Mazars USA LLP
Israel has over a decade of experience serving not-for-profit clients in a range of subsectors. Throughout his career, Israel has maintained a specialized focus on Unrelated Business Income Tax (“UBIT”) and Foreign Informational Filing requirements for Section 401(a) Qualified Pension Trusts, Voluntary Employee Benefit Associations, and other tax-exempt entities. His compliance specialization is concentrated in IRS forms 990, 990-PF, 990-T, 5500, 5471, 8865, 926, CHAR500 and CT-13 & numerous varied state returns. Israel spent ten years at a Big 4 accounting firm as a Tax Senior Manager where he provided tax advisory services such as research, planning, and compliance services to a diverse group of clients including Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest pension trusts in the world, which maintained hundreds of partnership, corporate, mutual fund, REIT, and various alternative investments featuring investment pools between 50 million and 2 Billion. Prior to joining WeiserMazars, Israel was a Director at Loeb & Troper LLP, where he oversaw the entire tax function of the firm. Israel also has significant experience assisting clients with implementation of the requirements of various new legislation and regulations such as the New York State Not for Profit Revitalization Act and the 2014 IRS Final Tangible Property Regulations. Israel received his BBA in Accounting, with honors, from Baruch College. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs, where he sits on the Exempt Organizations and Not-for-Profit Organizations Committees.