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Thank you for the opportunity to prepare your 2019 tax return(s).  I am committed to providing you the highest quality of services.  This engagement letter expresses the terms and conditions under which we will provide you with tax services and sets forth responsibilities for each of us. Please click the links below  to download engagement letter, and helpful documents.




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Marc Standig

EA at Marc S. Standig, EA

I have known John for over ten years as a professional colleague. While John worked at the State, I had been active with the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals as one of the Government Relations Committee. John helped provide education services to the New Jersey Chapter and made himself available to our membership in an effort to help solve problems for the citizens of New Jersey. John served the State as a conscientious, knowledgeable and dedicated professional. He will be great in private practice.

December 26, 2015, Marc worked with John at State of New Jersey

Before entering private practice, John Kelly was the New Jersey Chief of Legislative Analysis and Disclosure in the Division of Taxation. Having been present at the birth of New Jersey tax laws for decades John is an expert without peer on New Jersey taxes. His is familiar with the tax laws, their histories, justifications, operations, and administrative processes. As the Assistant Treasurer for Tax Policy and Revenue Analysis, I relied on John so much, that I had his telephone number assigned to my top left speed dial button. He is a great colleague and friend and I recommend him without reservation.

December 24, 2015, Roger managed John indirectly at State of New Jersey

Roger Cohen

New Jersey Assistant Treasurer for Tax Policy and Revenue Analysis









John D Kelly, CPA LLC


December 2015 – Present (3 years)

This is my new tax preparation business. I will be preparing State and Federal taxes by appointment. I will be located at  840 Norway Ave., Hamilton NJ 08629


Legislative Liaison


State of New Jersey


October 2006 – December 2015 (9 years 3 months)

Complete bill comments for the State Treasurer on the administrative impact of tax-related legislation.


Taxpayer Services Representative




November 1999 – August 2005 (5 years 10 months)

Provide volunteer training and support to the Division’s effort in serving the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Participated in visits to numerous volunteer tax preparation sites throughout the State in an effort broaden the depth of support from the Division.

Develop annually the written materials submitted on behalf of the Division of Taxation for the annual seminar series sponsored jointly by the IRS and the NJAFTP and the Division of Taxation.

Participate in the conduct of Small Business Workshops. Division representative at seminars for the NJ Association of Public Accountants, NJ Association of Tax Preparers and various civic and community groups.


Taxpayer Services Representative




July 1998 – November 1999 (1 year 5 months)

Provided volunteer training and support to the Division’s effort in serving the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.

Helped to develop training materials and conducted training for over 100 Tax Hotline Agents and other Division Personnel.

Participated in the conduct of Small Business Workshops and NJ Association of Public Accountants seminars disseminating NJ tax information.

1/1/97–6/30/98 NJ Division of Taxation Trenton, NJ


Taxpayer Services Representative 3

Provided volunteer Training and support to the Division’s effort in serving the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs

Developed materials for and conducted Introduction to the Internet training for over 50 Division personnel.

Acted as Branch liaison in the Division-wide rollout and setup of Windows 95-based, Pentium desktop computers.




CWA Local


August 1982 – November 1996 (14 years 4 months)

Served five consecutive terms in various elected capacities with Local 1033.

Represented hundreds of State Workers in grievances, disciplinary actions and appeared as a Non-Lawyer Representative at the Office of Administrative Law.

As president, was responsible for hiring and supervision of staff, oversight of a $1.4 million budget and the general conduct of business at the Local 1033 office.

John Kelly CPA

 840 Norway Ave.,

Hamilton NJ 08629


(609) 802 -3057