Tom Brinker

Professor / Chair / Executive Director, Domestic MBA Program, School of Global Business

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About Me

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., CPA/PFS, CGMA, ChFC, CFE, AEP is Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He also serves as Executive Director for the MBA program and Chair for the School of Global Business. He graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Accountancy, and holds masters degrees in Taxation and Accounting from Widener University. In addition to earning his J.D., Professor Brinker earned an LL.M. in International Taxation from Regent University School of Law, where he received the distinction of “Outstanding Graduate” in his class.  He presents nationally and internationally on various tax topics, and has published dozens of articles in numerous journals, including The Journal of Accountancy, The Journal of International Taxation, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Practical Estate Planning, and The Journal of Financial Services Professionals.

 

Professor Brinker has received awards for teaching excellence, including the PICPA Educator of the Year Award and the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, and lectures primarily in the financial accounting and individual tax areas. Prior to co-founding his CPA firm, Mr. Brinker was a member of both the audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young & Company. He is currently a tax consultant for the special needs community and to local CPA and law firms in the Philadelphia area. His practice concentrates in tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.

 

 

Areas Of Focus

Taxation of Individuals and their Closely-Held Businesses, Understanding Tax implications for Families with Special Needs Children

Hometown
Glen Mills, PA

Home Country
United States

Languages
English

Education History

Regent University School of Law 2003

Master of Laws, Major in International Taxation

Minor in Offshore Financial Centers

Widener University 1993

Master of Science, Major in Accounting

Columbia Pacific University 1988

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Major in International Law

Widener University 1986

Master of Science, Major in Taxation

Saint Joseph's University 1981

Bachelor of Science, Major in Accounting

Research Summary

Some Recent Articles....

“Financing the Medical Expense Deduction for Families with Special Needs Children: Are Home Equity Loans and Retirement Plan Distributions the Answer?” Journal of Financial Services Professionals (January 2015),  pp. 44 -50 (full-length article).

 

“When is a Vacation Home a Rental Home?:  Reviewing  the Alternative Methods of Reporting “Vacation” Home Rental Expenses and the Potential Difference  in Tax” with Dennis Raible and Robert Teti. Journal of Financial Services Professionals (September 2014), pp. 5-8.

 

“Examining and Contrasting the Recent Alternative Calcualtion for the Home Office Deduction as it Applies to Self-Employed Individuals” with Dennis Raible and Robert Teti. Journal of Financial Services Professionals (May, 2014), pp. 5-7.

 

“Identifying Key American Taxpayer Relief Act and Health Care Reform Changes in Year-End Tax Planning,” Journal of Financial Services Professionals (September, 2013), pp.5-8.

 

“Potential Income Tax Benefits for Families with Special Needs Children” with W. Richard  Sherman. Journal of Accountancy  (June 2013), pp.64-66, 68, and 70-71.

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 “Tax Haven vs. Safe Haven: Where Is the U.S. Taxpayer/Investor To Go?” Journal of Financial Services Professionals (May, 2013), pp. 5-6.

 

“Economic Citizenship in the Caribbean: A Retirement Planning Consideration?,”  Journal of Financial Services Professionals (January, 2013), pp. 11-13.

 

 “Has Claiming the Dependency Exemption become Simplified, Clarified, or More  Complicated  with Recent Changes? ” with W. Richard Sherman. Journal of  Financial Services Professionals (September, 2012), pp. 11-13.

 

“Does a Foreign Tax Credit Exist at the State Level?  Double Taxation and How States Treat Foreign Taxes Paid for Individuals” with W. Richard Sherman. Journal of Financial Services Professionals (May, 2012), pp.15-19.