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Dominic Razzano

5 May 2019

My experience with Chris was one of a kind. Chris is not only an expert of all things business, but an expert in people as well. Chris makes you feel right at home, like you are his only client. He is unmatched in his ability to network, it is truly an art he has mastered. In the age of technology where people far too often bring their business to a company with little to no face-to-face interaction, Chris reminds one that a solid personal relationship trumps all. I will most definitely recommend Chris Whalen, CPA to anyone inquiring about an accountant, as well as someone who needs advice on all things business/networking/branding/entrepreneurship. My experience was an absolute pleasure. More...

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Chelsea Giordano

26 April 2019

Chris Whalen is by far the best accountant I know. He has the ability to never be stressed, and will always take a phone call no matter what time of day it is. I have been interning here for the past few months, and it has been a great experience. I highly recommend using him as your accountant. More...

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Thomas Applegate

26 April 2019

Chris was very easy to work with. Very friendly, knowledgeable and caring. He works for your best interests. I definitely recommend Chris if you want a fighter in your corner.

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Theresa Pugliese

26 April 2019

Chris is the best! He is very personable and professional. He is quick to respond to you and was able to see me right away. Everything was done in a timely manner. He will go above and beyond for you. 100% recommend More...

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John Calafato

26 April 2019

As a Real Estate business owner, I needed someone who has a lot of expertise filing both personal and business taxes on behalf of his/her clients. Chris is that person. He did a amazing job answering all my questions and was knowledgeable when it came to the new tax laws and how I can use them to my benefit as a business owner. My tax return was filed quickly and because Chris made this a educational and easy experience I plan to use him in the future. I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a skilled tax professional. Thanks, Chris! More...

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Justin Palamara

26 April 2019

This is my first year working with Chris. I previously did my own taxes. Chris is fantastic all around. His expertise, his client service, his attention to detail. My only regret is that I didn't start working with him sooner. I can only imagine the amount of MY money I left in Uncle Sam's pocket over the years I did my own returns! More...

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Kerri Krilla

27 March 2019

Chris has been wonderful every step of the way. He is smart and thorough and made us feel comfortable asking all the questions we needed. He is even fun and relatable to talk to. My husband and I connected with Chris during tax season for our first year of marriage. We were unsure of how things would change for us and he guided us every step of the way. We are so pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a seamless process. Thank you for all your help and knowledge. More...

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Jessica Matthews

27 March 2019

I was recommended to Chris by my boyfriend. I had a question about my tax return which was prepared by another company that I wanted him to look over for me and he squeezed me in right away. Not only did he solve my problem and provide great service, but he saved me over $15,000! I feel very confident with him and would highly recommend him. More...

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Joe Dwyer

27 March 2019

It is a pleasure to meet someone who genuinely cares about people. Chris is a seasoned CPA with so much to offer. He will go beyond lengths to ensure you are happy with not only the service but the outcome. I couldn’t think of a better person to reach out to for business or tax advice. I urge everyone who has not met Chris to give him a call for a free consultation to see how he will add value for you or your business. More...

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Brenda Connolly

27 March 2019

I can’t believe that I am actually enjoying working on getting my taxes in order. I find Chris to be an inspiration. He has incredible organizational skills and is motivating me to get my act together. He is incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I am thrilled to be working with Chris, the best accountant in Monmouth County. More...

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Nicholas Zinner

9 July 2018

I've been working with Chris for only a few months after jumping from accountant to accountant trying to find someone who understands Real Estate and Business Accounting. I already see a business relationship that will last a long time for Chris and I. I sat down with Chris for about an hour and I learned more from that hour about my taxes, business structure, and how to prepare my real estate business for the future than I have working with other accountants for the last few years. Chris is also very organized and quick on responding back to your needs. Highly recommended! More...

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Sean Cervone

13 June 2018

I called Mr. Whalen for some quick tax-related advice. Being that I am not a client of his I did not expect much but hoped to read the reaction to my question to help steer me in the right direction. Not only did he answer the phone himself, immediately, he spent about 20-25 minutes giving me detailed advice, references for a down-to-earth lawyer, and advice towards other matters. Not once did he ask me to come in or pay anything. Wow! What a rarity. Can’t wait to be a paying client soon!! Very very impressed. More...

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Warren Pala

5 June 2018

We own our own small business. Chris understands an entrepreneur and how small businesses operate and need to operate. He is available for questions 24/7. His advice saved us huge$$$ when we decided to sell our business. His advice was applicable across state lines and across tax jurisdictions. Truly a full service, genuine tax accountant. Highly recommend him. More...

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Linda K.

31 May 2018

I was fortunate enough to attend a seminar that Chris put on last night on rental strategies.  He was extremely informative and very easy to listen to.  If anyone has questions about rental homes or real estate, I highly recommend seeing one of his seminars or contacting him.  He just makes things very sensible. More...

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VINCENT CALICCHIO

30 May 2018

For quite some time now my wife and I have been looking for an accountant that could help us move forward. Luckily for us we heard about Chris, through a friend, and things could not be going any better than they are right now financially. Chris is extremely knowledgeable in his field and one of the most easily accessible accountants we’ve ever encountered. He is always available and we love that about him. Thank you Chris! More...

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Ahmad B

9 May 2018

I had the pleasure of following up with Chris a few weeks after I saw him give a presentation at a real estate association meeting. He answered the call right away was very responsive. He is very appreciative and the enthusiasm for his work shows. Chris takes pride in providing quality service and information for his clients and I have to say, having met a few other accountants, my experience with him tops them all by far. Some of my questions were not directly accounting related but he still took the time to learn about the issue I had at hand and then pointed me in the right direction. For that I am grateful. Highly recommended and a pleasure to work with. More...

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John Raziano

24 April 2018

Chris has been doing my taxes for 14 years and I have never had a problem. Before that, I always had to pay more as my accountant missed something. His best assets are his professionalism and knowledge. He always returns calls asap and updates you on new tax changes in the law. He is very easy to deal with and always treated me fairly. More...

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Stephen Ditaranto

19 April 2018

Chris is awesome. My wife and I just moved to the area and needed to find a new accountant for our income taxes. Chris was very available and accommodating and met with us on a Sunday and on very short notice. He took his time reviewing our prior returns and was complete and thorough. He treated us as if we've been going to him for years. We would highly recommend Chris. More...

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Arlene Chismar

29 March 2018

We had our taxes done by Chris for the first time and we were very pleased. We found him to be extremely knowledgeable. I love the fact that we can call him anytime and he always answers his phone. Besides giving us some great advice he was also very patient. Having your taxes done can be a very stressful thing and it has been in the past for us. Now our minds are at ease thanks to Chris. We would not hesitate to recommend him. More...

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Karen Delre

21 March 2018

Chris helped us for the first time this year to file our taxes. We were a bit disorganized but he was thoughtful, patient, knowledgeable and thorough. Did not feel rushed during the process and kept us in the loop every step of the way. He made an usually painful process easy. He is extremely well versed and up to date in all the never ending tax law changes and is really a great source of information as well as an experienced, amazing CPA. I would strongly recommend my family, friends, and business owners to explore the opportunity of setting up a meeting with Chris to help you maximize and strategize all your tax needs. More...

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Ray Thompson

15 March 2018

What an amazing experience!
I had to close out an Estate Tax return for my deceased father and Chris had it done in a week! I also have an LLC which he did the return for and it was done in no time!
Everything was great and straight forward and very professional!
Definitely use Chris as your Accountant YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!

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steven mottola

13 March 2018

I was referred to Chris by a close friend of mine and was very happy that I did. I went to H&R Block and was very unhappy with there service. I gave Chris a call and he was beyond professional and very laid back over the phone he asked me to come in at no cost to meet with him. The process again painless, quick, and explained everything in great detail. His price is more than fair and after dealing with him I felt a bargain. Best part was I got double back then I would have with H&R block. I look forward to future business and can't thank him enough!! More...

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Anthony Mojica

13 March 2018

Chris has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. I found him online on google and called him to set an appointment. He quickly answered, was kind, helpful and always available. My finance and I met him at his office, gave him all of our paperwork and Chris took care of everything for us. He made us aware of tax breaks we didn't even know about. Working with Chris was a breeze. He did everything for us. He is very knowledgeable, very personable and was on top of everything we needed. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Chris. He is a great person, great father and even better accountant! More...

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Jeffrey Khani

9 March 2018

Honest, Knowledgable, Friendly, Patient, and Reliable are 5 descriptive words I would use to describe Chris. He’s someone I am very happy to recommend with the utmost confidence. He will do everything in his power to make you a happy customer. Very easy to work with and will make himself available to you and communicate along the way. Give him a shot, he’s 5 stars in my book and google seems to agree :) More...

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Antonio Pruscino

25 February 2018

Chris Whalen is someone who I would highly recommend! He truly cares about his clients and is very professional throughout the entire tax process. Whenever you need help, Chris is always there for you! Chris has tons of knowledge in the field of Accounting and will do whatever it takes to make you satisfied at the end of the day! More...

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Sue C

31 January 2018

Called Chris for some help needed. He answered the phone no need to be kept waiting on the line. Immediately personable and ready to listen. My unique questions were answered in a matter of fact professional manner. He pointed me to the right information that I needed. Definitely would advise anyone in need of help not to waste their time looking for anyone else. Here is a prime example of professionalism, responsible and smart person who really cares to help you. More...

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Mark S

25 January 2018

Chris is a great guy and true professional who knows his business inside and out. When working with Chris you have the peace of mind that things are being done right the first time. I plan on working with Chris again in the future and highly recommend his services. More...

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John Kaptain

19 January 2018

I contacted Chris Whalen to ask some basic questions regarding the Trump tax bill and how it would affect my personal circumstances. I was rewarded with a quick and knowledgeable response. His expertise was offered with no strings attached as I was not yet a client. Considering his timely and enthusiastic response , I would not hesitate to either use or recommend his services. John K More...

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Alex Tallman

7 January 2018

Chris is really a stand up, hard working guy that I've enjoyed working with over the past ~year. Chris has been more than accommodating to my business partners and I while we try to set up our 501(c)3 organization. He is incredibly patient, prompt, and never too busy to give you an answer on any questions that you might have. Routinely I will email him over the weekend for last-minute inquiries and he will get back to within the hour.

From the beginning Chris was very clear about the process, requirements, and cost for our entire project together. I highly recommend Chris Whalen, CPA, and fully intend to use his services for all my accounting needs in the future.
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Kevin McManus

6 January 2018

I found Chris online so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. What I have experienced since working with Chris is an incredibly responsive, efficient, and caring professional who goes way above and beyond to get work done on a timely basis for his clients. I could not be more happy with the work that he's done for us so far, and I would strongly recommend Chris to anyone who may be unsure about their current CPA/tax preparer. More...

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Vinny Nap

16 November 2017

I must say that dealing with Chris and his company is a blessing. Being in the business that I am in, I do not have to question his work or his advice. Chris is always on the ball and always responds to me and my clients quickly. So if you need a CPA that goes above and beyond then the average CPA, then Chris is your guy. He truly cares about his clients needs. Thank you Chris you are the best! More...

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Tara Lewis

12 November 2017

Chris prepared my taxes for 2016 - it was my first time working with him and I was 100% pleased. I appreciated his desire to educate me in regards to my tax prep - what I am entitled to and what I can do in 2017 to maximize my return. He was patient and very responsive when I called or emailed my questions and concerns. I was comfortable asking him questions and have faith in his knowledge, which I find very important when submitting taxes. I look forward to working with him again. More...

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Alex Nazath

4 November 2017

I've been going to Mr Whalen for the past couple of years and I wish I went to him sooner. Very nice guy always has a smile on. Very professional and he makes tax season hassle free. I recommend everyone to him and I can't imagine using anyone else. Very knowledgeable and informative. More...

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Dominick DiTullio

2 November 2017

I was almost late filing my taxes for last year so a friend of mine recommended Mr. Whalen to me, not only did he get them done on time but got me a few dollars more than I usually do, I am usually a do-it-yourself kind of guy, but I was really happy with Chris and the job he did. I am gonna call him for my taxes for this upcoming return season and not wait last minute like usual, maybe my return will be larger with more time to work with, I would give him a shot!!!!!!!!!! Happy and Impressed wish I could give him more than 5 stars for sure!!!!!!!! More...

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Joseph Trucano

1 November 2017

Chris is a terrific accountant and consultant & I enjoy working with him. He is a tremendous source of reliable and QUICK information for my own investment planning practice/clients. Whenever I need an answer and need it fast, Chris is my first call. I can count on him to do the job and do it very well. A consummate professional, I cannot recommend him enough! More...

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LuxQue

8 October 2017

Very informative and honest professionals. They truly care about each client and do their best to represent the outcome desired. Highly recommended.

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Maggie Potter

23 September 2017

Chris made the whole tax process as easy as possible and stress free.
He was a consummate professional in helping us with our taxes for many years. He responds quickly to my calls and emails. We are now enlisting his services again for finance issues. We had our first meeting to discuss the finance issues, and he was clear and articulate with what information and documents he needs to proceed. I am looking forward to a better night's sleep when we are done with the finance issues. I cannot thank Chris Whalen enough. He is a very nice guy too. More...

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leonid barkhatny

21 September 2017

As a Commercial Banker, I come into contact with many CPAs in my work. Chris Whalen, CPA is at the top of my list when I have a tax or business question for any of my clients. His expertise, response time, and genuine care are hard to match. If you own your own business, and are not fully happy with your CPA, contact Chris for a free consultation. I know you will be glad that you did. More...

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Adam Elsayed

10 September 2017

I came to Chris with many tax related issues: Prior years not filed and a family estate tax issue. Finding a CPA was well worth it. I highly recommend Chris Whalen, CPA! If you have an urgent tax matter as I did, or you are not sure you are getting the right tax advice, give Chris a call now. More...

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Justin Petruzziello

28 August 2017

Chris is extremely knowledgeable and truly cars about his clients. I would highly recommend his services.

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Matthew Melton

11 August 2017

I had a complicated tax situation and Chris Whalen made short work of it. Fast, professional, and he just so happens to be a really cool guy! The best part is the confidence and peace of mind that comes from having someone in your corner who knows what they are doing! A+ Tax Service. More...

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Kimberly Binder

10 August 2017

Unlike Christmas, tax season is NOT my favorite time of year. So this year I decided it was time to consult with a professional.
A quick web search led me to Chris Whalen, CPA. After reading about his firm and what some clients had said about him, I gave him a call. He immediately got back to me, we met within a few days, and shortly after had my entire tax situation up-to-date, reviewed, and accurately filed.
If you have never worked with a CPA, or are not 100% satisfied with your CPA, give Chris a call! You'll be glad you did. Ho! Ho! Ho!
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uncle stu

31 July 2017

Chris Whalen exceeded my expectation. Within the first 20 seconds of our conversation I knew that I was going to hire him! Not only was Chris very easy to talk to but he was a very good listener and he asked all of the right questions. Chris is extremely skilled and knowledgeable and defused any anxiety that I might have had with regard to my situation. I will be referring my mother in-law to him as he has the perfect demeanor for young and old alike. More...

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Kathleen Odenthal

27 July 2017

Excellent and reliable CPA who has your best interest at heart. I highly recommend him for your accounting needs.

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Param Doshi

31 May 2017

Chris is approachable, available and amiable. He is detail oriented and knows his stuff. His services sets him apart from others. I highly recommend him!

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Jeannette Sieh

8 May 2017

I am so impressed by the thoroughness of Chris Whalen, I for years was using a different accountant to do my taxes up until last year when something inside of me said something didn't seem to be adding up with regards to owing money, deductions, etc so I upon recommendation from someone at my office I heard about Chris. I cannot be more impressed. Not only did we not have to pay taxes this year, there was an error on my last years forms. Also if you are buying a home and need advice, want questions answered about retirement investments. He gives you up front and honest answers and makes it easy to understand More...

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Nadine Zahr

28 March 2017

It was through a google search that I found Chris, and after working with him this year, his 5 star reviews make perfect sense. First, his response time to my inquiry was same day, and he was professional, personable, and well-informed about my specific tax needs. Plain and simple, he made a potentially stressful endeavor for me very quick and easy. I look forward to working with him again in the future. More...

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Debra Evans

13 March 2017

Chris did some forensic accounting for me for an alimony reduction with my ex. He was efficient, thorough, and worked on a very timely basis. He was always available to answer any of my questions, or that of my attorney. Chris is not only an excellent CPA but he is compassionate, and very understanding whenever I became anxious or uncertain of the outcome of the liitgation he always made himself available to reassure me and put me at ease. Chris is a very knowledgeable professional. I highly recommend him for any of your tax or accounting needs. More...

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