Chris Vignone MBA

Principal | New York-Westchester

Professional Experience

Chris Vignone is a Principal in the Advisory Services and Tax Departments of Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, a member of Prager Metis International Group. He also leads the firms State and Local Tax group and is co-leader of the Advisory Services department. He has been in the accounting industry for nearly 20 years.

Chris has a wide range of corporate and consulting tax expertise including state and local tax, unclaimed property, sales and use tax solutions, credits and incentives and telecommunications tax services. He has worked with companies of all sizes and industries including entrepreneurial, manufacturing and distribution and retail and consumer products.

During his time in private industry Chris developed extensive knowledge with entrepreneurial, technology and telecommunications companies. During his time as Tax Director for a publicly traded telecommunications company Chris managed a tax compliance function that generated over 250 tax returns on a monthly basis and spear-headed negotiations with various state and local governments that generated over $10M in grants, incentives and tax breaks.

As Partner in a regional State & Local Tax consulting practice Chris managed large scale tax consulting projects for Fortune 100 companies. These projects generally focused on recovery of over paid taxes and reengineering of the tax functions for process improvements. Chris has been successful in identifying and recovering over $150M in tax savings for his clients over the past 13 years.

Chris is also a noted expert in his field having participated in drafting and lobbying for state legislation on pre-paid telecommunication services and contributed to the development of the Federal Mobile Sourcing Telecommunications Act.

Education

  • MBA, accounting, Pace University, New York
  • BA, accounting, Pace University, New York

Events and Presentations

Finding Huge Refunds: The Fundamentals of a ReverseSales & Use Tax Audit-March 20, 2014

Insights

CEO Forum article entitled "How Enterprises Can Become Agile:Enterprise Business Advisors: section by Chris Vignone - Volume VI, Issue 2, 2016

News From the SALT Minds-Please see the Insights section for full listing

Feb 5, 2015 - Taxation of Virtual Currency

Noc 3, 2014 - New Jersey Updates and Expands Economic Incentive Programs

Oct 21, 2014 - Destination or Origination, that is the (Sales Tax) Question

Mar 10, 2014-The Impact of California Prop 39

Mar 4, 2014-New Jersey Expands Valuntary Disclosure Efforts

Feb 20, 2014-New York Applies Sales Tax to Trust Property Transfer

Dec, 4, 2013-Overstock.com and Amazon.com Clickthrough Case