• Welcome to KOS!

    With an over 80-year history, the mid-sized accounting firm of Kessler Orlean Silver & Co., P.C., provides innovative accounting solutions to business owners, executives and managers, private investors, and professionals.

    Our down-to-earth style and practical experience come from a long-time culture of helping people and feeling passionate about doing so!

  • What Sets Us Apart

    We care. Pure and simple.

    ‘Above and beyond’ dedication to client service is our highest priority. Clients tell us they appreciate our accessibility and outstanding service. We believe it’s essential that you receive our close personal attention with prompt answers and new ideas.

    No situation is too tough or too routine. Every challenge is viewed with a fresh eye and resolved with a creative solution.

    By placing our service standards front and center in the way we conduct business, you can expect to receive the highest quality service while we help you improve your business or personal financials.

  • On the surface, accounting firms seem a lot alike. But some stand out from the crowd. So what makes KOS different? Our people. Sincerely caring, really listening, and then putting your outcome ahead of our interests. It’s our exuberant: to put you above all else.

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    Based in Deerfield, a Chicago suburb, KOS serves businesses and individuals in multiple states providing business consulting, accounting and bookkeeping, and tax services.

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KOS News Ticker

  • Equifax Data Breach - Considerations for protecting your finances - On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main American credit reporting agencies, announced a massive cybersecurity incident that exposed consumer information - including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers - leaving millions vulnerable to identity theft. Here are some things to consider to help protect your finances: -... More →
  • Five Year-End Moves for Small Businesses - Top Ideas for Your Business Operation - As with individuals, year-end tax planning for businesses remains somewhat uncertain. However, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 preserved certain tax benefits that can be incorporated into a logical year-end plan. Here are five ideas for small-business owners to consider: - 1. Speed up equipment deductions. - Under the PATH Act,... More →
  • Seven Time-Tested Year-End Tax Tactics - Practical approaches for individuals - At this point, it is still uncertain whether any significant tax reform will be enacted this year. Keeping that in mind, individual taxpayers may stick with “tried-and-true” methods to reduce taxes owed at year-end. Here are seven prime examples: - 1. Harvest capital gains or losses. - Typically, you might realize capital gains or losses from sales of... More →
  • Tax Pros and Cons of Municipal Bonds - Balanced view of investment tax aspects - Municipal bonds (often called “munis” for short) may be attractive to high-income taxpayers, but there are a number of potential tax drawbacks as well. Here is a brief look from both sides of the fence. - Tax Pros of Munis - First, and most important, the interest income is exempt from federal income tax. For example, if you earn a 4% return on a... More →
  • Employers' Beware of New Form I-9 and Employment Eligibility Verification Rules - All US employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization to work of all paid employees. It includes citizens and noncitizens. The form is not required for unpaid volunteers or for contractors. - You may not be aware that a new newly revised version of the I-9... More →
"[KOS is] friendly, approachable, and always willing to help me find the answer to a question." - Joan Meyer La James International College