Welcome to Shalini Gupta & Associates, PA!
Shalini Gupta & Associates is a full-service accounting and business advisory firm in Columbia, MD. Our team, led by Shalini Gupta, CPA and Rajiv Mahajan, CPA, has more than 40 years of combined experience in helping businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals by tailoring its services to meet their unique objectives and needs.
We are committed to providing outstanding service to each client by combining professionalism with a promise for timely service and accurate work. Our firm, which prides itself on being a paperless office, incorporates technology to maximize efficiency and client communications—providing state-of-the-art tools for clients to easily exchange vital information with us 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
His expertise is in small business accounting and tax, with a focus on compliances, tax strategies, budget and cash flow.
Rajiv is also a Chartered Accountant from India and received his BA in Finance from Delhi University, India
Prior to starting her own firm, Shalini was the manager of taxation for A.F. Ferguson & company, the India-based partners to KPMG Peat Marwick. She has significant experience and training with international and US financial practices, cost and budget analysis, and tax issues.
Shalini is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
I hope you’ll forgive me for being blunt.
I am Rajiv Mahajan, I’m a CPA and realize that you may not be used to seeing a tax professional talk like this. It’s not my intention to offend (I’m actually being very careful with my words–I am a tax professional, after all).
But I think you’ll agree that the times we’re currently facing require a little straight talk.
Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!
As a tax professional, it truly breaks my heart, knowing that just a few thousand, or even a few hundred bucks for us “regular guys” out of that vast pool of overcharging could make a world of difference–and they are just sitting there, unclaimed! And with the economy we’re facing now…it’s essential that the “right” professional handles your taxes and other financial matters.
You see, all tax professionals are not the same. From the “discount” chains (notice the quotes) to classic accounting firms, most fly through tax season in a disorganized mess–bleary-eyed and hopped-up on caffeine. It’s no wonder that they treat you like a number and lapse into excuses and tax-talk. (I told you that I would be blunt.)
I’ve put more of my thoughts on these matters in free reports:
And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted CPA in the Columbia Area”.
Talk again soon,
Rajiv Mahajan, CPA
PS — When you grab our free report, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy for small business owners. Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their colleagues and peers all the time, because they’re not your standard “tax tips”.
PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you … many people are fed up with trying to manage their financials on their own. Our schedule is very full … but if you call us at (443) 259-0091 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away. We will NOT make dealing with an accountant as painful as dealing with your books has already been!
What our Clients are saying
Shalini Gupta & Associates are more than just accountants. They have over the years helped me with my personal tax planning requirements and minimized my personal income tax liabilities. They are friendly, approachable and no question is too small or large for them.Joanne R.
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