About Us

About Us

At CSG Strategic Tax Consultants, we provide clients with specialized tax strategies that reduce tax liability and help increase cash flow. Founded in 1999, as a national provider of services geared towards assisting business owners with Research & Development Tax Credits, Cost Segregation Studies, 179D Energy Tax Deductions, 45L Energy Tax Credits, Fixed Asset Depreciation Review and additional tax strategies, CSG has steadily grown to take the worry out of navigating America’s tax laws for the businesses we represent. In fact, we literally wrote the book on cost segregation for Commerce Clearing House, the world’s largest provider of tax content, called the ‘Practical Guide to Cost Segregation.’

We know that keeping-up with industry standards and ever-changing tax accounting practices can be a full-time job. That’s why our clients trust and rely on us to adeptly handle their tax-accounting needs. We’ll save you money while you take care of your day-to-day operations and your own clients.

CSG not only employs engineers, but we have over 80 CPAs and tax professionals with an average of 20+ years in the public practice; so we’ll always have a breadth of expertise at our fingertips, every day. We are dedicated to providing valuable solutions to our clients in a professional and timely matter.

At CSG, we have mastered balancing business, family and community. We believe in giving back and are a dedicated supporter of local philanthropies and charities. From our volunteer work to financial contributions and event sponsorships, we are committed to our community. We actively participate as a member of the VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads Corporate Council and our staff generously contributes annually to United Way. In addition, we are an educational partner with Volunteer Hampton Roads, providing instructors, sponsoring educational programs and offering tuition assistance to our not-for-profit clients for training.

CSG is honored to have been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Virginia” for the past 7 years by Virginia Business magazine, one of the “Top 25 Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads” by Inside Business and listed among the “Best Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. We take pride and value every aspect of our business and the people who make it happen.

As a client of ours, you truly receive the best of both worlds: the personal attention and sincere concern of a local firm and the knowledge and resources of an international association.

CSG LEADERSHIP

Founder/Shareholder

Paul G. Di Nardo, CPA

Paul G. Di Nardo founded CSG in 1999 to satisfy the needs of his real estate client base. Paul realized that commercial property owners could reap significant tax savings from his extensive tax knowledge. Throughout the years, Di Nardo has made sure CSG’s team of talented engineers and CPAs adhere to the highest industry standards while satisfying changing IRS regulations.

Di Nardo, an accounting graduate of The College of William and Mary, a shareholder in CSG and WEC, and a member of the AICPA and the VSCPA, co-authored The Practical Guide to Cost Segregation with Shirley C. Baldwin, CPA, CFP, MBA, also a shareholder with CSG and WEC.

Director

Matthias J. Needam, CSP

Matt is the Director of CSG.  He has prior experience in engineering design, commercial construction, structural component analysis, and chemical testing.  His areas of expertise are Research and Development Tax Credits and Cost Segregation.  Using his vast knowledge of commercial building construction, accelerated depreciation, and tax laws, Matt has helped create millions of dollars in tax savings for his clients. Matt has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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