The history and culture of our firm is tied inextricably with Steve Goldberg, who built his business over the course of five decades. Known as “Goldie” to his family and many friends, he graduated in the late 1960s from the Northeastern University accounting program and worked for several years as an IRS auditor. In the 1970s he started his own tax practice, Stephen A. Goldberg & Company, initially preparing tax returns on his clients’ kitchen tables, back when the primary tools of the trade were pencil and paper.
His practice grew to include two office locations, desks with multiple computer monitors, a half dozen employees, and clients ranging from individuals to partnerships, trusts and corporations. The client list reflected his personal history, and many rode the tides of change with him from their early careers into successful business owners with complex transactions. Even as the tax practice grew, he was always most comfortable meeting clients in his cozy and cluttered home office, decorated with Celtics memorabilia and family photos.
Steve was a people-person extraordinaire. He cared deeply about his family, and nurtured friendships and business relationships over the course of decades and many life changes. He was married for more than 40 years to his wife Thelma, and he doted on their children and grandchildren. He made sure that his clients were cared for and he took the time to listen, whether they had tax-related issues or other concerns. He was honest and straightforward in dealing with clients and employees, and so everyone trusted him.
In June 2016, Steve handed over the reins to his long-time associate Kathy Vaccaro, who established a new business entity Goldberg & Vaccaro Tax Services LLC with offices in Burlington MA. Although the business name and location has changed, we all work hard to ensure that Steve’s core business values remain intact. We are committed to continuing his legacy of building strong personal relationships with our clients, and to nurturing the trust and loyalty that were Steve’s longstanding hallmarks.
Next Generation Accounting Firms provide clients with the highest level of client service and professional support. At Goldberg & Vaccaro Tax Services LLC we go beyond the numbers to partner with clients—working year round to ensure you stay on a healthy financial path. We also offer an ...
By now, you should have received your 2017 tax organizer package. New this year are "client portals" if you would like a secure method to send and receive your documents electronically. You can access your portal and find other useful information on our new website.
It is very likely that a game-changing tax reform bill will be signed into law before year's end. In this season of gift-giving, our friends in Congress will be Santa for some and the Grinch for others. Which is it for you? We are going through the 1,000-plus page legislation this week to see what last-minute moves can be made before the end of this year.
First of all, a reminder that our "cut off" deadline is next Friday, March 17. That means if you want your tax returns to be filed by the IRS filing deadline of April 18, we need to have your materials in hand no later than St. Patty's Day.