Articles by: Anthony Rivieccio

Financial Focus: Tax Season is almost over!

Financial Focus: Tax Season is almost over! Have you filed already? by Anthony C Rivieccio, MBA, PFA We’re coming to the deadline! No more procrastination. Do you have all your receipts? Are you ready to file? Relax, you have at […]

Financial Focus: Where’s My (Tax Refund) Check?

Financial Focus: Where’s My (Tax Refund) Check?

Financial Focus: Waiting On Your Tax Refund? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA   Awaiting your tax refund? Well, let me speak for all tax preparers and tax advisors. We are waiting for you to get it, too! There can be nothing more […]

Financial Focus: Beware IRS Tax Scams

Financial Focus: Beware IRS Tax Scams

Financial Focus: Hello, I am calling from the IRS! By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA So, have you received a call saying you owe a lot of money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Yes, It is a tax scam. The IRS […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Financial Focus
Financial Focus: New York’s High Taxes Drive Outmigration

Financial Focus: New York’s High Taxes Drive Outmigration

Financial Focus: Should you be thinking about moving to a lower “tax” State? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA During this time of the year (tax preparation) many people again realize that New Yorkers are the highest taxed individuals in State and nation. […]

Financial Focus: Is there a time bomb in Donald Trump’s tax returns

Financial Focus: Is there a time bomb in Donald Trump’s tax returns

Is there a time bomb in Donald Trump’s tax returns Since the first day the Donald announced that he was running for President, he said he would release his financial information. When Mr. Trump says he’ll release his financial information, he […]

by · February 25, 2016 · Financial Focus, Politics
Financial Focus: IRS Audit Cometh

Financial Focus: IRS Audit Cometh

Financial Focus: I got an IRS letter for an audit; what do I do? On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the worst), being audited by the IRS could be a 10. Audits can be bad and can result in […]

Financial Focus: Simple Taxes: Absolute Zero. Do it for Free!

Financial Focus: Simple Taxes: Absolute Zero. Do it for Free!

The Next Big Income Tax Scam By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Have you seen enough of the income tax commercials yet? Get your simple taxes done for free, they say! Absolute zero, they call another program.  “Pay nothing, file for […]

Financial Focus: Yahoo-ed!

Financial Focus: Yahoo-ed!

From a high flying internet company to death by restructuring By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA   So, what was Yahoo, originally? In January 1994, it began as Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web. Jerry Yang and David Filo […]

Financial Focus: The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired

Financial Focus: The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired

The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA,PFA *Bigger Standard Deduction When you turn 65, the IRS offers a gift in the form of a bigger standard deduction. For 2015 returns, a single 64-year-old gets a […]

Financial Focus: Powerball Jackpot Mania! A quick lesson on Taxes, Annuities & Gambling

Financial Focus: Powerball Jackpot Mania! A quick lesson on Taxes, Annuities & Gambling

The Powerball Jackpot: Lessons Learned by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA   A Quick Lesson on Taxes, Annuities & Gambling Powerball is over! Thank god! Didn’t win, huh? Did you learn any personal finance lessons from this? After all, you did lose […]

Financial Focus: Are you ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?

Financial Focus: Are you ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?

Financial Focus: Are you ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?   by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Holiday time is over! Thanksgiving and Christmas have passed. The time for spending has finished! It is time to pay those holiday bills. Maybe you’re […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Personal Finance
Financial Focus: A Free Times Square Party for New Yorkers?   No, Thanks!

Financial Focus: A Free Times Square Party for New Yorkers? No, Thanks!

Financial Focus: A Free Times Square Party for New Yorkers?   No, Thank you! by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA Since its inception in 1904 — attracting some 200,000 people in porkpie hats and “breeches” — New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times […]

Financial Focus: Tax-Planning in 1 week

Financial Focus: Tax-Planning in 1 week

Financial Focus: Tax-Planning in 1 week by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA  As the year draws to a close, we should run through a last-minute checklist of tax planning issues. A turbulent economic and legislative environment means there are several major complications […]

by · December 24, 2015 · Personal Finance
Financial Focus: Congress Makes Tax Credits Permanent

Financial Focus: Congress Makes Tax Credits Permanent

Financial Focus:  Permanent Tax Credits!? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA The House Ways and Means committee came to an agreement for key legislation to renew a series of tax provisions that had been the source political wrangling repeatedly over the past decade. […]

by · December 20, 2015 · Business, Personal Finance
Financial Focus: $15 For The Bridge! Happy Birthday MTA!

Financial Focus: $15 For The Bridge! Happy Birthday MTA!

$15 For The Bridge! Happy Birthday MTA by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA Transportation. Whether it is public or private transportation, at the very least, should provide a safe, cost efficient way to move around the City! But $15 to commute over a […]