Tax Award Honors Public Service

Two leaders of Community Tax Aid, an organization that provides free assistance to low-income taxpayers, received the AICPA’s Tax Public Service Award at the National Conference on Federal Taxes in Washington.

Barb Mantegani, president of Community Tax Aid and a senior manager at KPMG LLP in Washington, has trained hundreds of volunteers to prepare returns for taxpayers in need. She has served as a return-preparer, site manager and board member of the organization.

Jeffrey Gold founded and served as chairman of Community Tax Aid in New York. He also helped found and worked for the organization in Washington.

The awards were presented by Jeffrey Hoops, chairman of the AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee.


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