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About Us


For over 22 years, Ferrigno Tax & Accounting Services has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and small business. Our expertise ranges from tax preparation services for individuals and businesses to estate, trust and gift tax preparation. We provide advice to our clients regarding the tax implications of their financial decisions.

As one of the leading firms in and throughout the local area, we have a reputation of combining our expertise and experienced staff to assure that every client receives the close attention they deserve. Our professional dedication and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieving future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. Ferrigno Tax & Accounting is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

We have been a staple of Washingtonville’s business community since 1990. Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Washingtonville. We believe this to be a direct result of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Ferrigno Tax & Accounting receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Suzanne Ferrigno, Enrolled Agent
Owner and Founder of Ferrigno Tax & Accounting Services (845)496-6600

As an Enrolled Agent, Suzanne is licensed to represent clients before all branches of the IRS.

Suzanne was originally a junior high school English teacher who left teaching to raise a family of seven children and then cared for her invalid mother until her death. Her husband Douglas was the founder of Ferrigno Financial so she became licensed as a registered representative and supervisor in the investment business. She also provided tax services primarily for investment clients.

As the need for tax and accounting services grew, Suzanne went back to college for an accounting degree and graduated with honors from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. At this time she also took the grueling two day exam from the IRS to become enrolled to practice before the IRS.

She is member of the following professional organizations: National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Association of Tax Professionals, National Society of Accountants.

Kerry Gallagher, RTRP and Tax Professional

Kerry is a Mount Saint Mary College graduate majoring in Accounting with a minor in marketing and is designated by the IRS as a Registered Tax Return Preparer.

She has worked at Ferrigno Tax & Accounting since high school and continued throughout college. By the time Kerry had graduated from college she had over six years of practical tax and accounting experience.

Her specialties include personal returns as well as rentals, small businesses and trusts. Kerry also provides payroll and bookkeeping services for small business clients. She has now been working at Ferrigno Tax and Accounting for over 16 years. Kerry is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

John Douglas Ferrigno, RTRP and Tax Professional

John, who is better known as J.D., is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Northwestern University. As a second career J.D. studied for Certificates in Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination.

He is designated by the IRS as a Registered Tax Return Preparer and has been with Ferrigno Tax & Accounting for over 5 years. J.D. specializes in individual returns, particularly the self-employed. He also enjoys working with our payroll and accounting clients once again specializing in small business.

J.D. serves as National treasurer of the African Love Bird Society and is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Dale Cafarchio, Tax Manager

Dale came to work for Ferrigno Financial in 1996. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont majoring in Business Administration. Her business experience includes 8 years with Toys R Us as a research sales analyst.

Ferrigno Financial and Ferrigno Tax & Accounting shared employees for a number of years. As the business grew it became obvious that employees needed to work full time in each business and Dale whose first love is tax was happy to work solely for Ferrigno Tax & Accounting.

Dale has been Tax Manager since 1998. She is a notary public and a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Thomas Henson, Tax Professional

Tom has been with Ferrigno Tax and Accounting Services for 12 years. He has over 30 years of tax return preparation experience. His experience includes Individual, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, “S” Corps, and “C Corps” tax returns.

Tom also provides accounting, financial statement and payroll services for his business clients. Tom is a degreed accountant, having received his B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Alvaro Lopez, Spanish Speaking Tax Professional

Alvaro is a Rutgers University graduate majoring in Public Health and Social Work. He has been working for Ferrigno Tax & Accounting part time during tax season for the past three years, and is available during the year as needed.

When Alvaro is not working at Ferrigno Tax and Accounting he embraces his Social Work degree working as a Case Manager for Orange County Public Services. Alvaro was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua and has been in the United States since he was seventeen years old.

He is available for anyone who is more comfortable conducting business or tax preparation services in Spanish.