About TaxFirst, Inc.

TaxFirst, Inc. is dedicated to providing accounting, bookkeeping and tax solutions that fit the needs of small businesses and individuals. As a local Manhattan, NY CPA Firm our office is conveniently located and we offer personal service at competitive rates.

Accounting and Tax Services from an Experienced CPA Firm

Whether you’re starting a new business, running an established business or just need annual income tax preparation, we're here to help. We can also assist you with a variety of accounting services. From financial statements, budgets and cash flow management to QuickBooks support, tax planning and new business advisory, we continue to strive for excellence in all we do.

Let us put our years of experience to work for you! Call us at 212-335-2136 today for more information and to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.

John E. Johansen, CPA, CFP

John has been part of the tax, accounting and financial planning industry for over 25 years. Together with his team of professionals, he specializes in working with individuals and closely-held businesses in implementing tax minimization strategies, as well as saving his client’s time and money in the areas of bookkeeping and tax preparation. Because of John’s extensive background he is able to integrate his client’s tax picture with their overall financial needs to create a comprehensive action plan designed to help them grow their businesses and achieve their financial objectives.

A highly active participant in the industry, John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. Always interested in expanding his skills and knowledge, he earned his Certified Financial Planners (CFP) designation in 1996.

John has developed a niche specialization working with divorcing individuals and matrimonial attorneys in the areas of business valuation and forensic accounting. He adds value by helping his clients obtain more favorable settlements, as well as by addressing all tax and financial issues that may arise both during the divorce, as well as post divorce. Seeking to add to his extensive credentials, John has achieved the very challenging AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation.

John obtained his experience with complex taxation and business valuation issues working at Andersen, Deloitte & Touche and Lazar Lipton Valuation Services. He obtained his BBA in Accounting from Iona College in 1983 and his MBA in Taxation and Financial Planning from Fordham University in 2000.