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Michael J. Berger and Co., CPA's LLP

An Accounting/ CPA Firm in Long Island, NY, That You Can Trust

Please schedule an appointment with our Accounting firm in Long Island, NY, by calling us at (631) 471-3400, or Book Online.


Our Firm provides personalized accounting and tax services to small and medium sized businesses as well as complete personal tax returns in Long Island, NY, for current and prior years. We also professionally handle your accounting and tax problems with a group of long-term committed personnel whose expertise includes handling your compliance, planning, and creative accounting and tax work. In short, our firm can make quick decisions and react to your needs without red tape. We can also work at your location or ours.

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If you have tax problems, our accounting firm can help. If you need your taxes done, we offer tax preparation in Long Island, NY, as well. We can also help you with all of your accounting problems. For fifty years we have been helping our clients get their finances in order. Call now for personalized service for your business or individual tax needs.

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In a recent interview Michael Berger, managing partner of Michael J. Berger & Co. shared over 50 years of experience as he laid out “How To Find The Right Accountant For You And Your Situation In Long Island”.

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Expertly Handling Small Business Accounting in Long Island, NY

The Michael J. Berger and Co., CPA's LLP accounting firm began in 1978. Our accounting firm in Long Island, NY, practices public accounting, primarily for small and medium-sized business clients. Personal service and availability are the strongest assets of our firm and its personnel.

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  • Michael J. Berger and Co., CPA's LLP - Member of National Conference CPA Practioners
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DATE:    December  2021

FICA Tax Changes for 2022:

FICA Tax includes both Social Security coverage and Medicare coverage, and are both a deduction from employee wages and matched by the employer.

Maximum Wages Subject to Social Security Tax


Maximum Social Security Tax – Employers-6.20%


Maximum Social Security Tax – Employees-6.20%


Maximum Wages Subject to  Medicare Tax-1.45%


Medicare Tax Rate: Wages


1.45%}- (Medicare Wages over 1.45%)- $200,000.— becomes 2.35% for employees only)



As  of  01/01/2022, minimum  wage  is $15.00 / hr. in Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester
15.00 / hr. in NYC

As  of 01/01/2021, minimum  wage  for  NJ  is  -  $13.00 / hr.

As  of  01/01/2022, NYS Unemployment Wage Base is  -  $ 12,000.00

The rate for the New York Family Leave Act is 0.511% of an employee's gross wages up to an annual maximum of $423.71 for the 2022 calendar year.

  • All Forms W-2 and 1099 are due to Recipient and Authorities by 01/31/22
  • NYS annual requirement for employee wage notifications is no longer required, except at new hire.

The Federal & State agencies have been aggressively looking for ways to assess taxes & penalties. Forms 1099 have become an area for target. All non-corporate entities for whose services you have paid $600.00 or more per year, must complete Form W-9 for you to have on file so we may prepare and issue a Form 1099. Businesses must issue Forms 1099 to all non-corporate entities who are paid $600.00 or more per year for services provided. Businesses must also issue a Form 1099 to their Landlord (unless the Landlord is a Corporation), for rent paid of $600.00 or more per year. Additionally, payments of $600.00 or more paid to Attorneys, including Corporations, are to be issued a Form 1099. For all sales that are exempt from sales tax, you must have a signed resale certificate or exemption certificate on file from the customer. If you need any forms or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

**    Additional  information  will  be  posted  to  our  website:  www.bergercpa.com.

  Happy,  Healthy  New  Year !

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