JEFFREY A. WLAHOFSKY CPA

Jeff joined the firm in 1986 and became a shareholder in 1995. He was a tax shareholder in the assurance and tax advisors department of Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. until 2022. He is now focused on client service and development. Jeff has in-depth experience in the areas of tax planning and compliance for closely held businesses.

The services Jeff provides to the firm’s clients include:

  • Assisting family-owned companies in restructuring to meet successionplanning requirements
  • Planning of business and family taxes
  • Assisting businesses with strategic growth or acquisition plans
  • Selling or liquidating specific divisions of a company’s operations
  • Managing IRS examinations
  • Serving as an expert witness in legal proceedings
  • Representing companies before the Pennsylvania and Ohio Boards of Appeals and Boards of Finance and Revenue

Jeff is a member of the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) practice. His areas of concentration include sales and use tax, unclaimed property reporting and corporate net income tax planning along with fuel tax reporting and examinations.

Jeff serves clients in a number of diversified industries, including energy and natural resources, transportation, manufacturing and professional services.

Education

B.S. – Business Administration, Robert Morris College, Cum Laude

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member—Schneider Downs Energy and Resources Industry Group

Member—Schneider Downs Transportation Industry Group

Member—Robert Morris University Accounting Advisory Board

Member—Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)

Past Member—Allegheny Tax Society and Pittsburgh Tax Club

Past Member—Marcellus Shale Coalition – Tax and Fee Committee

Past President—Allegheny Tax Society, Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation and Forest Hills/Churchill Baseball Association

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Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Fishing. Hunting for pheasant, deer and turkey. Visiting and hiking in our national parks.

Who was your role model?
My Dad.

What was your childhood dream?
To travel to exotic destinations like Iceland (which I got to do)

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
All of the wonderful, fascinating people who I meet and work with across such a diverse range of industries.  I enjoy learning about other industries.

What was your first job?
I worked for a company that refurbished the airbrake systems on railroad cars. I learned to operate heavy equipment and flatbread trucks. I can tell you far more than you’d want to learn about airbrake assembly and repair.

Do you have a “motto?”
Try every day to learn something new. Imagine that knowledge as a grain of sand, and as you go through life you accumulate new grains of sand…creating a beautiful white beach.

Our Thoughts On

FEATURED

Big Problem: A Family-owned Business Needing Tax Advice.


Big Thinking: $1.4 Million In Eligible Deductions.

Shareholder MARK DIPIETRANTONIO has been with the firm since 1995 and brings extensive experience in all areas of tax planning, research and compliance.
When Mark was introduced to a new client, he learned through the course of the conversations about the nature of the business, their clients, and most interestingly, that they were not utilizing all of the tax deductions available in this specific industry. After some research, we determined that they were eligible for large deductions in excess of $1.4 million dollars, which had a huge impact on this family-owned business. “It felt great to be able to deliver such positive and unexpected news to this small business owner,” DiPietrantonio said. “By immediately amending the tax returns for the prior years in which the statute of limitations had not closed, we were able to secure a significant refund for them.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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