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David A. Lifson


485 Lexington Avenue

Floor 11

New York, New York 10017-2619

United States

David Lifson is a partner with Crowe LLP in the federal tax services. He has more than 35 years of experience in:
  • Providing tax planning and business advisory services for small- and medium-sized businesses and high-net-worth individuals
  • Developing specialized advice to a broad variety of industries including communications, commodities and natural resources, food and beverage manufacturing, distribution and resale, import and export, marketing and advertising, investment partnerships and hedge funds, professional services, real estate, securities and commodities brokerage and trading, and shipping
  • Domestic and international tax counseling for businesses and individuals

David is an accomplished author and speaker, and his subject matter expertise is frequently sought out by the media, including the Wall Street Journal and The CPA Journal. In addition to his work at Crowe, David has served on the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Council, the senior private sector advisory body to the IRS, and chaired its Small Business and Self-employed Subgroup through 2011. He has also testified before Congress and been featured in the media representing the Certified Public Accountants profession.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants member and Arthur Dixon Award winner
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Governing Council member
    • Tax Reform Task Force member
    • National Tax Conference chair
    • Tax Controversy Conference past co-chair
    • Tax Executive Committee past chair
    • Tax Shelter Task Force past chair
    • Fiscal Year Flexibility Task Force past chair
    • Professional Ethics Executive Committee and Tax Division Joint Task Forces past member
    • Tax Legislation and Policy Committee past member
  • New York Society of Certified Public Accountants member
    • President, 2007-2008
    • Vice President, 1998-1999
    • Board of Directors, 1995-1998 and 2006-2009
  • California, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Georgia Certified Public Accountants Society member

In The News/Honors

Recent Honors

  • Arthur Dixon Award for excellence as a tax professional 2009


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, summa cum laude
    Babson College