Proud History

Proud History

Shechter & Associates, LLP has been serving South Florida since 2017 but we have been serving our clients for over three generations. Philip J. Shechter graduated from University of Florida in 1982 and began working for his father at his firm Shechter & Breslow, eventually becoming Shechter & Shechter. Philip then carried on his father’s legacy as a partner at Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter and Sheer. A generation later Philip’s daughter, Jennifer, graduated from Florida State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance and a master’s in accounting from the University of South Carolina. Jennifer originally took a different path and began working at Grant Thornton out of their Columbia, South Carolina office. When it was time to come home, she knew it was time to join the family business. Though the firms name has changed over the years, as Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter and Sheer was purchased by Cherry Bekeart in December 2010, Shechter’s have been serving the tax and accounting needs of our community for over five decades. Our hard work and family style atmosphere has been passed down from generation to generation. Along with our other professionals here at Shechter & Associates LLP we want every one of our clients to feel like a part of our family. We look forward to more generations of our family servicing you and other clients for many more years to come

2020 Important Tax Season Updates

2020 Tax Season 

Thank you for choosing Shechter & Associates LLP to assist you with your tax and accounting needs. We hope to make this tax season a seamless and relaxed process for you. The IRS just released that tax season will officially start on February 12, 2021 and we will begin Saturday appointments on February 20, 2021. We wanted to share some information and helpful links to assist you during this tax season. 

** Please Note our new address

4531 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

Suite 200

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Client Portal 

Shechter & Associates LLP now offers a client portal “Canopy Tax”. Our client portal offers an easy way to upload large documents securely and access your current and prior year tax returns. You can even upload documents with Canopy’s mobile app. Canopy’s mobile app is compatible with both iOS and Android. You can find it on both Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

If you would like to access our client portal, please let us know and we will send you an invite or you can access the website here: https://app.canopytax.com

Tax Season Saturday Appointments with Philip

If you are interested in booking a Saturday appointment with Philip please see below. You can click on the link below to schedule the time that works for you. If you are interested in a time Monday through Friday, please reach out to us and we will coordinate. If you need to reach us, try our email or you can contact us at 305-631-2288.

https://calendly.com/shechterassociates/2020tax

Safesend

We are using a program called SafeSend Returns to electronically deliver tax returns. 

The email will contain a link that is safe to click.  You will need to provide the last 4 digits of your SSN and enter an Access Code that will be emailed to you in a separate email.  Upon successful verification, you will be able to:

  • Download, review and/or print tax returns
  • See if you owe taxes, are receiving any refunds and see your estimated tax payments if applicable.
  • Electronically sign your personal e-file authorization forms.  For personal returns, the IRS requires identity verification so please do not be alarmed by the personal questions as these are pulled from public databases. 

Tax Organizers

If you would like us to send you a tax organizer, please send requests to Janice Garcia at jgarcia@shechterassoicates.com

Invoices

Billergenie is our payment gateway. With a robust virtual terminal, hosted payment forms, and the ability to securely store payment methods on file, Biller Genie makes it easy to pay your invoice securely. Simply click on the link below to pay by credit card. Make sure to have the invoice number handy. If you are interested in signing up for the client portal please reach out to us and we will send you an invitation. 

https://customer.billergenie.com/NzI2