The American Institute of CPAs has presented David Lifson, former president of the New York State Society of CPAs, with its Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award.

The award, given by the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was presented at the AICPA’s Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28 by Alan R. Einhorn, chairman of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee.

Lifson has dedicated his career to tax planning, management and business advisory services for small and medium-sized businesses and for high-net-worth individuals. Lifson was co-managing partner of Hays & Company LLP for nearly 30 years, until the firm joined Crowe Horwath LLP earlier this year. He has been a dedicated volunteer leader for the AICPA for almost 20 years.

Lifson is a former chairman of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee, a former member of the AICPA’s board of directors and is currently serving his third term as a member of the AICPA Council.  He served as chairman of the AICPA’s Individual Tax Committee, as well as four tax task forces that dealt with such issues as tax shelters and independent contractors and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Tax Adviser.  Lifson has served on numerous other AICPA Tax Division task forces and committees, and is a current member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Council.

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