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Saturday, November 2, 2019 ParamusBergen Chapter

Annual Tax Seminar (E1911729)

7:30 AM - 1:15 PM EDT

Registration: 7:00 AM EDT

Bergen Community College

Technology Education Center - Room T-128,
Paramus, NJ 07652

6.0 CPE Credits in TX


Hear an update on all areas of taxation at this popular one-day event. Together with industry experts, explore the latest in state and federal tax legislation.

Don't miss this timely update before the chaos of tax season ensues!


Earn 6 CPE credits in Taxation.


Taxes in Retirement Workshop
Gregory F. Dillon, CFA, CFP®, CLTC, NSSA — OneTeam Financial, LLC

In this session, the speaker will discuss:

  • How and why the marginal tax system differs in your retirement years to your detriment
  • Will you really take money out of your IRA at a lower tax bracket than you put it in?
  • The provisional income calculation on your Social Security payments
  • How Capital Gains and Dividends impact your overall tax liability differently in retirement
  • The difference between deductions, exemptions and credits on your tax return
  • The 9 different pieces of the tax system
  • How IRA Required Minimum Distributions work and affect your tax liability
  • How Social Security is taxed
  • When Medicare premiums can increase as a result of your income

Advanced Strategies for Maximizing Social Security Income
Ash Ahluwalia, MBA, NSSA, CSSCS, CFP — Atlas Advisory Group, LL

This session will review the new rules governing Social Security filing options and advise you of advanced filing strategies available to maximize Social Security benefits. More than 90 percent of filers receive less money than they are entitled to, including individuals who are married, divorced or widowed, couples with minor children and business owners who need your guidance to maximize benefits. We will also address strategies to minimize the taxation of Social Security benefits as well as the best way to maximize benefits for high-net-worth individuals.

The Latest Tax Controversy Hot Topics
Parag Patel, Esq. — Patel Law Offices

With a new IRS Commissioner, who is also a tax controversy attorney, the IRS has ramped up enforcement in certain areas and tax advisors must become familiar with the latest developments in tax controversy. We will explore: Foreign Bank Account Report updates, Collection enforcement developments, Penalty developments, the IRS’s new voluntary disclosure programs, the latest IRS audit campaign initiatives, and other hot topics in tax controversy. Experienced tax attorney Parag Patel has counseled hundreds of taxpayers in the resolution of their complex tax controversy problems.

South Dakota v. Wayfair: What's Next?
Peggy Tilles, J.D., LL.M. — Sax LLP

Learn the sales tax implications for your clients' businesses in light of the 2018 US Supreme Court ruling that overturned Quill v. North Dakota.








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Ash Ahluwalia

Ash Ahluwalia, MBA, NSSA, CSSCS, CFP


Atlas Advisory Group, LLC

Ash Ahluwalia is the founder and President of National Social Security Partners, LLC, ("NSSP"), the nation's leading social security planning firm. NSSP works in collaboration with other professionals such as financial advisors, CPAs, and attorneys to help clients navigate the complexities of social security and maximize benefits.

He received the “National Social Security Advisor of the Year” award in 2016 from the National Social Security Association. He has built a significant practice advising clients on how to maximize their eligible Social Security retirement benefits. He is one of only a few advisors in the nation who has obtained both the Certified in Social Security Claiming Strategies (CSSCS) designation and the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) designation.

Mr. Ahluwalia is one of the nation’s foremost experts on social security and is a highly sought after speaker at conferences and industry events. He also provides CPE and CLE credit for his training programs specifically tailored to legal and accounting professionals.

Ash has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines including: The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, US News and World Report, and Financial Planning magazine.

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Ash obtained his Chartered Accounting degree (a Canadian CPA). He then went on to obtain an MBA from Wharton Business School. Ash has also obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CF) designation.

Ash grew up in Toronto, Canada and has lived in Madison, New Jersey for the past 25 years. He is married and has three grown children. he enjoys ice hockey, golf, tennis and traveling.

Gregory Dillon

Gregory F. Dillon, CFA, CFP, CLTC, NSSA

Founding Partner

OneTeam Financial LLC

A founding partner of OneTeam Financial, LLC, in Cranford and Red Bank, New Jersey, Greg leads the Retirement Planning Division and collaborates with our team of specialists in the areas of Social Security, Medicare and long-term care.

Greg works closely with clients to design comprehensive, holistic retirement plans that are financially flexible in order to optimize their wealth. He tailors each client’s investment portfolio to meet their unique goals and objectives while minimizing risk. Gregory graduated cum laude from the Fairfield University Honors Program with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting. He began his career in the financial services industry in 2005.

He worked with UBS trading fixed income and options as an Associate Director for seven years before transitioning into the financial services business to pursue his passion of helping clients retire more comfortably with peace of mind.

In 2010, he completed the third level of the CFA program and currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge needed in today’s investment industry. Greg is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Long-term Care Specialist (CLTC) and a National Social Security Advisor (NSSA).

Greg is a frequent speaker and provides invaluable education and insight to professionals to assist in navigating the complexities of the financial industry. He is the President of the Red Bank Chapter of the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) and continuously informs and educates adults in our communities.

In his free time, Greg enjoys exercising, golfing with friends and clients but his true passion is spending time with his wife, Brenna, and his two little girls Louisa and Haven in their Colts Neck and Long Beach Island homes.

Parag Patel

Parag P. Patel, JD, LL.M. (Tax)

Tax Attorney

Parag P. Patel, Esq.

Parag P. Patel, Esq., is a tax attorney with the Patel Law Offices in Metro Park, Iselin, NJ. Mr. Patel’s practice concentration is in tax, business transactions and estate planning. He is a board certified estate planning law specialist, a board certified elder law attorney, and a frequent speaker on legal issues affecting tax, offshore tax planning and estate planning. Mr. Patel was recently named a New Jersey Super Lawyer by New Jersey Magazine for tax and estate planning. He has also received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System, which is the highest professional rating possible among lawyers. Mr. Patel is the 2011/12 chairman of the Tax Law Committee of American Bar Association’s GP Solo and Small Firm Division. He also serves as a part-time municipal court judge for Edison Township, New Jersey. Mr. Patel is a graduate of Georgetown (J.D.) and New York University (LL.M. tax) law schools. He is a member of the New Jersey State, New York State, Middlesex County and American Bar Associations.

Peggy Tilles

Peggy Tilles, J.D., LL.M

Senior Tax Manager


Peggy Tilles is a Senior Tax Manager at Sax LLP, headquartered in Clifton, NJ with additional office locations in New York City. She has over 30 years of accounting firm, government and corporate experience. She has worked at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, The New York City Department of Finance, Office of Legal Affairs and AT&T prior to joining Sax LLP.

At Sax, Peggy has developed a practice working closely with clients to advise them on multi-state tax matters including tax research, proactive tax planning and state tax exams. More than half of her practice involves state and local sales and use tax matters.

Peggy graduated cum laude from Tufts University, is a graduate of New England School of Law, and obtained a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M) from New York University School of Law.

Peggy is Sax’s in-house advisor on Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. This involves detailed analysis of a taxpayer’s qualified research expenses including wages, self-employment income, supplies and contract expenses. She also advises clients on how to benefit from locating in New Jersey’s Urban Enterprise Zones.

Peggy focuses on State and Local Tax (SALT) issues including nexus reviews and state tax apportionment analysis for income, franchise and gross receipts taxes. Peggy is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution and the Consumer Products and E-commerce practices.


$150.00 - Member

$250.00 - Non Member

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