• “They understand what is driving business results. Our relationship with them has been a total win-win!”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is just the best company I have ever hired!  Never have I experienced any professional services firm “learn” my business more quickly and effectively.”
  • “I am convinced if Eric Lear was aboard the Titanic, the ship would have missed the iceberg completely and would have made it to port.”
  • “They provide peace of mind by competently handling your finances, allowing you to concentrate on expanding your business; it’s a perfect partnership.”
  • “Eric, Scot and all of the employees of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP have always provided excellent accounting services in a prompt and professional manner.”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has been our auditor for over ten years. The first year they performed our audit they offered suggestions on how to improve our internal controls that were easily implemented. Unlike many, I rather look forward to our annual audit.”
  • “We have worked with other auditors, but have not found another firm to be nearly as professional, reliable, and trustworthy as Lear & Pannepacker, LLP!”
  • “Our extended family has used Lear and Pannepacker for accounting and tax services for about two decades. They have always been responsive, helpful, thoughtful and fun to work with.”
  • “As our company has grown, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has helped us to improve our financial and accounting systems and reporting. Hiring L&P has been a great investment for us!”
  • “The entire firm, from the partners to the staff accountants to the administrative personnel, works as a team and go out of their way to help.”
  • “Our account manager, Steve, exemplifies the hard work, reliability, efficiency, and integrity that are the hallmarks of this firm.”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has performed numerous business valuations for us, and I have come to depend on them for complete, accurate and timely results. I would recommend them without hesitation!”
  • “I am delighted to say that Lear & Pannepacker, LLP was initially retained pro-bono, as they had gifted us their accounting services to get us started as a non-profit. The service we received was stellar: prompt turnaround, accurate work, forward-thinking!”
  • “I have worked one-on-one with L&P’s team of professionals and together we have been very successful in meeting our mutual clients’ needs and goals. I trust the firm implicitly!”
  • “We have been clients of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP since 1984, and this accounting firm has been a great liaison, dealing with all levels of the tax code, various auditors, and related matters.”
  • “When you’re looking for accountants who not only know their jobs but really care and are genuinely trying to help, they are the people to go to!”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is a perfect match for new high tech start-up businesses because they understand the special needs of small companies.”
  • “Lear and Pannepacker, LLP is one of the most competent, responsive, and professional firms in New Jersey!”
  • “L&P truly have their client’s best interests at heart and are 100% invested in their clients’ success. We consider them part of our “family” for the last twenty eight years!”

International Clients

The modern business world has companies both large and small expanding their geographic footprint and doing business nationally and internationally. This trend also results in US citizens traveling abroad for work, and foreign nationals living in the region, drawn to New Jersey by our biotech and pharma businesses, our ports for importing goods, our world-class universities and the diverse melting pot that has thrived in the shadow of New York City for over a century. This world is also growing more complex with the myriad of business regulations and tax laws that apply to our international clientele. We have experienced professionals who can assist both individuals and businesses with the following services:

Individuals

  • US tax reporting for US citizens living abroad
  • Foreign income exclusions
  • Foreign tax credits
  • Foreign housing and other credits
  • Financial Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) compliance
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance
  • Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) compliance
  • Resident alien and non-resident alien reporting
  • Foreign inheritance, gifts and trust reporting
  • Pensions and other US-qualified plans
  • Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)

Businesses

  • US offices of foreign entities doing business in the USA
    • Bookkeeping and general compliance
    • Branch reporting and allocation rules
    • Capitalization and loans
    • Entity structure and relationships
    • Foreign employees working in USA
    • Tax treaty interpretation
    • US tax reporting
    • W-8 preparation
  • Transfer pricing between US and foreign affiliates
    • Transfer pricing analysis
    • Form 5472 compliance and reporting
  • IC-DISC tax strategies for US manufacturers with overseas customers
    • Setup of IC-DISC entity
    • Calculation of annual commissions and payments
  • Withholding taxes and reporting
    • Non-US contractors
    • Non-US shareholders