Our Spotlight series sheds light on the careers and lives of tax professionals around the world. This week the focus is on Kelly A. Rohrs, who has her own chartered accountancy firm in Rockville Center, NY
A graduate of SUNY College in Old Westbury, Rohrs says she was born “with both an entrepreneurial spirit and a brain for numbers” and uses both to help her clients, especially those in the professional services and industries. real estate.
When she’s not a “tax killer and business strategist,” Rohrs is the mother of a toddler as well as the “mother-dog” of a mini Labradoodle. She and her husband enjoy being outdoors with their family. “We can’t wait for the warm weather to go to the beach, tend our vegetable garden and take long walks in our neighborhood,” she says.
What is your official title and what does it mean? Tax killer and business strategist! I help companies “kill” their taxes and develop strategies to maximize their profits.
Free time: book, audiobook or podcast? Audio book ! Nothing like multitasking while listening to an inspiring book.
Taxation is a big topic. What is your particular area of interest? The professional services and real estate sectors are my niche.
What is the last movie or show you watched and liked (DVD, Netflix or at the cinema)? Inventing Anna on Netflix. Can you believe it was funded at nearly $25 million with no real experience?
What college did you attend and what did you study? I started at Hofstra University, majoring in Mathematics Education, finished at SUNY College in Old Westbury with my BSc in Accounting.
Pick up: Coffee or tea? Coffee!
What is the best tax or financial advice someone has ever given you? Always think about your goals in one year, in five years, in 10 years and in 20 years. Make sure your next moves reflect your short and long term goals.
If you weren’t in the tax field, what would your dream job be? I LOVE pastry. I received a Kitchen-Aid mixer for Christmas when I was 16, my favorite present ever!
If you had the option of making one change in the tax world — an extra credit, a disallowed deduction, whatever — what would it be? I would raise the SALT cap by $10,000. This would ease taxes in high-income states and make life easier for accountants.
Favorite food, snack or treat during tax time or another busy time? Peanut M&M’s – protein and sweetness all in one!
What tax news or ruling has had the most impact on your practice or clients in the past year? Taxes on transmitting entities put in place by most states across the country have literally become “taxing”. Delayed legislation and detailed instructions, the scramble to get payments to count for a 2021 tax deduction, and the filing of additional tax returns have caused a lot of chaos.
If you got a big tax refund check right now, what would you do with it? Put it back into my practice to keep growing, streamline my processes, and get the message across that tax time doesn’t have to be stressful!
You can find Rohrs on LinkedIn.
You can learn more about Rohrs company on its website
If you would like to recommend a tax professional to be listed, send your suggestion to [email protected] with subject: Spotlight. Please include the following information: name, title, email address and geographic area (city/state/country) of the tax professional.