The New York State Society of CPAs has named William Donaldson and Sidney Kess to its Hall of Fame.

Donaldson, who died in 1967, was the society’s president from 1945 to 1946. He joined the society in 1922, chaired 11 NYSSCPA committees and was the deputy comptroller of New York City. A partner in the firm Crafts, Carr and Donaldson, he was also a member of the American Institute of CPAs Council.
Kess is a well-known authority in the fields of tax and financial planning, and has been a member of the NYSSCPA for 50 years.

Over the past 42 years, Kess has conducted workshops on individual tax preparation for more than 720,000 practitioners in 47 states. He has also authored or co-authored hundreds of books and video courses on taxes and estate planning.

Kess received the AICPA’s Special Recognition Award in 2003 for his contributions to its continuing education programs and also received the Hall of Fame Award from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He has been named one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential CPAs in the U.S. for several years.

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