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David J. Gravel, CPA

Tax Manager

Dave provides AAFCPAs’ clients with comprehensive tax expertise, specializing in federal, state, and multi-state tax planning and compliance solutions.  He provides proactive tax planning and compliance for sophisticated privately-held and closely-held C Corporations, S Corporations, and Partnerships, and integrates business tax strategies with owners’ and/or executives’ personal tax situations.  He advises clients in diverse industries, including: physicians & private healthcare practices, manufacturing & distribution, commercial waste management, and construction. Dave advises AAFCPAs’ cannabis industry clients on optimal entity structure, maximizing deductions in accordance with IRC Section 280E, and multi-year tax planning to ensure preferred tax results, with a focus on preserving cash and maximizing lender/investor value.

Dave specializes in partnership compliance, including analysis of partner allocations, taxability of distributions and deductibility of pass-through losses, and foreign partner compliance requirements.  He provides clients with year-end and multi-year tax planning, including: monitoring and forecasting of income and operations in order to avoid year-end surprises, accounting for Income Taxes (ASC 740), minimizing the impact of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), planning for estimated tax payments, analysis of partnership agreements, nexus analysis and state apportionment for income/franchise tax and sales & use taxes, as well as like-kind exchange and foreign withholding considerations.

Dave is an elected member of the international Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, and an active alumna of Bryant University.  He is also an in-house career coach and trainer on diverse tax topics.  He has been serving AAFCPAs’ clients since 2012.

Education

  • Bryant University – Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Bryant University – Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration – Accounting, Summa Cum Laude

Professional and Civic Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Beta Gamma Sigma