Rockstar CPA Donates More Than $3,000 in Tax Prep Fees to Fight Autism
CHICAGO, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockstar CPA, the nation's premier creative and entertainment industry accounting firm, raised more than $3,000 for Autism Speaks from its recent federal income tax filing marathon.
"We helped more than two dozen people with taxes and I know our donation to Autism Speaks will help even more people who live with the effects of autism," said Rockstar CPA founder Martin Kamenski. "The event was such a success, I'm looking to double what we raise from next year's marathon."
One in 88 children is diagnosed with autism, more than the combined total of children affected by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Down syndrome, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"On behalf of our families, we are grateful to Rockstar CPA for its generous donation, which helps to fund our mission and better the lives of those affected with the Autism Spectrum Disorder," said Dana Morris, spokeswoman for the Autism Speaks chapter in Chicago.
Kamenski and his Rockstar CPA colleagues opened their doors for 12 hours each day on April 14 and 15 to prepare and file tax returns or help people file for extensions before the April 17 deadline. The company donated all its fees -- $3,122.50 – from the two days of work.
"It's great when Rockstar CPA can help people on so many levels," Kamenski said. "We helped a deserving charity and found some overlooked deductions for two people who thought they owed substantial taxes."
About: Rockstar CPA is America's premier CPA firm for the creative and entertainment industries. The firm is led by Martin Kamenski, a certified public accountant who also is an actor. The Chicago-based firm specializes in preparing tax returns for hundreds of actors, entertainers, musicians and writers.
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