Deborah de Vries


Deborah de Vries, CPA, CGMA, is an accounting and audit partner at Anchin and serves as the Co-Practice Leader of the Firm’s Compensation & Benefits Services Group. She focuses on providing a range of business and consulting services to law firms, employee benefit plans and proprietary schools and colleges. In addition, Deborah retains other service companies including finance and insurance brokerages.

Deborah develops marketing strategies for her group and has actively developed continuing education and professional resources for the Employee Benefits Plan Practice, including the creation of templates that aid in financial reporting and consultation on various employee benefit plan issues.

She is also a member of the Firm’s Law Firms Industry Group. Deborah is thoroughly familiar with the accounting, audit and tax requirements of law firms and is instrumental in consulting with law firm clients on operational aspects of their business.

Deborah is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is the designated partner-in-charge for Anchin’s membership in the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC). She is also former Chair of BKR International’s Retirement Plan Auditors Practice Group.

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Transaction Advisory and Public Company

  • Insurance
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing and Distribution


  • 401(k) Plans to Admit Long-Term, Part-Time EmployeesFebruary 12, 2021

    Under current law, sponsors of 401(k) plans may exclude from eligibility those employees who are under age 21 or who do not work at least 1,000 hours in a plan year. The latter provision, known as the service requirement, is about to change.

  • What You Need to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and the Tax Deductibility of Expenses Related to Loan ForgivenessMay 27, 2020

    The PPP Loan Program offers much needed relief to qualified businesses struggling with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet the ongoing changes to the rules for borrowing and loan forgiveness have made navigating the program and claiming benefits challenging as well. Let’s review a key topic - the taxation of both loan forgiveness and the expenses paid with PPP Loan proceeds.

  • Is Your Firm in Compliance with the Upcoming July 31st U.S. Department of Labor Filing Deadline?July 23, 2015

    To our Clients and Friends:

    A frequently overlooked filing obligation is one that requires companies sponsoring retirement plans and large health plans to submit Form 5500 to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), annually. For calendar year plans the filing deadline is July 31, 2015. The DOL penalty for noncompliance is $1,100 per day, and the IRS penalty is $15,000 per annum. Is your firm in compliance?

  • Does Your Firm Sponsor a Self-Insured Health Plan?July 6, 2015

    To our Clients and Friends:

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("ACA") created a fee that is imposed on most health plans. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is submitted with a completed IRS Form 720, which is due annually on July 31. If you have an insured health plan, the insurer is responsible for calculating and remitting the fee.

  • Important: Monitor Your 2015 Employee Headcount Carefully!February 11, 2015

    To our Clients and Friends:

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("ACA") is complex legislation that affects a large percentage of employers throughout the country. Depending on employee headcount, employers may be subject to all ACA provisions, just some of them, or none at all.

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