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Bruce Prendergast, CPA, MS

DIRECTOR, TAX SERVICES

ABOUT BRUCE

Bruce has extensive experience in all aspects of individual, corporation, S corporation, partnership, and nonprofit tax compliance and planning. Bruce joined the firm in 1983 and served for almost a decade as the Director-in-Charge of Tax Services. He now focuses on client service and mentoring staff.

Bruce has represented clients in tax disputes before the IRS through the appellate division and before state and local governments on income and sales tax issues.

CONSTRUCTION

A member of the Construction Industry Group, he provides traditional tax compliance and tax planning services to construction clients. Bruce advises his clients on the impact to them of recent and pending tax legislation such as the Employee Retention Tax Credit and the Payroll Protection Program.

NONPROFIT

As a former leader and current member within LaPorte’s Nonprofit Industry Group, he has assisted the firm’s nonprofit clients with planning issues regarding formation, initial filings (Forms 1023 and 1024), restructuring, and termination. In addition to annual Form 990 filings, Bruce works with LaPorte’s nonprofit clients regarding reasonable compensation, filing requirements regarding investment assets, unrelated business income (Form 990T), intermediate sanctions, and required policies and procedures regarding effective governance. He has also assisted nonprofit clients with IRS audits and correspondence. He has experience working with operating and nonoperating private foundations, supporting organizations, and nonprofit hospitals.

TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES

As a CPA focused on tax and with over 35 years of experience, Bruce brings a deep understanding of the tax implications of the sale of a business. He models the transaction to adequately project tax consequences and surface relevant issues. He also frequently works with clients on tax-free reorganizations and business acquisitions.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of New Orleans
Master of Science in Tax Accounting, University of New Orleans

Certified Public Accountant
AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I Program
BoardSource Cerfificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Autism Society of Greater New Orleans
UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Greater New Orleans Foundation, “How the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Will Impact You: A First Look.” April 2020

South Louisiana Bank, “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Updated Guidance.” April 2020

LaPorte Educational Series, “Charitable Giving in an Evolving Environment.” August 2019

“Ethics and Accountability for Nonprofit Organizations.” October 2014

Autism Society of Louisiana, Autism Society of Greater New Orleans, “Tax Deductions and Strategies for Families with Special Needs Children.” State Conference 2013

Bruce Prendergast, CPA, MS, Director of Tax Services

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Construction
Nonprofit
Transaction Advisory Services

504.838.4815
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