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David Seiden, CPA


David Seiden is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s State and Local Tax Practice.  He brings more than 25 years of expertise in all areas of State and Local Tax (SALT). Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients, with experience spanning several industries, including financial services, banking, hedge funds, broker dealers, franchising, manufacturing and distribution, staffing, and technology.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Dave was the founding partner in a NY-based SALT consulting firm, SALT Link, LLC. Prior to starting his own firm, Dave spent 17 years as a SALT partner at a Big Four accounting firm where he held various leadership roles.
Dave has expansive expertise helping businesses navigate the complexities of multi-state income and franchise taxes, sales tax, payroll tax, and property tax. He has successfully represented taxpayers before state taxing authorities, saving clients millions of dollars in proposed assessments.
Dave has been able to obtain for his clients significant state tax incentives working with various state and local tax and governmental agencies.
Dave has extensive experience working with individuals on issues relating to residency.  Whether it is helping clients plan for a change in residency or representing them in an audit, Dave understands what it takes to successfully withstand a state’s audit challenge.
Presentations and Publications
Dave regularly writes articles and serves as a media resource on a multitude of tax-related topics. His articles and contributions have appeared in The Huffington Post, Retail Merchandiser, and State Tax Notes. He is also regularly engaged to speak at various conferences for organizations such as Moore Stephens North America (MSNA).
Dave is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).
Education & Licenses
Dave earned his B.S. in Accounting from American University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Featured In

Mar 30, 2017

The Insanity of Sales Tax Reporting Continues more

Feb 21, 2017

SALT Alert- Potential Connecticut Estate and Gift Tax Changes more

Aug 24, 2016

Sales Tax – An Ever Growing Nightmare for Most Businesses more

Mar 17, 2016

Partner David Seiden is quoted in U.S. News & Report on planning for a spouse's absence more

Oct 29, 2015

Partner David Seiden is quoted in an article in Crain's New York Business regarding the New Accounting Firm more

Oct 22, 2015

State Taxes: What to Do When You Do Not Have the Means to Pay more

Oct 12, 2015

As Governor Chases GE, Some Wonder About Cost more

Apr 13, 2015

Partner David Seiden is quoted in a Crain’s New York Business article regarding the uptick in audit activity for companies that hire freelancers through digital platforms. more

Mar 02, 2015

Partner David Seiden chimes in on a reader’s credit card question on more

Feb 27, 2015

Sales Tax on Software: Virtually Impossible to Understand more

Dec 11, 2014

Changes in NYS Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax Requirements more

Nov 08, 2014

Unclaimed Property – The Check is in the Mail more

Oct 14, 2014

Partner David Seiden chimes in on how businesses are following through on incentive program promises in this Law360 article. more

Aug 11, 2014

States Welcome Taxpayers but Make It Hard For Them To Leave more

Aug 04, 2014

Partner David Seiden shares his input on why small and online-based companies are increasingly being targeted for audits in this Law360 article. more

Jun 09, 2014

Sales Tax Exposure and Today’s Medical Practice more

May 07, 2014

State Taxes Can Make Sense more

Apr 15, 2014

2014-2015 New York State Budget Enacted more

Feb 26, 2014

Major Taxpayer Victory in Statutory Residency Case more

Dec 06, 2013

Partner David Seiden Discusses the Proposed Internet Sales Tax more

Nov 22, 2013

Do State Tax Incentives Really Work? more

Oct 07, 2013

State Taxation of Trusts more

Aug 29, 2013

State Taxes: What To Do When You Do Not Have the Money more

Jul 26, 2013

Florida: Sunshine and Low Taxes (But Not for Everyone) more

Jun 26, 2013

It's Not Just the IRS: States Target Taxpayers, Too! more

Nov 14, 2011

Partners David Seiden and Jeff Slavet to Speak at MSNA 2011 Tax and Assurance Services Conference more


Nov 20, 2015

SALT Practice Leader David Seiden to Speak on Business Tax Reform at Keystone Conference on Business and Policy more

May 23, 2013

UJA-Federation's 23rd Annual Estate, Tax & Financial Planning Conference more