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Donald Zidik CPA*

Director - Tax & Business
Three Men Standing
 
117 Kendrick Street
Suite 800
Needham, MA 02494

617.559.4421
donald.zidik@marcumllp.com
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*Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Don Zidik is a Director in the Firm's Needham, Massachusetts office. Don has over 20 years of experience with providing tax services to high net worth individuals, estates and trusts and closely held businesses, and many of the firm's non-for-profit clients, including schools, foundations and historical societies.

Don serves on various tax committees with the AICPA and the Massachusetts Society of CPA's. In addition, Don is an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • AICPA Individual and Self-Employed Tax Technical Resource Panel
  • MSCPA Federal Taxation, Academic and Career Development
  • Real Estate Finance Association (Greater Boston Real Estate Board)
  • Personal Financial Specialist, AICPA
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Quoted in U.S. News and World Report Article, "Tax Prep: Demystifying the Home Office Deduction"
  • Boston Estate Planning Council - Moderator for Member Round Table Breakfast
  • Recent Developments in Individual Taxation, The Tax Adviser, March 2015
  • Panelist- 2014 New England Institute on Taxation
  • Individual & Self-Employed Tax Update: Top 10 Issues to Discuss with Your Client, 2014
  • Taxing Fantasy Sports, AICPA Tax Insider, 2014
  • Considerations for Filing Composite Tax Returns, The Tax Adviser, 2014
  • Individual Taxation: Digest of Recent Developments: Part I, The Tax Adviser, 2014
  • Individual Taxation: Digest of Recent Developments: Part II, The Tax Adviser, 2014
  • New Directions in Individual Taxation, The Tax Adviser, 2014
  • Don't Make These Tax Mistakes, Wall Street Journal, 2014
  • 2013 Tax Planning With the New Tax Law – Avoiding Unintended Consequences, 2013
  • Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual, 2013
  • Year-end Tax Planning, Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, 2013
  • Cost Basis Reporting, IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, 2013
  • Developments in Individual Taxation, The Tax Adviser, 2013
  • Individual Tax Report, The Tax Adviser, 2013
  • The New Capital-Gains Maze, Wall Street Journal, 2013
  • A New Home-Office Write-Off, Wall Street Journal, 2013
  • Quoted in the USA Today and The Christian Science Monitor
Practice Focus

Real Estate
Closely Held Businesses
Not-for-Profit
Private Foundations

Education

Master of Science in Taxation
Bentley University

Bachelor of Arts
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Related Insights & News


Tax Director Don Zidik co-authored an Individual Tax Update for the AICPA's newsletter, The Tax Advisor.

 

The PATH Act of 2015 imposes new requirements for claiming the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and American opportunity tax credit.


Tax Director Donald Zidik explained the potential tax ramifications of T-Mobile’s new customer stock plan, with the Washington Post.

 

T-Mobile wants its customers to have a stake in the company’s future - literally. So it’s offering existing subscribers a free share of its stock ....


Key Trust Elections that Need to Be Considered by Early March

 

Many of our clients serve as trustees or executors and should be aware of certain elections that may be available to them. This is especially ....


Tax Director Don Zidik pointed out to the Washington Post some of the ways that procrastinators can still benefit from professional tax help before April 15.

 

If you haven’t hired a tax pro by now, you may be out of luck. This year, tax returns and taxes are due April 18, ....


Tax Director Donald Zidik spoke with the Wall Street Journal about March Madness and the taxation of gambling winnings and losses.

 

As March Madness gets under way, millions of people are grappling with critical questions: Can you trust Oregon? Which no. 5 seed will go down ....


Tax Director Donald Zidik co-authored an article about recent developments in individual taxation for The Tax Advisor.

 

This article covers recent developments in the area of individual taxation, including cancellation-of-debt (COD) income; a hobby loss case where the taxpayer prevailed with the ....


The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Tax & Business Services Director Donald Zidik, citing a technical paper he co-authored, in an article about taxation of fantasy sports winnings.

 

As football season winds down and tax season gears up, it's a good time for fantasy sports enthusiasts to think about how they should report ....


Article Co-Authored by Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Director, "Directions in Individual Taxation," Featured in The Tax Advisor

 

This article covers recent developments in the area of individual taxation, including the treatment of support payments and IRA and qualified plan distributions, the Sec. ....


Article Co-Authored by Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Director, "Recent Developments in Individual Taxation" Featured in The Tax Adviser

 

This article covers recent developments affecting taxation of individuals, including regulations, cases, and IRS guidance. The items are arranged in Code section order.


Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Director, Featured in U.S. News & World Report Article, "Tax Prep: Demystifying the Home Office Deduction."

 

It's the sexiest and scariest of deductions, and it's often shrouded in mystery. It's the home office deduction, and rumors abound about who qualifies, how ....


Article Co-Authored by Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Director, "New Directions in Individual Taxation" Featured in The Tax Adviser

 

This article covers recent developments affecting taxation of individuals, including regulations, cases, and IRS guidance.


Article Co-Authored by Donald Zidik, Tax Business Senior Manager, "Taxing Fantasy Sports," Featured in AICPA's The Tax Insider

 

As the internet has grown enormously in the past decade, so has participation in online fantasy sports leagues. Last year, approximately 33 million people in ....


Article Co-Authored by Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Senior Manager, "Considerations for Filing Composite Tax Returns," Featured in AICPA's The Tax Advisor

 

Many states allow a passthrough entity to file a composite return on behalf of its nonresident individual owners in lieu of each owner filing his ....


Article Co-Authored by Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Senior Manager, "Individual Taxation: Digest of Recent Developments: Part I," Featured in AICPA's The Tax Advisor

 

This article is Part I of a two-part article covering recent developments affecting taxation of individuals, including regulations, cases, and IRS guidance.


Donald Zidik, Senior Manager, Tax & Business Services, Featured in The Wall Street Journal Article, "Don't Make These Tax Mistakes."

 

How should you feel about this year's taxes? It's complicated The Internal Revenue Service opened its filing season Friday, and by midnight ....

 
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