John C. Genz is a tax partner with over 25 years of experience in the areas of corporate tax, state and local taxation, and credits and incentives. He advises a wide array of clients, including the Fortune 500; closely held businesses in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, and technology, among others; and film and television production companies. Additionally, he is the practice leader of the firm’s Film Production Tax Incentives group.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, John was a partner at a national accounting firm. He also served at a Big Four firm.
For his corporate clients, John provides a broad range of tax and consulting services in the areas of tax compliance, tax provisions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also develops tax deferral and planning strategies that integrate the goals of a business with the individual financial needs of its owners. For both strategic and financial investors, John provides due diligence for acquisitions. He also works closely with businesses to help them structure their exit strategies.
With deep expertise in state and local taxation, John helps clients navigate the complex regulations among the 50 states. Advising on income tax, sales and use tax, and tax controversy, he helps clients minimize tax exposure and penalties. John is one of the nation’s foremost specialists in state incentive programs, bringing value to clients seeking to relocate a business from one state to another or expand into new states.
As an expert in the area of film production incentives, John has consulted for over 100 film and television productions in over 20 state jurisdictions. He advised several states in developing their film incentive guidelines and assisted them with writing the CPA Procedures on the topic. In addition, John founded the film production incentives practice at his prior accounting firm.
John frequently speaks and writes on current tax issues impacting businesses. His recent speaking engagements include presentations for the Produced By Conference sponsored by the Producers Guild of America (PGA), Bloomberg BNA, the National Business Institute (NBI), state CPA societies, and Lorman Education Services.
John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He served as Chair of the State Tax Interest Group for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). In addition, John served on the Tax Advisory Council for the New Jersey Division of Taxation and is a former member of the Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board. John was recently named as one of the 2014 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in New York by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.
John earned his B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and obtained his M.S.T. from Seton Hall University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Louisiana.