Magdalena M. Czerniawski, CPA, MBA


Magdalena M. Czerniawski
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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.324.7026
Fax: 212.324.7027


Magdalena M. Czerniawski, CPA, MBA, is a Partner at Marks Paneth LLP and a member of the firm’s Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group. With over 15 years of nonprofit industry experience, she provides tax services to a wide array of nonprofits, including charitable organizations, schools, social welfare organizations, affordable housing entities, professional associations, private foundations, healthcare organizations and hospitals.

In addition to providing tax compliance services, Ms. Czerniawski also provides tax planning and advisory services. She specializes in matters associated with unrelated business taxable income, where she focuses on navigating new reporting rules while managing and minimizing organizations’ tax exposure. She helps clients that have lobbying activities with various filing requirements and understanding complex rules.  Ms. Czerniawski helps private foundations navigate the complex rules of self-dealing and excise taxes. She has written many equivalency determinations for private foundations to help them with foreign giving. Ms. Czerniawski works with organizations on the compensation of executives including various retirement and incentive plans.  Her experience also includes serving clients with matters related to benefit plans and foreign tax filings. She represents her clients as an authorized representative before the Internal Revenue Service and various state agencies.

Ms. Czerniawski has published various articles on industry-specific tax matters and has served as a speaker at external and internal conferences. She is current board chair of the NYSSCPA Exempt Organizations’ Committee.  She is a core committee member of Mark Paneth’s LEADS initiative.

Prior to joining Marks Paneth, Ms. Czerniawski was a Senior Tax Manager with a national accounting firm, where she focused on tax consulting and compliance for many of their highest profile nonprofit clients.


Pace University
     Bachelor of Business Administration, Public Accounting
     Master of Business Administration, Public Accounting

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public
     Chair, Exempt Organization Committee
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
       Nonprofit Interest Group Member
New Jersey’s Science and Technology University, School of Management
       Advisory, Past Board Member
Panelist, various industry organizations
St. Casimir’s Polish Saturday School
       Board Member, Treasurer
Programs for Parents, Inc.
       Past President, Board Member, Audit Committee
Boonton Township Education Foundation
       Board Member
Strafford Publications
       Webinar Advisory Board, Tax and Accounting

Practice Areas

Tax Planning
Exempt Organizations
Private Foundations
Social Services
Membership Organizations

Licensed In

New York

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