New York, NY, March 23, 2020 — As Managing Member of Zelin & Associates CPA in New York City, Steven B. Zelin, CPA has over 20 years of experience in the field of accounting.  During that time, he has used the latest technology to find the fastest way of communicating with clients and researching needed information.  While some people may call him a “tech accounting junkie”, this fascination has led him to new clients and greater client satisfaction.

This year, the Coronavirus has put a degree of tension into an otherwise rather smooth running tax season.  As The Singing CPAⓇ, Zelin always has his guitar handy to sing tax songs already recorded like Tax Deductible, Dear IRS, If You Don’t Like Paying Taxes and Audit Client Blues and his recently recorded new songs like his newest one on peer review.

There is clearly a lot of tension around the Coronavirus.  In New York City with its “Stay at Home” orders has meant moving staff of Zelin & Associates CPA out of its office to work remotely from home.  “We have had a series of informational emails reassuring our clients that in doing so we have access to all of our company and client files and can speak to them via telephone, email, Skype, Zoom and more,” says Zelin.

Mr. Zelin oversees the preparation of income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, S Corps, C Corps, as well as payroll and sales tax returns. He works with clients on installment agreements and offers in compromise.  His clients appreciate the timely updates on IRS and state tax deadlines moving to July 15th and these important tax season details:

  • All 2019 deferred income taxes originally due on April 15, 2020 are now due on July 15, 2020.
  • All first quarter 2020 estimated taxes originally due on April 15, 2020 are now payable on July 15, 2020.
  • All June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are still due on June 15, 2020.
  • There will be no interest and no penalties applied to any of the above payments made by July 15, 2020.
  • There are no limitations to the payment amounts taxpayers can defer.

“We have also reminded our clients about the importance of social distancing to keep safe,” added Zelin.

“This tax season we have added greater sensitivity in all of our client communications knowing the amount of anxiety they are experiencing within their households.  Some of our clients are exercising more, reading more and reaching out to new and old friends.  It is clearly a new era in communication for all of us,” added Zelin.

Mr. Zelin is an active member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves as Chair of its Career Committee. In this role, he speaks regularly before high school students to promote the CPA profession.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He also serves as an expert witness on accounting issues for law firms.

Mr. Zelin may be reached directly for further comments at 646-678-4496 or