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Testimonials

Protax has many satisfied customers that can attest to the level of service and expertise provided.


“Both Mr. Strohl himself and Protax as a whole have been extremely professional and efficient to help my household to resolve our expatriate tax related issues. Now I can feel relieved knowing we are in the best hands to prepare our returns and sort all situations. Net, we are very satisfied with Protax’s services.”

Mauricio Boscan
Former VP Colgate-Palmolive Company
Division General Counsel Latin America 1984- 2013


“I want to take a moment to thank you for doing this class with us on 11/30. You pulled this together for us quickly and did an excellent job presenting the content.

On top of that, you’re a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with!

Thanks, again, Marc!!!”

Joe Gornick
Senior Manager – CCH Seminars
Tax & Accounting US


“Fourth year of continued association with Marc as a very happy client…wish I could continue my expat assignment :-). Marc has been very detailed oriented and found every penny that I could legally save on my taxes while on expat assignment.

Marc has been a thorough professional and highly knowledgeable in dealing with very complicated tax situations that most of the US Expats face abroad during a long/short term assignment due to changed regulations.

I would highly recommend to all expat colleagues to consider hiring Marc and his organization Protax to take care of your personal taxes and have peace of mind while working abroad.”

Mukesh Shukla, PE, PMP
Technical Project Manager
Marubeni Corporation
Power Project Office


“Mark has always been known to us as an upright and forthcoming knowledgeable individual.”

Charles Walsh
President
Walsh Envelope Co.


“‚ĶIn 2009 I had the pleasure of cold contacting Protax’s Marc Strohl, CPA with a pressing international audit situation related to tax years some 5-6 years prior where I was being vigorously pursued by the IRS for penalties and allegedly unpaid back taxes, after having used another firm to file those tax returns. Marc tediously negotiated with the IRS and re-filed those tax years coolly and professionally massaging the auditor and had the case marginalized resulting in REFUNDS of monies that the IRS owed me!

Protax and Marc were so good that I have used them to file our tax returns ever since, they are worth their weight in GOLD. I am not so organized and needed much patience and guidance, Marc has always been there for me even offering his foreign firm to help assist me. Protax is a top rated U.S. tax boutique international expatriate firm, offering micro-tax-accounting in a highly organized and structured environment which is EXACTLY what I need. They will fight for you as their clients are #1 Marc is a GEM, Protax is second to none, trust me I know I found out the hard way!”

Jean Salome
Managing Director
Virage Capital


“I have been a client of Protax and Marc J Strohl CPA since I moved to NYC from Montreal in 2006. Marc and his team have helped me through a plethora issues over the years. Marc always gets back to me quickly with sensible advice. Marc‚Äôs experience gives me confidence, which is exactly what you want in the firm you turn to for advice. I highly recommend Protax/ Marc J Strohl’s tax services.”

William Cobbett, CFA, FRM
Director – Transition Management
Citi Markets and Banking


“My husband has worked over seas for several years and we have used a lot of accountants, but none of them had the knowledge that marc has when it comes to doing foreign income taxes. We used him the first time last year and was amazed at his knowledge, and he was so patient with me, and explained everything so I could understand it. You could not ask for a friendlier place to do business, and he was always available to us.I wish I had found him years ago.”

Thanks marc, you are the best.

Edie and Terry Mabe


“I highly recommend Marc as an International Tax Specialist. As a first time Expat, I had many questions and concerns relative to the American tax rules. Marc was very quick to respond to my many inquiries throughout the year, even when he was away on vacation, he would answer questions that came up. I was given a lot of improper advice by many colleagues within my company that if I had followed before checking with Marc would have cost me a lot of money. Thankfully, Marc was very swift and direct with his replies.”

Arlo Sims
Franke Consumer Products, Inc.
Vice President of Operations & Logistics


“After much frustration dealing with one of the “big 4” firms, I finally decided to seek out specialized tax advice for my complex ex-pat situation.¬†Protax¬†has not disappointed. Their expertise uncovered significant flaws in my previous tax advisors’ approach, resulting in a large differential in refund due. In addition, their responsiveness is second to none and unlike the “big 4” firm, I don’t have 100% turnover in the people doing my taxes each year.¬†Protax¬†has looked out for my best tax interests and, combined with excellent responsiveness, hiring them was one of the wisest tax decisions I have made.”

Mark Nebelung
Principal Global Investors


“Marc did my US taxes for several years while living in the US between 2004 and 2008. He provided great advice and his services helped me save a lot of money by optimizing my US deductions. Marc knows the US tax system really well, he is really professional and well organized. He was also the tax accountant for many friends of mine.” July 11, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Francis Perrin
Citigroup Global Markets
hired Marc as a Financial Advisor in 2005, and hired Marc more than once


“Marc was amazing at finding tax savings for me. Made the process extremely easy from my side. Very professional, everything was done on time, required only one meeting and a couple of follow up phone calls. I highly recommend¬†Protax¬†for tax filings.” February 11, 2010

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Kshitij Sheth
Citigroup Global Markets
hired Marc as a Accountant in 2006 , and hired Marc more than once


“Marc has had an extensive career in the accounting industry, which includes experience working at the Big 4 accounting firms. His expertise of US expatriate tax law is a great niche to specialize in and is highly valued, especially in such a diverse city like New York. Marc and his friendly staff will make sure to take great care of their clients. I highly recommend¬†Protax¬†Consulting Services.” February 10, 2010

Olexa Capili
Tax Intern , Berdon LLP
was with another company when working with Marc at Protax Consulting Services


“I found Marc to be creative, professional and very reliable . I highly recommend his services to anyone, especially if you are an expat.” February 10, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Mats Forsgren
Corero Financial Markets, Head of Sales
hired Marc as a Accountant in 2007 , and hired Marc more than once


“Marc is a professional, reliable and creative business man who delivers results in a useful and profitable outcome. I highly recommend his services.” February 8, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time

Mark Fleming
Entrepreneur
hired Marc as a Accountant in 2002


“Marc and his group have prepared my taxes for the last 2 years. I am a US expat living overseas and I would recommend and do recommend Marc to all of my colleagues. He is a thorough professional and will have my business for years to come.” February 8, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Grant Pierce
Welltec US, Inc., Engineer
hired Marc as a Accountant in 2008 , and hired Marc more than once


“I’ve used¬†Protax¬†Consulting services for years now, always highly satisfied with Marc’s work. My tax filings and advice requests were always taken care of in timely manner and most importantly, Marc always made sure all potential deductions were discussed and considered. As a non-US resident, I wanted a specialist and not just another ordinary tax firm, and this is what you get withProtax. I would highly recommend Marc to anybody looking for outside-the-box thinking, reliable, personable and always reachable accounting firm, even if you don’t fall into the “several million dollar bonus” category. I would especially recommend Marc to anybody dealing with non-US status, non-US income, non-standard deductions and other unordinary tax situations as he proved (year after year) to be a great service provider!” February 8, 2010

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

Martina Janeckova
Capital Growth Advisors LLC
hired Marc as a Accountant in 2005 , and hired Marc more than once


“As this will be my last filing for the foreseeable future in the United Slates I wanted to write and express my thanks to you and your associates.

Protax has provided me with sound advice and fine service for the seven years that I have used them. My time in the United Slates was made much simpler through your efforts. I would recommend your firm to any person expatriate or otherwise who reqUires taxation related services.

I wish you all the best in the future.”

Best regards,
James McKew,
Director – South East Asia Pacific
Everpure, LLC


“Many thanks for handling my tax issues relating to New York State. Frankly, I was extremely impressed by how a few calls you made to the state translated into a quick and positive response to my claimed refund. I have been trying to deal with them on my own for 3 months without any success. You, on the other hand, were able to turn it around within 48 hours.

Also, I would like to thank you very much for your professionalism in returning all my calls and being pro-active with both my federal and state tax affairs. No accountant in the past has ever been as pro-active and aware as you have been. You make me feel like I’m the only client in the world.

You have completely earned my enthusiastic trust. I would not have referred my own brother and girlfriend to you otherwise.”

Warm regards,
Sam Victor Tabar


“I had my taxes prepared by¬†Protax¬†Consulting for two years. During that time, Marc clearly illustrated a comprehensive knowledge of tax for non-resident aliens. Seeking greener pastures, I tried another consultant for a year and I was horribly disappointed because the level of service I came to expect (and subsequently appreciate) was no longer there. Having Marc available whenever you need him and his quick responses to emails leaves the quality of service unmatched. The feeling you get when you leave¬†Protax¬†is that your returns are accurate, on time and receive the attention that they deserve (big or small). If you are searching for a quality consultant with tremendous service, I strongly recommend Marc at¬†Protax.”

George Retsos, Director
Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group, LLC


“I have known Marc for almost 4 years and was introduced to him by someone who has known him for many more years. My wife Marie and I approached Marc to do our taxes when we first moved down to the US from Montreal, Canada. Needless to say he seemed from the outset to have a very high degree of knowledge when it came to preparing our US tax returns, never mind the fact that it seemed to have been more complicated by the fact that my spouse was a nonresident alien or foreign national. Marc took these special elections that allowed us to file married filing joint (apparently you cannot do that if one of the spouses is not a citizen or green card holder) and saved us a substantial sum of money. Later, when I asked other CPA’s about the special elections that Marc took for us, they were completely unaware of the possibilities.

Marc took the time necessary to sit down with my wife and I to explain our tax situation, he offered us good tax advice and ways we could minimize our taxes in the future. He always delivered our work in a timely fashion, was very courteous and super patient with us.

It, therefore, goes without saying that we would unequivocally recommend Marc Strohl to any taxpayer individuals or corporations who are looking for competent professional tax expertise.”

Kenneth Miller, Senior Vice President Mixed Use Development East
Archstone-Smith (2006- present)

Vice President for Development
Gotham Construction (1998- 2006)


“Marc at¬†Protax¬†has guided me through some very complex federal and state cross border tax issues and has gone out of his way to ensure that my refunds were maximized. I would recommend Marc and¬†Protax¬†to anyone seeking skill, service and professional courtesy.”

R. Wade Dougherty, Director – Counsel
CIBC Worldmarkets Corp (2004- present)

Associate Attorney
Shearman & Sterling- New York and Paris
Counselors at Law (1998- 2004)


“Marc has proven to be an incredibly valuable asset to me when doing my taxes and advising me on managing my personal finances. As a Canadian citizen who recently moved to New York, and who is now employed full time here, I really had no idea what was involved in filing in the U.S. or in Canada for that matter. Marc was patient and helpful and took time to explain the intricacies of the process to me. He was also very efficient and he managed to get me a healthy return fast. From the first time I went to Marc, it was obvious that he‚Äôs the type of professional who truly cares about his clients. And even more importantly, he has a good, practical, working knowledge of his field.”

Ms. Anita K. Sharma, Associate Attorney
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Counselors at Law (2000- 2004)


“Unfortunately, Marc Strohl was not the first accountant that I approached for help filling my first 3 US tax returns. When I moved to New York on a TN Visa, a friend recommended that I use this “great” New York accountant for my tax returns. The one thing this “great” accountant failed to mention was that he had no expertise in dealing with the various intricate Federal, State and Local tax rules as they apply to non-permanent residents. Only last year, when another friend introduced me to Marc, did I realize how much I had overpaid in taxes over the last 3 years (not to mention the amount of money I paid for wrong advice from my “great” accountant). Luckily, Marc was able help me file amended tax returns so that I could get that money back with interest. Unlike that other “great” accountant, Marc took the time to explain and work with me on collecting all of the back up information I would need to re-file my tax returns. Having dealt with other accountants in both Canada and the US, I can honestly say that Marc Strohl is an amazing accountant with both an excellent technical knowledge and the ability make clients understand even the most complex parts of the tax code.”

Simon Goldstein, Associate
Sullivan Graev & Karabell, LLP, , Counselors at Law (1998 – 2001)
Sunwell Technologies Inc. (2001 – Present)

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