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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     DATE:    December  2020

    FICA Tax Changes for 2021:

     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          $ 142,800.00

                         Maximum Social Security Tax – Employers                        8,853.60

                         Maximum Social Security Tax – Employees                       8,853.60

                         Maximum Wages Subject to  Medicare Tax                        Unlimited

                         Social Security Tax Rate:

                         Employees                                                                           6.20%

                         Employers                                                                           6.20%

                                      Medicare Tax Rate:

                         Employees                                                                           1.45%}- Employees over $200,000 2.35%

                         Employers                                                                           1.45%


                         As  of  01/01/2021, minimum  wage  is $14.00 / hr. in Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester

                                                                                          $15.00 / hr. in NYC

                         As  of  01/01/2021, minimum  wage  for  NJ  is  -  $11.00 / hr.

                         As  of  01/01/2021, NYS Unemployment Wage Base is  -  $ 11,800.00

There is a rate increase for the New York Family Leave Act from 0.27% to 0.511% of

an employee’s gross wages up to an annual maximum of $196.72 for the 2021 calendar year.

  • All Forms W-2 and 1099 are due to Recipient and Authorities by 01/31/21.
  • NYS  requirement  for  employee  wage notifications is no longer required, except at new hire.      

     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.

  • It  is  a  misdemeanor  offense  to  be  collecting  Sales  Tax without  having  your Certificate  of  Authority  on  display  at  your  place  of business  and,  if  you  have  employees,  you  must  also  have  your  Workers’ Compensation  and  Disability  Insurance  Certificates  displayed.


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


                                Happy,  Healthy  New  Year !


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