Edward Mendlowitz

Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, ABV, PFS, is a partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC, an audit, tax and advisory firm, and has over 40 years of public accounting experience. He is a licensed certified public accountant in the states of New Jersey and New York and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in business valuation (ABV) and as a personal financial specialist (PFS). Ed is also admitted to practice and has tried cases before the United States Tax Court, has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform, reduction and fairness, and was an MBA instructor for 11 years. The author of 25 books, Ed has also written hundreds of articles for business and professional journals and newsletters, including AccountingToday.com, is a frequent speaker to many professional and business groups and is on Panel of Experts of the Bottom Line Personal newsletter.

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

Second-Marriage Tax Considerations

Tax issues with a second marriage are much more complex than with a first marriage. Planning beforehand can save a lot of time, worry and money later.

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

Inherited an IRA? What You Need to Know

IRAs are fraught with tax traps and complicated transfer rules, making the unaware subject to unexpected and potentially high taxes and penalties.

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

The Worst Investments You Can Make from a Tax Standpoint

These 14 investment mistakes can be very costly tax-wise. Use these strategies to avoid or minimize your taxes from investing transactions.

Financial Planning

My Worst Money Mistake: 6 Financial Experts Fess Up

Even the shrewdest financial experts make huge money mistakes from time to time—mistakes that can be very costly but that…

Tax Preparation

Last-Minute Tax Help From Ed Mendlowitz, CPA

Whether you are single or married, low- or middle-income or wealthy, you probably have some pressing last-minute income tax questions…

Tax Preparation

When Not to File an Amended Return

Do you ever have second thoughts about the tax returns you filed months ago? Despite those second thoughts, it's not…


How to Thrive in Tough Times

...Martin Edelston, founder and chairman of Boardroom, Inc., asked his top advisers for their very best advice now In the…


Business Travel Loopholes

Business travelers who plan carefully can trim the costs of their trips. Generally, "ordinary and necessary" business expenses are deductible…


Loopholes for People Who Owe Money to the IRS

  Taxpayers can owe money to the IRS for many reasons. They may have difficulty paying taxes when due, receive…

Retirement Accounts

The IRA Loophole That Lets You Make Back What You Lost

And other shrewd year-end tax moves This has been a year of losses for most taxpayers... stocks have seen multiyear…


You May Have Art Worth Donating

You don’t have to be an art collector to have a piece of art that’s worth a few thousand dollars…


What Does an Accountant Know About Life? Plenty!

Hard-Won lessons from a very shrewd adviser Top CPA and longtime Bottom Line contributor Edward Mendlowitz has worked closely with…