Accompanying Mr. Chartock's signature on WAMC's Form 990 appears that of tax preparer, William M. Kahn , managing director and certified public accountant with Urbach, Kahn & Werlin Advisors, Inc., a CPA firm located on State Street in Albany.
account," according to a staffer in Mr. Kahn's
Kahn has been the public broadcaster's accountant since at least the late 1980's.
SEE: Form 990, Signature Page - WAMC
- Fiscal 2002 - Signature page showing CPA William M. Kahn's affirmation of WAMC's IRS return.
When contacted by telephone at his
office, Mr. Kahn
acknowledged, "We are the accountants for WAMC; we conduct audits; we also prepare the tax returns.
further confirmed that his
tax preparer number was indeed the one appearing on WAMC's Form 990's filed over the years with IRS
would not confirm though, that the signature on the form was actually his
was asked about WAMC's
accounting for employee fringe benefits, but refused to answer that or any further questions about WAMC
, claiming, "Our professional standards as CPA's preclude us from discussing any matters regarding clients with the press."
When asked what his
firm recommends in general to tax-exempt clients regarding accounting for taxable and non-taxable fringe benefits, Mr. Kahn
refused to answer and hung-up on his