John Fontanella CPA, CCIFP - Principal

Background & Expertise


John is a tax principal in our Syracuse office. He joined the firm on January 1, 2015 when Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP merged into The Bonadio Group. John has more than 30 years of experience offering technical advisory services in taxation and financial negotiations. His experience includes federal, multi-state and international income taxes, specializing in tax planning for contractors (cost segregation studies, the Rehabilitation credit), manufacturers (exporting and the R&D credit), and car/truck dealerships (LIFO, leases). 

In addition, John is an expert in sales tax – advising engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and dealerships, including public and international companies. His expertise not only includes a highly diverse range of tax planning and consulting services, but he also specializes in the Affordable Care Act, guiding employers on their responsibilities under this complex legislation.

John is a graduate of Le Moyne College. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Contractors Financial Managers Association, Associated Building Contractors, and Manufacturers Association of Central New York.