Firm News January 2024

Filing Deadline for W-2s, Form 1099-MISC and Form 1099-NEC

Please be aware that the filing deadline for all Federal W-2s is January 31, 2024. Please make an effort to distribute these forms to employees before the end of January, so there is time for any potential errors to be corrected before filing these forms with the Social Security Administration. The January 31st deadline also applies to providing recipients with their Forms 1099-MISC and Forms 1099-NEC. Forms 1099-NEC are required to be filed with the IRS by January 31st, and Forms 1099-MISC are required to be filed with the IRS by February 28th if filing by mail and March 31st if filing electronically.

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Firm Promotions!

We are delighted to announce the following promotions effective January 1, 2024 – please join us in congratulating our team!

  • Wyatt Higgins promoted to Audit Senior Manager
  • Di Chen promoted to Tax Manager 1
  • Joel Goynes promoted to Tax Manager 1
  • Connor Housey promoted to Audit Senior
  • Dominic Governale promoted to Audit Senior
  • Drake Dittmann promoted to Tax Senior
  • Matt Spieler promoted to Tax Senior

Join Our Team!

We are always interested in meeting highly qualified and motivated individuals to join our team. We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package and a good work life balance environment.

If you're interested in exploring employment opportunities with our firm, please email your CV/resume to

Featured Insights

IRS announces 2024 standard mileage rates

The IRS has announced the 2024 Standard Mileage Rates. Understand how these rates will affect your deductions for business, medical, moving, or charitable driving expenses. Explore this article to stay informed and plan ahead for your 2024 tax returns.

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Early retirement withdrawals: avoiding the 10% penalty

Uncover potential circumstances under which you can tap into your retirement savings early without facing hefty penalties. From qualifying plan specifics to the latest updates in IRA rules, this article is your go-to resource for penalty-free withdrawal strategies.

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IRS Opens ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program

If you’re a business owner who mistakenly claimed the Employee Retention Credit, find out how the new IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program can help you rectify the situation. Discover the eligibility criteria, benefits, and application process in our informative video.

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Kushner LaGraize, LLC, is a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Metairie, Louisiana, serving clients principally in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. Our primary mission is to provide business solutions to our clients through personalized and prompt service, and to provide challenging and rewarding career opportunities for our employees.

The firm began serving clients in December 1985 when Messrs. S. David Kushner and Wilson A. LaGraize, Jr. formed a partnership to provide professional accounting services. The firm has since grown to a staff in excess of 55 professionals and support personnel due to our reputation for providing outstanding quality service. New Orleans City Business has continuously recognized our firm as one of the top ten accounting firms in Metropolitan New Orleans.

For more information on how the Kushner LaGraize, LLC can assist you, please call us at (504) 838-9991.