Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP, a New York CPA firm providing accounting, tax, and business advisory services, is pleased to announce that George Batas has been promoted to Partner as of January 1, 2021.
George Batas joined Sasserath & Zoraian in 2017, where he quickly became instrumental in establishing and running the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) department as well as working with international clients. He prides himself on being a critical resource for clients as they expand their businesses throughout the world.
“When I joined S&Z, my dream was always to become a partner. After 4 years of working with some of the brightest partners and staff in the industry, I have managed to complete this dream. I look forward to continue growing both on the individual and firm level,” said Batas.
Batas will continue to focus on growing their International and SALT departments upon his new role. Batas has in-depth experience advising closely held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of complex tax issues. His work includes the preparation of sales tax returns for all states, nexus consultation and analysis, exposure analysis, voluntary disclosures for sales tax and income tax, sales tax audits, residency audits, and state registrations. Most recently, he has dedicated himself to understanding the ins and outs of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), helping clients maximize their loan forgiveness during a time of unprecedented financial strain.
Batas also provides accountant services to the firm’s numerous international clients, particularly on the corporate side. He works with clients to prepare to establish U.S. operations including registration with state authorities, applying for EINs, registering for sales tax collection, registering for payroll tax, and helping familiarize clients across the globe with the U.S. tax system.
“George brings tremendous talent, dedication, and experience to the firm which strengthens the depth and knowledge of our partner group,” said S&Z Partner Alan Sasserath. “We look forward to his helping the firm to continue to evolve and grow in the years to come.”