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Nicholas L. Shires, CPA, is the partner in charge of tax services at Dannible & McKee.  Nick has over 20 years of experience providing tax and consulting services to a wide range of clients, including individuals and privately held companies. He joined the firm in 2004 and has been a partner since 2015. He focuses on the retail automotive, construction and professional service industries, and provides strategic tax planning relating to taxation issues influencing these industries.  Nick specializes in all areas of corporate and individual income tax compliance, including multi-state taxation issues.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State (CPA)

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

  • Community Involvement

    CNY Arts – Treasurer
    Music for the Mission – Board of Directors
    Syracuse Chargers Rugby, Inc. and Syracuse Silverbacks Youth Rugby Club – Former Treasurer
    Hopeprint – Former Board of Directors and Treasurer


  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Syracuse University (2004)

  • Publications

    President Biden’s Proposed Budget Highlights His Tax Agenda,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax Bulletin, April 2024

    Under the Hood: Ten Things You Can Do (Now!) To Get Your Financial House in Order Before a Transaction or Transition- Dannible & McKee/ Key Bank Panel Discussion, Co-presenter, March 2024

    House of Representatives Passes $78 Billion Tax Package,” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax Bulletin, February 2024

    Federal Tax Update for Business & Individuals – Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2023

    Deducting Business Travel Expenses,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Industry Advisor, Construction Edition, June 2023

    You Filed Your 2022 Tax Returns, Now Let’s Look Ahead,” CNY Business Journal, May 2023, Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax & Business Alert Newsletter, June 2023

    Major Retirement Plan Changes in the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, Syracuse Builders Exchange Magazine , Builders Exchange of the Southern Tier Magazine, March 2023

    Financial Reporting and Tax Update: ABC Professional Services Committee– ABC Empire State Chapter Webinar, Co-presenter, February 2023

    Sales Tax for Contractors – Syracuse Builders Exchange Seminar, Co-presenter, April 2023, August 2022

    Dealing With the Employee Shortage Within the Construction Industry,” Construction Edition, Co-author, May 2022

    “Putting the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to Work for You,” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, March 2022

    Tax Planning for Contractors for 2021 & Beyond- Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Construction Conference, Co-presenter, November 2022

    “What’s in the Build Back Better Act the House Just Passed?,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax Bulletin, November 2021

    The Build Back Better Act – Tax Benefits You Need To Know,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Tax & Business Alert Newsletter, November 2021

    Federal Tax Update for Individuals & New York State Tax Update- Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Co-presenter, November 2021

    Pandemic Driven Accounting Issues – CICPAC Member Webinar, Co-presenter, April 2021

    “The Employee Retention Credit: Take Advantage of This Refund Opportunity,” Syracuse Builders Exchange Construction Contractor Magazine, Co-presenter, March 2021

    Understanding the Employee Retention Credit & the American Rescue Plan Act – Capital Region Chamber Member Webinar, Co-presenter, March 2021, Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Member Webinar, March 2021

    Understanding Eligibility Changes to the Employee Retention Credit – CenterState CEO Member Webinar, February 2021

    “New Law Extends and Enhances the Employee Retention Tax Credit Opportunities,” CNY Business Journal, Ask the Expert Series, February 2021

    Breakdown of the Tax Law Changes: What Construction Companies Need to Know – AGC NYS Annual Construction Industry Conference, December 2020

    Federal Income Tax Update for Individuals – Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2020

    Recent Changes to Depreciation of Qualified Improvement Property,” Syracuse Builders Exchange Construction Contractor Magazine, Co-author, Fall 2020

    CARES Act for Contractors – A Simple 4 Step Action Plan” – Construction Contractor Magazine, 2020 Special Edition

    New York State Tax Update – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Co-presenter, November 2019, 2018, 2016

    Year-End Tax Planning for Contractors” – CNY Business Journal Ask the Expert, November 4, 2019

    “Financing Green Building Projects with Tax Incentives” – Construction Contractor Magazine, 2019 Special Edition

    “Tax Planning for Small Contractors Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”Dannible &McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center, July 2018

    “The Impact of Tax Reform on Equipment Purchasing for Manufacturers”Dannible &McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center, May 2018

    Impact of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Tax-Exempt Organizations – Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Nonprofit Conference, Co-presenter, February 2018

    Understanding Tax Forms from a Credit Analyst’s Perspective – Risk Management Association, Empire Chapter, June 2016

    Dollars and Sense: An Accounting and Legal View of Small Business – Onondaga Small Business Development Center, Onondaga Community College, November 2015

    Accounting and Tax Considerations for Start-Up Businesses – The Tech Garden, April 2015