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Events

  • June 22, 20222

Darren Thomas, J.D., CPA, EA will be representing the Firm on June 22, 2022 at the Agostino & Associates Tax Controversy Update seminar in Hackensack, NJ.

 The Tax Controversy Update is an annual event where private and government tax professionals discuss current events and best practices relating to Federal and State Tax Compliance and Enforcement.   

 The event will be followed by the Agostino & Associates/Taxpayer Assistance Centers’ Summer Barbecue networking event.

 

  •  June 14 - June 17, 2022

This year, Robert Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, Christopher Chudyk, CPA, CITP, Joseph DeLorenzo, CPA, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, Craig Sikora, EA, Kristina Kostovski, CPA, Steven Budryk, CPA, MS, and Nicole Garcia will be representing Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors at the NJCPA Convention & Expo.

About the NJCPA Convention & Expo

The NJCPA Convention & Expo knows that there are mega-changes occurring over the past few years making it clear that transformation is the only way forward. 

Topics covered will include: Accounting, financial reporting and regulatory developments, business profitability in the wake of a changing business landscape, stepping up business intelligence with data and predictive analytics. accounting innovation and best technologies. economic issues facing businesses and investors. leadership principals for a productive organizational culture, evolving tax changes and strategies.

In addition, during this year’s Annual Business Meeting, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, will be inducted as Vice Leader of the NJCPA’s Federal Tax Interest Group.

Congratulations Darren!


  • May 14, 2022

5th Annual Shredding Event:  We provided the community an opportunity to dispose of confidential documents securely. An on-site shredding truck will be present, and our goal is to shred 10,000lbs of documents, helping the community declutter and reduce their risk of confidential information being compromised.


  • April 29, 2022

Bergen Volunteers hosted over 100 guests at its 2022 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Held at Bergen Volunteers premises in Hackensack, this luncheon honored and recognized those in and around Bergen County who have given so generously of their time and talent for the benefit of the community.

Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was invited to the exclusive event where Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors received and Honorable Mention and received a  2022 Annual Volunteer Recognition Award 


  • January 6, 2022

As members of the New Jersey CPA Bergen Chapter, and Co-Chairs of the State Tax CPE Class Committee, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, and Christina White, CPA, MS were asked to represent the Firm and organize the upcoming Bergen Chapter - Multistate PTE Tax Update and NJ BAIT in-person event.  

In this event, participants had the opportunity to hear updates on New Jersey, California, New York, and Connecticut pass-through entity taxes.


  • December 8, 2021

Chris Chudyk, CPA, CITP was asked to represent the Firm and present to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on important year-end tax planning strategies.  The webcast will include information regarding Qualified Business Income deduction, NJ BAIT and NY PTE, Retirement Planning, Review of possible new Tax Law changes, and Employee Retention Credit (ERC).

The NARI is the homeowner's resource for finding quality contractors, design-build firms, suppliers and other related professionals in the area.


  • September 22, 2021

Through our long-standing relationship and partnership with Ramapo College, Steven Budryk, CPA, MS, Alumnus was asked to represent the Firm during their “Virtual Accounting Meet and Greet”.  He had the opportunity to meet with accounting students who are looking for an internship or full-time position within the industry.   


  • September 17, 2021

Through our long-standing relationship and partnership with William Paterson University, Nicole Garcia, represented the Firm during their Meet the Firms - Virtual Event.  As an alumni, she had the opportunity to meet with Accounting, and Finance students who are looking for career opportunities within the Accounting, Finance, and Financial Planning industries.  


  • September 16, 2021

Through our long-standing relationship and partnership with Montclair State University, Steven Budryk, CPA, MS, represented the Firm during their Fall 2021 Accounting and Financial Services Virtual Career Fair.  He had an opportunity to meet with Accounting students and alumni who are looking for an internship or full-time position within the industry.   


  • February 25, 2021

Steven Budryk, MS and current CPA candidate, and Ramapo Alumnus Class of 2018, MS 2019 was asked to represent during the Ramapo College Alumni and Business Partners Program:  Financial Speaker Series. Steven presented on recent tax law changes, strategies, and planning opportunities for both individuals and businesses. He also discussed the Paycheck Protection Program loans, individual stimulus payments, and pending legislation.



  • February 25, 2021

As the Firm’s College Ambassador at William Paterson University, Nicole Garcia, Alumnus Class of 2020 was asked to represent the Firm during their Business & Industry Career Fair.  Along with Christina White, CPA, MS they will meet with accounting students from Cotsakos College of Business through a virtual group setting and 1 on 1 sessions.

The goal of this event was to connect with undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni interested in an internship or a full-time position within the industry.


  • February 10, 2021

Chris Chudyk, CPA, CITP was asked to represent the Firm and present to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on important information regarding round one and round two of the PPP loan, payroll credits all companies should be aware of, and tax planning strategies to save / defer taxes and build wealth for individuals and businesses.

The NARI is the homeowner's resource for finding quality contractors, design-build firms, suppliers and other related professionals in the area.