Nov 15, 2009 – New York, NY – Jonathan MEDOWS, Manhattan CPA, is now preparing taxes for a variety of clergy members regardless of faith and beliefs. MEDOWS, a practicing Rabbi himself, has years of expertise under his belt where the preparation of clergy taxes is concerned. He has recently launched his new website MEDOWS CPA, PLLC which is devoted completely to the preparation of “taxes for clergy by clergy”, as the business motto states on the home page of the website. You can also reach him at the MEDOWS CPA website

MEDOWS CPA, PLLC emphasizes that superior tax preparation is a must regardless of pastoral position and faith. And although they are based here in Manhattan, he works with clergy, ministers, rabbis, cantors all over the United States. Without the assistance of a qualified and trained CPA, a minister could pay excessive taxes. Additionally, if the income tax return is not filled out properly and accurately, that clergy person could be subjected to the rigors of an IRS audit. If you should ever be called for an IRS audit, Jonathan MEDOWS (Website: wants you to be assured that he is skilled at representing individuals before all tax authorities.

According to MEDOWS, the clergy is not treated any differently than other businesses and individuals. They have to pay taxes like everyone else and worse yet, they get audited all the time. Hiring a CPA who is qualified to prepare clergy taxes is the wisest choice for clergy members. They are more knowledgeable and more thorough than other accounting professionals and bookkeepers. Hiring a CPA ensures that you will have your clergy taxes prepared as accurately as is humanly possible so that an audit is not likely to occur.

MEDOWS CPA, PLLC (Website: also recommends that when you are searching for the best CPA to prepare your taxes you should look at three criteria – their years of experience and training, as well as having represented other clergy members before the IRS, local, and state tax authorities in the past. It’s important to remember that the clergy members have certain advantages that other taxpayers do not. However, it’s equally important to understand that the IRS tends to scrutinize clergy taxes more than others.

MEDOWS CPA, PLLC offers a variety of accounting, consulting, and tax services for any business or individual. Additionally, Jonathan MEDOWS can help you with financial, retirement, and tax planning as well. His array of services offered is considerably more extensive than even some of the larger firms here in Manhattan and the NYC area. So he recommends that you make your decision carefully when selecting a CPA to prepare your clergy taxes in the future.