Sharon A. Ackerman

Tax Director

Sharon Ackerman, CPA, is a tax director in the Tax Controversy Services Group at Anchin. Sharon has more than 20 years of experience representing both corporate and individual clients before the IRS, state and local taxing authorities. She resolves issues in a wide range of industries, including real estate, construction, professional services, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail.

Sharon specializes in residency exams and issues as well as income tax exams on the Federal, state and city level. Her expertise extends to sales tax issues, corporate nexus issues, IRS and state tax examinations. She has successfully defended many clients before the IRS in various audit stages, and has advised clients on voluntary disclosure for various state tax agencies. Sharon’s efforts have resulted in the saving of millions of dollars for her clients.

Sharon presents a variety of educational seminars for construction and real estate industry organizations. She has conducted numerous New York State Residency presentations for high net worth individuals and hedge fund managers. In addition, she has presented at Anchin’s CPE for CFOs, and often presents to real estate brokerage firms. Sharon has also been a featured speaker in webinars focusing on sales tax and tax controversy issues, and often authors industry-related news blasts.

  • Private Client
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Tax Controversy
  • Construction


  • What You Need to Know About Sales and Use TaxDecember 13, 2016

    An increasing amount of building owners and management companies are being audited by states for Sales and Use tax compliance. These audits are resulting in firms being assessed for thousands of dollars in taxes, interest, and, in some instances, penalties.

  • NYS Art Collectors Under Scrutiny for Taxes on Shipped ArtMarch 2, 2016

    Law enforcement and tax authorities have been closely investigating electronic records and tax returns for the buying and selling of art in New York State. Art collectors and intermediaries have come under close scrutiny as to whether they have been paying taxes, maintaining shipping records and providing invoices during the sales process.

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