serves Centerport, NY

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8 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Abdul N.


Michael is professional, smart, organized, and a pleasure to work with. He's extremely knowledgeable and also provides reassurance around how to get through tough tax situations. I used him for both personal and corporate returns and he was extremely detail-oriented, organized, and tried to reduce the amount of work on our end. Additionally, he understands the complexities of tax law between different jurisdictions and advised accordingly. I previously had an accountant who was messy and wasn't advising properly. Could not recommend Michael enough.
Apr 23, 2021
Kim N.

Michael Schonig came highly recommended by a colleague of mine when I ran into a mix up with a prior years tax return. Not only did he know exactly the right steps to take to help fix the problem, he answered every question I had quickly and took extra steps to safeguard my situation. He has been my family’s accountant ever since and I have also recommended his services both personally and professionally. He is the only person I will trust with my personal and business finances.
Feb 19, 2020
Adam S.


Michael performed an excellent job for my business and for my personal tax needs. He was very professional and his communication with me was excellent. I look forward to our business relationship for years to come.
May 9, 2018
Tom B.

Michael is a straight-shooter and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to quickly understand our business and all the tax ramifications. He does high-quality work and is very thorough - can't recommend enough.
Feb 19, 2020
Gregory g.

Mike is super smart, competent and patiently helpful. I know little about taxes and Mike was always willing and able to explain all of my options so i could make the best choice for myself.
Jul 26, 2018

License Type: Accountant, Certified Public (NY)

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Michael Schonig


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Many tax professionals charge clients on an hourly rate. This often results in surprise bills and fees which are unknown until the work is completed. On most projects, I arrange a set fee with clients beforehand, which avoids surprises and is enumerated in an engagement letter describing the scope of work and fees for both parties to sign. Sometimes work is completed using an hourly rate and in these instances, frequent communication on expected fees and status occur to keep all parties informed to the project's status and cost.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will have an initial consultation to discuss your needs and expectations. Usually, I am provided with a set of your previous records or filings and will return to you a fee quote, or for more in-depth engagements, a written proposal. If you agree with the proposal, we will memorialize our understanding in an engagement letter, and you will be set-up in my software systems to securely transfer information. Through-out the process of us working together, to the extent available, I will propose planning ideas that can be implemented, or items to consider for the future.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a licensed CPA, with over a decade of experience assisting businesses and their owners in U.S. based tax issued, and I possess degrees in (BBA) Accounting and (MS) Taxation. I have been published in regional (Tax Stringer) and national tax publications (Tax Advisor).

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