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John C. Genz, CPA, MST


John C. Genz is a tax partner with over 30 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.

Presentations and Publications
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.

Education & Licenses
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.

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Feb 24, 2017

New Filings in New York State and New York City for the Mandatory First Installment (MFI) more

Jun 02, 2016

New York's TV & Film Tax Credits Still Paying Out more

Jan 12, 2016

Partner John Genz is awarded the Distinguished Service Medallion by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants more

Apr 16, 2015

Partner John Genz is a guest on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock” program talking about the Tribeca Film Festival, film tax incentives, and the film industry’s strong economic impact on local communities. more

Dec 04, 2014

Partner John Genz has been selected by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals as one of the Top 10 in New York for 2014. more

Nov 01, 2013

John Genz Joins Citrin Cooperman as a Senior Tax Partner more


Oct 15, 2014

The State of Tax Incentives: Where They Are and How To Get Them more

Oct 10, 2014

Partner John Genz is speaking on a panel entitled “Tax Considerations for U.S. Inbound Investments: An Executive Briefing for non-U.S. based multinationals” more