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Fireside Tax Consulting, Inc.


With more than 35 years of experience in taxation, we are:

  • Capable of structuring your transactions to minimize the tax implications, yet maximize any benefits to you
  • Uniquely qualified and intimately familiar with the internal operations of the tax system to represent your interests
  • Prepared to act as a "buffer" between you and various tax authorities
  • Able to assist you in planning your finances to avoid any surprises at tax time
  • Available to answer your tax questions throughout the year


Tax Return Preparation

  • Individuals
  • Partnerships and UCs
  • Corporations
  • Estates and gifts
  • Trusts
  • Multiple year non-filers (including out-of-state, nonresident tax returns)

Tax Planning

  • Projections and estimates
  • Real estate sales, purchases and exchanges
  • Employee fringe benefits
  • Stock options


  • IRS responses
  • State tax/FTB inquires
  • Audits
  • Appeals
  • Releases of wage garnishments, liens, levies and seizures
  • Installment agreements
  • Offers in compromise

Small Business Consultation

  • Starting a business
  • Reorganizing your business
  • Establishing a record keeping system

Tax Seminars and Workshops

  • Speaker available upon request for group presentations


Michael Zaplitny, EA, principal of Fireside, provides all consulting services personally. His experience and background are as follows:

  • Tax preparer and consultant since 1970;
  • Enrolled to practice before the IRS since 1984;
  • Fellow, National Tax Practice Institute (1989);
  • Board Member, NYS Chapter/National Association of Tax Preparers (1987 through 1989);
  • Member, Government Relations Committee, National Association of Enrolled Agents (1987 through 1991);
  • Member, IRS Brooklyn District Directors Liaison Committee (1988 through 1990);
  • Chairman, NAEA Issues Task Force and Legislative Initiatives Committee (89/90 & 91/92);
  • President, NYS Society of Enrolled Agents (90/91);
  • Technical Editor, Journal of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (1991 through 1995);
  • Articles published in tax journals and various other publications.


An Enrolled Agent is granted a license to practice by the federal government after passing a comprehensive IRS examination and background investigation. Only EA`s, CPA`s and attorneys are permitted to represent any taxpayer before the IRS at all levels of the appeal process, up to the tax court. Enrolled Agents are required to complete at least 72 hours of continuing professional education every two years to maintain their status.