George Batas, CPA, MS, Partner

George Batas CPA

Email: gbatas@sasscpas.com
Phone: (631) 368-3110 ext. 120

George Batas has in-depth experience advising closely held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of complex tax issues. His work includes the preparation of sales tax returns for all states, nexus consultation and analysis, exposure analysis, voluntary disclosures for sales tax and income tax, sales tax audits, residency audits, and state registrations. He conducts complex tax research on a wide variety of topics, including Qualified Opportunity Zones, Section 199A deductions, and Section 163k limitations. Most recently, he has dedicated himself to understanding the ins and outs of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), helping clients maximize their loan forgiveness during a time of unprecedented financial strain.

George also provides accountant services to the firm’s numerous international clients, particularly on the corporate side. He works with clients to prepare to establish U.S. operations including registration with state authorities, applying for EINs, registering for sales tax collection, registering for payroll tax, and helping familiarize clients across the globe with the U.S. tax system. George prides himself on being a critical resource for clients as they expand their businesses throughout the world.

George began his career at small accounting firms before taking a position at KPMG. After developing his skills there for several years, George sought personal growth opportunities as well as the chance to assist sophisticated clients on a more personal basis. He joined our firm in 2017, where he quickly became instrumental in establishing and running the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) department as well as working with international clients.

At Sasserath & Co., George serves on the Leadership Team and also spearheads the firm’s Young Professionals initiatives to attract and retain top talent.

Education

  • B.B.A., Finance, Baruch College
  • M.S., Accounting, Baruch College
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Articles & Publications

U.S. Business, Brexit, and the British Financial Market

Lectures & Presentations

May 2020: Sasserath & Co. Webinar, “Breaking Down the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application,” Q&A

May 2020: Sasserath & Co. Webinar, “Loan Forgiveness Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP),” Q&A