Our Services

Tax Preparation & Planning


What we do is simple: we improve your bottom line. How we do it…well that’s much more complicated because we’re creative, innovative and determined to be the best. We don’t just run the numbers; we do much more with a unique approach. We understand your goals and find a way to meet them.

At Rifkin Associates, Certified Public Accountants, we don’t take anything for granted. We thoroughly review your past financial records and conduct a comprehensive accounting audit, where we identify opportunities to reduce your tax liability and increase the net worth of you and your firm.

Our personal and flexible approach lets our clients have as much or as little involvement in the process. Some ask us to participate as an integral part of their management team while others prefer us to prepare the work and present it ready for signature. No matter how big or small the involvement we are always prepared to help.

We offer no hassle electronic filing so that you get your refunds faster. Call or e-mail today at 201-646-0200 or donaldrifkin@verizon.net

IRS Problem Resolution and Audit Support

Whether you have just received a notice from the IRS, facing an audit, behind in taxes or just want to make sure you aren’t going to trigger an audit, we can help. When dealing with the IRS it makes a difference when you are working with an experienced Certified Public Accountant. We confident in our service and will negotiate on your behalf for the best possible outcome. Among the services we offer are:

  • IRS Audit representation
  • Back Taxes and Non-Filed Tax Returns
  • IRS Negotiations, Payment Plans
  • Offer in compromise agreements
  • Payroll tax problem resolution
  • Reduction or elimination of penalties
  • Financial management to get back on track

Call or e-mail today at 201-646-0200 or donaldrifkin@verizon.net

Get the advantages of having a Chief Financial Officer without the Overhead


Just because you don’t need a full time Chief Financial Officer or Comptroller doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from having full time access to one. We can be an integral part of your management team offering services in

  • Planning and forecasting
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Management
  • Accounts Payable and Receivables Management
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
  • Business Valuations and Appraisals
  • Financial Planning
  • Pensions
  • Internal Controls
  • Financing
  • Liaison to other professionals
  • Company Structure
  • Inventory Management and Depreciation Schedules
  • Personal and Employee Compensation

Professional Services Support

At times our professional clients need support for their own clients. We have a proven track record with professionals in the legal, medical, insurance, real estate and financial management profession. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Litigation Support
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Business Appraisals
  • Accounting and Tax Preparation Support
  • Expert Testimony
  • New Homeowner Services
  • New Business Support
  • Call or e-mail today at 201-646-0200 or donaldrifkin@verizon.net

College and Retirement Planning & Personal Wealth Management

At Rifkin Associates we put your needs first. We offer tailored solutions based on your goals and risk preferences. We make sure you have a balanced portfolio to make sure you can enjoy today and prepare for tomorrow.

As a Certified Public Accountant we pay special attention to how your investment strategies can minimize your tax liabilities. With careful planning and execution, your net worth can be exponentially greater by taking the tax consequences into account.

As an independent Certified Financial Planner you will never be offered anything unless it is in your best interest and you will never find hidden fees. Our attention to detail sets us apart and we are always available. Some of the service we offer include:

  • Investment Management
  • Pensions, IRAs, 401k Plans
  • Estate Planning and Management
  • Retirement Strategies
  • Tax Management

Call or e-mail today at 201-646-0200 or donaldrifkin@verizon.net