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Welcome to Maniscalco & Picone, CPAs, P.C.

Our firm is dedicated to individual attention.

Located in Staten Island, New York, our firm serves clients throughout the United States. 

Our practice is principally composed of privately held businesses, individuals and trusts. Peter offers tax & financial planning*.

Special attention is placed on our client’s financial needs. Our staff communicates with our client base at appropriate times, to insure compliance issues are met in a timely manner. Meetings are held to discuss and implement procedures for our clients to address their goals.

We encourage you to explore this site and learn more about the services we provide. Should you have any questions or would like more information on our firm, please feel free to email Peter at peter@mpcpafirm.com or call us at (718) 668-2901.

*Peter A. Maniscalco offers these services through his affiliation with H.D. Vest Investment ServiceSM and H.D. Vest Advisory ServicesSM

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There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

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Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

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Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

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When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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